Essential Knots: The Slip Knot

'How To Tie a Slip Knot' is part of the e-book - Trad Climbing Basics.

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The slip knot is useful for tying off pitons, tree stumps or other poor gear in order to reduce leverage.

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How To Tie a Slip Knot

Step 1
Form a loop in a sling (thin Dyneema works better than nylon).

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Step 2
Pull a bight through this loop as shown.

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Step 3
Slip this bight over the piton.

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Step 4
Cinch it tight and push it as close to the rock as possible to reduce leverage.

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