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Gripping Hitch
Gripping Hitch
Knot Type
  • Friction hitch

  • Ddrt (doubled rope technique)

Suggested Cordage Size
  • 8-10mm on 11-13mm host line

Further Comments
  • The Gripping Hitch(or Gripping Sailors Hitch), is particularly suited to gripping a solid object, and can even grip a tapered spar.

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Step 1 - Position cord against rope Step 2 - Pass the tail upwards and behind the rope Step 3 - Take a wrap Step 4 - Take a second wrap Step 5 - Third wrap Step 6 - Take a fourth wrap then pass the upper leg downwards Step 7 - And round the back Step 8 - Over the top of the lower leg Step 9 - Then round the back and through the loop as shown Step 10 - Dress and set
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