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Pile hitch

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Pile hitch
Pile hitch.jpg
Category hitch
Typical use Attaching rope to a pole or other structure
ABoK #1815


The pile hitch is a kind of hitch, which is a knot used for attaching rope to a pole or other structure. The pile hitch is very easy to tie, and can be tied in the bight (without access to either end of the rope), making it a valuable tool.

To tie, form a loop in the bight, and wrap both strands of this loop around the pole near the pole's end. Pull the loop around and under the rope, then finish by putting the loop itself around the end of the pole.

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