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Blackwall hitch
Blackwall hitch.png
Category hitch
Related Half hitch
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use To attach a rope to a hook when the both are of equal size.
Caveat Likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain
ABoK #1875


The blackwall hitch is a simple half hitch over a hook. It will hold only when subjected to a constant strain. It is used when the rope and hook are of equal size and is likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain.