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By Gregger Man
Dec 9, 2012
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I had a knot geek moment this morning when I was lurking in the solo self-belay thread and someone mentioned tying one-handed alpine butterfly knots. I consulted teh Goooogle and found how, but didn't like it. I found one other method after digging around that I really like now: It's a hybrid of the 'three wraps around the palm' method and the 'twist the rope twice' method. Very fluid and doesn't require eyeballs, just muscle memory. Especially nice for tying butterfly knots with long loops.

For your consideration:




[Is this common knowledge and I just missed the memo?]

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By Avery Maracek
From New Paltz, NY
Dec 9, 2012
Gelsa P2
New to me.

Thanks for sharing that video!

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By Bryan Gilmore
From Your Mama
Dec 9, 2012
Beagle
the most fluid way is tying it exactly like an overhand.

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By Gregger Man
Dec 9, 2012
gg
Beagle wrote:
the most fluid way is tying it exactly like an overhand.

That, my friend, is not the knot geek perspective on this matter.

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By Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Dec 9, 2012
About half way up the East Arete on Illumination Rock
The alp butt won't roll and is very strong... an overhand can roll and reduces rope strength by like 50% or some shiite (I'm sure some "geek" will correct me with the correct number)

Every knot/bend/hitch has a purpose.. failing to accept this has been the cause of multitudes of high-angle accidents.

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By wivanoff
Dec 10, 2012
High Exposure
I like it. Never saw that particular way of tying it before. The video goes a little fast and doesn't clearly show the "crossing" tails on the back side when tying it. This one might be more clear:

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