The Highwayman's Hitch is ideal for tying a rope
to an object when you need a quick release. Just yank on the end that is
not supporting the load to untie and completely remove the rope from the
object it was made fast to.
Pull a bight under the object you are tying on to.
The left side is the standing part and the right side is the end. The standing
part is connected to the load.
Form a bight in the standing part.
Pull the bight over the object and through the original
Make a bight in the end.
Insert it through the previous bight.
Pull the standing part to dress the knot. Then set
the knot by pulling on all parts. The end is yanked abruptly to disengage
Click on the Piece of Eight to return to the Main Page