Double Bowline Knot

The Double Bowline Knot is sometimes used as a “tie-in”, to attach the rope to the climber’s harness. The Double Bowline has the same strength as a figure eight knot but is simpler to tie. As the rope wraps around twice, the double bowline knot is more secure than a regular bowline knot.

To Tie a Double Bowline Knot:

Form two loops and thread the tie in point (harness, whatever).double bowline 1
Weave the rope back through the loops, around the main line.double bowline 2
Weave the rope down through the loops again.double bowline 3
Wrap the tail as shown.double bowline 4
Finish with a stopper knot to ensure there is no slippage.double bowline 5