The Linemans Loop Knot or Alpine Butterfly knot is considered to be the knot of choice for many climbers and hikers. It is very reliable and can be tied at the end or in the middle of the rope. It can be made into a reliable foot-hold, mooring, or carabineer hanging point.
This loop knot is handy when you don’t have access to the ends of the rope. It can take load in all 3 directions without slipping, and it’s fairly easy to tie. A series of these knots can be tied for a climbing rope, or it can be used to hoist items in the middle of a suspended rope to avoid a swinging load.
Here are the steps to tie this knot…
The lineman’s loop knot is a very reliable loop. Practice it a few times and get comfortable tying it at the end and middle of a rope. It can be used for many applications at the campsite and other outdoor sports.