Summit plateau

Figure of Eight knot 

 

 The figure of eight knot is a type of knot . It is very important in rock climbing as a method of stopping ropes from running out of retaining devices. Unlike the overhand knot, which will bind iron-hard under strain, often requiring the rope to be cut, the figure of eight can be easily untied after even the greatest strain. Here is how you tie the figure of eight knot on your rope.