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).|
|Weave the rope back through the loops, around the main line.|
|Weave the rope down through the loops again.|
|Wrap the tail as shown.|
|Finish with a stopper knot to ensure there is no slippage.|