Rolling Hitch

Rolling hitch is a method used to tie a rope to a post. It can also be tied to a rod or other rope. The rolling hitch is designed to vertically resist movement for a direction of pull.

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3 Different Methods of Rolling Hitches

The first is the rolling hitch used to tie the rope to a pole.

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  1. Turn the rope around the object. Have the loose ends toward the direction for pulling and between the standing part and the object.
  2. Go around the object again, making sure the wrap is facing the direction of pull. Have the loose ends over the standing part in the opposite direction of pull.
  3. Move the object in the same direction as the starting turns.
  4. Tighten the rope around the object before connecting the load.

The second way is the rolling hitch used to tie the rope to another rope.

  1. Make a turn around the object with the loose ends between the object and standing part. Cross over the standing part away from the pulling direction.
  2. Make a second turn exactly as the first.
  3. Move the rope around the object in the same direction as the starting turns.
  4. Tighten the rope around the object before connecting the load.

The third is the magnus hitch. This hitch is more secure under weight.

  1. 1. Make a turn around the object with the loose ends toward the pulling direction and between the standing part and the object.
  2. 2. Wrap around the object, making sure the wraps are going in the direction of the pull.
  3. 3. Have the loose ends over the standing part in the opposite direction of the pull.
  4. 4. Tighten the rope around the object before connecting the load.

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