Rolling Hitch


  • Used for tying a rope to pull at an oblique angle to a spar or another rope under tension.


  • Strong and easy to untie, even when wet and tight, but best for ropes that are supple and have lots of friction.
  • Especially good to make an adjustable loop to secure a guy-rope around a tentpeg or stake.


  • The Rolling Hitch must always be tied under tension. When tying, the second loop should be pulled firmly up over the shoulder of the first loop, whereupon the knot will hold itself in place whilst the final loop is tied.