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Old 08-22-2013
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Re: Going up the mast

I use to climb (just at the beginner level) and was taught to tie in with a double figure 8 on a bight. Then an overhand knot can tie off the working end over the standing end to add redundancy. I know the bowline is a secure knot and holds some heavy loads, but I'm curious if it is trusted to not slip loose?

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