Gripping sailor's hitch

Gripping Sailor's Hitch
Category Hitch
Related Sailor's hitch, rolling hitch, Icicle hitch
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use Tie one rope to another rope, boom, spar, shaft, etc., and pull lengthwise.

The Gripping Sailor's Hitch(*) is a secure, jam-proof hitch used to tie one rope to another, or a rope to a pole, boom, spar, etc., when the pull is lengthwise along the object. It will even grip a tapered object, such as a marlin spike, in the direction of taper, similar to the Icicle hitch. It is much superior to the rolling hitch for that purpose.

(*) Sometimes incorrectly presented under name Sailor's Gripping Hitch. It's a gripping version of the Sailor's Hitch, not Sailor's version of a non-existent Gripping Hitch.


External links

  • Video: Tying the Gripping Sailor's Hitch
  • Sailor's Hitch & Gripping Sailor's Hitch

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