Double Figure 8 Loop


  • Used to make a single loop in the end of a rope, or to make a loop some way along a rope.


  • Good for artificial-fibre rope; strong and easy to untie, even when wet and tight.
  • Particularly suitable for climbing and abseiling.


  • Can be hard to untie in natural-fibre rope.
  • The Double Figure Eight can loosen and spill in artificial-fibre rope. To minimise this risk, the end can be tied off around the standing part of the rope, using a single or double Overhand Knot.
  • Whilst often used to tie a loop some way along a rope, the Double Figure Eight is not appropriate for situations where a 3 way pull is possible. (The Alpine Butterfly Knot is best for this).