Alpine butterfly bend

Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
 
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
1. Cross over the two ropes.
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
2. Twist the ropes to make a second cross.
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
3. Bring both ends down.
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
4. Pass both ropes through the opening in the middle.
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
5. Pass the ropes all the way through.
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions
6. Tighten by pulling on all ends.
Alpine butterfly bend step by step how to tie instructions

Description

Alpine butterfly bend is a knot used to join the ends of two ropes together.

Use

Alpine butterfly bend is just like Alpine butterfly loop only with the loop cut and is used for
joining two ropes together. The observation that the butterfly loop is secure enough to isolate a
worn or damaged section of rope within the loop indicated that the bend form of the knot would
be similarly secure.

Releasing

Non-jamming. The knot is easily untied even after heavy loading.

Security

A properly tied butterfly bend is as secure as the equivalent loop form.

Other names

Alpine butterfly bend, Butterfly bend, Strait bend

Tying

There are several methods of tying this knot. Depicted here is the same method as tying the loop
version of this knot.
1. Cross over the two ropes.
2. Twist the ropes to make a second cross.
3. Bring both ends down.
4. Pass both ropes through the opening in the middle.
5. Pass the ropes all the way through.
6. Tighten by pulling on all ends.

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