When learning how to tie a clove hitch knot, one of the most critical steps is learning how to climb a tree. Climbing a tree with a climbing knot can be challenging, especially using quick single-strand hooks. An essential step in tying a clove hitch is placing the two pieces of rope side by side and then inserting one end of the rope into the other. This is known as a “drawing.”
To begin tying a clove hitch, have the second strand lie across the first strand. The drawbar should be placed under the pull line and directly above the double-strand. The end of the draw that is to be tied will be placed high on the tree branch. This is where the interest will come into contact with the nail.
Tie the draw above the loop, making sure it is snugly against the nail. Pull the interest tight and make sure it is seated deep in the circle. Now attach the second piece of the rope, which is not connected to the clove, to the draw. Tie another knot, which will act as the belay knot. The knot will need to be placed higher on the tree branch, between the magnet and the second knot.
The climber should now be able to attach his harness between the belay loop and the lower knots.
The climber’s harness should directly be attached to the ring attached to the top of the tent. Once the climber is safely attached to his harness, he will know how high he is from the ground. He will know how high his actual anchor line is, based on the diameter of his harness. If the ring is too large, he may shorten it by untying one of the ties or cutting a new one.
Now, the next step for learning how to tie a clove hitch knot is to place the climber’s feet so they are shoulder-width apart and the climber’s hands far enough away from his body so they are also shoulder-width apart. There should be around six inches between the climber’s head and the bottom of the rope. With his feet hip-width apart, his feet should pull the string tight. Once this is done, the climber should pull the cord tight, which closes off the knot that was formed earlier.
As the rope is drawn tight, the climber should rotate his body, so his hands are facing the direction of the wind. Then, using a clove hitch knot, the climber should wrap the end of the rope around his leg. The climber should make sure the knot is tight because if it is not, he will pull the climber down and lose the climbing angle. As long as the climber keeps his hands tightly wrapped around the end of the rope, he will have no problems with the strength of the grip.
In the last step, the climber should tie the second “clove” in the same way as he tied the first. The only difference is now the loop will be smaller, and it will be easier to tie a knot. Once this is done, the climber should be able to climb without any problems. Once he has successfully connected the second knot, he can continue to climb up and down. After reaching the top, he should put on the harness, put his feet in the boots, and stand on the rock. This should put enough pressure on the rope so it will hold.
After that, the climber should wait for a while and then tie a third clove hitch knot. This will seal the whole knot. When the climber is done, he should remove the boot, change to a fresh pair of socks, and tie another knot. And then he can begin climbing again, just like he did on the second step!