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Also called a figure eight bend or Flemish bend. Provides a secure and simple method for securing two ropes. Used in climbing, it's relatively easy to undo but creates a bulky knot. After making a figure-eight knot in one rope, you lead the end of the second rope parallel to the first and follow it to make a double figure-eight. The second rope must exit beside the first rope's standing end.
February 23, 2008