Figure 8 Loop the figure 8 knot is very easy to
tie. The figure 8 knot is generally used as a
stopper knot. It also doesn't jam easily and is
usually easy to untie. Sometimes that can be a
bad thing as it could come undone easily as well. Keep
an eye on this one.
Ropes and the
knots associated with rope, can be dangerous. If
improperly handled, or tied, ropes can kill and
you could be the victim! Always use rope with
care and inspect and test any knots you
tie. Respect ropes subject to a heavy load,
especially your own climbing rope. The danger
associated with ropes under load is often
learned by painful experience.