List of hitch knots

A hitch is a type of knot used for binding rope to an object.

Physical theory of hitchesEdit

A simple mathematical theory of hitches has been proposed by Bayman[1] and extended by Maddocks and Keller.[2] It makes predictions that are approximately correct when tested empirically.[3]

Alphabetical list of hitch knotsEdit

Knot Description Image
Adjustable grip hitch A simple and useful friction hitch which may easily be shifted up and down the rope while slack.  
Alternate ring hitching A type of ringbolt hitching formed with a series of alternate left and right hitches made around a ring  
Anchor bend A knot used for attaching a rope to a ring  
Bale sling hitch A knot which traditionally uses a continuous loop of strap to form a cow hitch around an object in order to hoist or lower it.  
Barrel hitch The "barrel hitch" and "barrel sling," named for their use in hoisting cargo aboard ships, are a simple yet effective way to suspend an object.  
Becket hitch Any hitch that is made on an eye loop, i.e., on a becket.  
Blackwall hitch A temporary means of attaching a rope to a hook.  
Blake's hitch A friction hitch commonly used by arborists and tree climbers as an ascending knot.  
Boom hitch A rather robust and secure method of attaching a line, or rope to a fixed object like a pipe, post, or sail boom  
Bottom-loaded release hitch
Buntline hitch A knot used for attaching a rope to an object. It is formed by passing the working end around an object, then making a clove hitch around the rope's standing part, taking care that the turns of the clove hitch progress towards the object rather than away from it.  
Cat's paw A knot used for connecting a rope to an object.  
Chain hitch A knot used to connect a rope to a cylindrical object. Similar to the marline hitch, but formed with successive Clove hitch knots.  
Clinging clara
Clove hitch A clove hitch is two successive half-hitches around an object.  
Continuous ring hitching A series of identical hitches made around a ring  
Cow hitch variant
Cow hitch with toggle
Cow hitch A hitch knot used to attach a rope to an object.  
Double overhand noose A hitch knot used to bind a rope to a carabiner.  
Farrimond friction hitch A quick release adjustable friction hitch for use on lines under tension.  
Garda hitch A ratcheting knot used to disallow dual direction rope travel.  
Gripping sailor's hitch 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.  
Ground-line hitch A type of knot used to attach a rope to an object.  
Half hitch A simple overhand knot, where the working end of a line is brought over and under the standing part.  
Halter hitch A type of knot used to connect a rope to an object.  
Highpoint hitch A type of knot used to attach a rope to an object.  
Highwayman's hitch A quick-release draw loop knot used for temporarily securing a rope that will need to be released easily and cleanly.  
Hitching tie A simple knot used to tie off stuff sacks that allows quick access as it unties quickly.  
Icicle hitch A knot for connecting to a post when weight is applied to an end running parallel to the post in a specific direction.  
Killick hitch A type of hitch knot used to attach a rope to oddly shaped objects.  
Knute hitch A knot used to attach a lanyard of small stuff to a marlingspike or other tool.
Magnus hitch A knot used to attach a rope to a rod, pole, or other rope. (See also Rolling hitch  
Marline Hitching A knot used to attach a rope to a cylindrical object. Similar in appearance to the Chain Hitch, but a succession of overhand knots.  
Marlinespike hitch A temporary knot used to attach a rod to a rope in order to form a handle.  
Midshipman's hitch An adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension.  
Munter hitch A simple knot, commonly used by climbers and cavers as part of a life-lining or belay system  
Ossel hitch A knot used to attach a rope or line to an object.  
Palomar knot A knot that is used for securing a fishing line to a fishing lure, snap or swivel.  
Pile hitch A kind of hitch, which is a knot used for attaching rope to a pole or other structure.  
Pipe hitch A hitch-type knot used to secure smooth cylindrical objects.  
Prusik knot A friction hitch or knot used to put a loop of cord around a rope, applied in climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, caving, rope rescue, and by arborists.  
Reverse half hitches
Round turn and two half-hitches  
Sailor's hitch A secure, jam-proof hitch.  
Siberian hitch A knot used to attach a rope to an object.  
Slippery hitch A knot used to attach a line to a rod or bar.  
Snell knot A hitch knot used to attach an eyed fishing hook to fishing line.
Snuggle hitch A modification of the clove hitch  
Taunt-line hitch An adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension.  
Tensionless hitch An anchor knot used for rappelling or rope rescue.
Timber hitch A knot used to attach a single length of rope to a cylindrical object.  
Trilene knot A multi-purpose fishing knot that can be used for attaching monofilament line to hooks, swivels and lures.
Trucker's hitch A compound knot commonly used for securing loads on trucks or trailers.  
Tugboat hitch (Lighterman's hitch) An easy release knot ideal for heavy towing.
Tumble hitch A quick-release draw loop knot used for temporarily securing a rope that will need to be released easily and cleanly.  
Two half-hitches A type of knot, specifically a binding knot or hitch knot.  
Uni knot A multi purpose fishing knot that can be used for attaching the fishing line to the arbor of a reel, for joining lines, and for attaching lures, snaps, and swivels.  
 
Distinguishing between a half hitch and a marline hitch

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bayman, Benjamin F. (1977). "Theory of hitches". American Journal of Physics. 45: 185. doi:10.1119/1.10652.
  2. ^ Maddocks, J. H.; Keller, J. B. (1987). "Ropes in Equilibrium". SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. 47 (6): 1185–1200. doi:10.1137/0147080.
  3. ^ Crowell, Ben. "The physics of knots". Retrieved 2014-06-29.