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Wagoner’s Hitch

The Wagoner’s Hitch is a leveraged hitch very similar to the Trucker’s Hitch. It needs tension on it to stay secure, and it comes undone with just a shake.

The knot forms a great cinch and works well for tightening a load down, but shouldn’t be relied on to secure the load long-term.

To Tie a Wagoner’s Hitch:

Make a crossing turn, then grab a bight in the running end just below it.Wagoner's Hitch 1
Pull the bight of the running end through the crossing turn. This forms a lower loop that the running end will pass through after it goes around an anchor point.Wagoner's Hitch 2
Pass the running end around the anchor and back up through the lower loop.Wagoner's Hitch 3

For a more in-depth tutorial and additional information on the Wagoner’s hitch, check out our video!