Double Bowline Knot
This knot is sometimes used as a "tie-in", to attach the rope to
the climber's harness, instead of the standard figure
eight follow through. It has the advantage over the figure eight of
being easier to untie after the knot has been weighted. However, it has
several disadvantages, such as being less simple to visually
inspect, and prone to slippage, requiring the addition of a stopper
knot to be really secure. It's also considered weaker than the figure
eight. Follow these steps to tie a double bowline:
Step 1: Form two loops and thread the tie in point (harness,
whatever). Steps 2 & 3: Weave the rope back through the loops,
around the main line, then down through the loops again. Step 4:
Wrap the tail as pictured. Step 5: Finish with a stopper knot to
ensure there is no slippage.
Bowline - From the University of New England Mountaineering Club
Bowline One-handed -
From Karl Lews web site.
Which Knot As A "Tie In" - The rethreaded figure eight or bowline
from Dawn's FAQ site.
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