Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

The instructions for tying the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches are built right into the name. It can also be thought of as tying a Clove Hitch around its own standing part.

1 Use the running end to make a round turn over the object.

2 Tie a Half Hitch around the standing part.

3 Next, tie a second Half Hitch.

The Round Turn and Two Half Hitches is the most common hitch used for tying off a rope when you know you won't need to adjust it after tying. The most important feature of this knot is the round turn. If the rope you are tying is already under strain, the extra turn will help hold against it while making the Half Hitches and will continue to reduce the strain on the Half Hitches.

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