Water knot

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Water knot
Names Water knot, Tape knot, Ring bend
Category bend
Related Overhand knot, Beer knot
Typical use To join webbing for climbing
Caveat Ends should be left long, knot should be tightened and inspected before each use
ABoK #296


The water knot (or tape knot) is a knot frequently used in climbing for joining two ends of webbing together, for instance when making a sling. To tie, first form an overhand knot in one end and then follow it with the other end, feeding in the opposite direction.

The ends should be left at least three inches long and the knot should be "set" by tightening it with full body weight. The ends can be taped or lightly sewn to the standing parts to help prevent them from creeping back into the knot. Inspect the knot before each use.[1]

References

  1. Craig Luebben, Knots for Climbers (Evergreen, Colorado: Chockstone Press, 1993), 19.