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Stopper Knot

The stopper knot is very handy in several situations. For instance you could tie one in the end of the rope it stop it unexpectedly passing through the belay/abseil device. Use it to backup your figure eight follow through tie in knot. Two stopper knots are used to make the double fishermans for joining two ropes.

To tie a stopper knot in the end of the rope, follow these steps.
Step 1Step 2
Step 1: Form a loop. Step 2: Form a second loop behind the first one, as shown.
Step 3
Step 3: Pass the end back through both loops.
Step 4: Stopper Knot

Step 4: Pull tight.


Further Reading:
Stoppers - Knots on the end of the rope. From

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