Gnat hitch


The Gnat Hitch was developed in a search for a simple, jam-resistant, non-slipped, noose-like hitch that maintains excellent security all with one pass of rope around the object.


Used to attach rope with a single pass around an object.


Resists jamming fairly well, the risk of jamming increases under extreme strain with very small diameter objects.


1. Pass the rope around the pole.
2. Make a half hitch around the standing end leaving some slack.
3. Pass the working end behind the standing end.
4. Pass the working end through the loop of the half hitch.
5. Tighten.

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