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Poacher's Knot

Description

The poacher's knot is used to tie a loop in the end of a piece of rope. The loop will constrict during loading. One useful application of the poacher's knot is to tie a foot loop to a hand ascender.

Advantages

The poacher's knot takes less rope than a figure 8 follow through.

Disadvantages

The poacher's knot can be really hard (or impossible) to untie after it has been loaded.

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