Knots/Loop knots/Figure-eight loop

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The figure-eight loop (not to be confused with the figure-eight knot, which is similar, but it is a stopper knot) is a loop knot that is used in climbing. It can be tied in two ways:

  1. Tie a figure-eight knot in a rope, then put the working end around something and follow the rope back through the figure-eight. This is the method used to attach a rope to a harness.
  2. Tie a figure-eight knot in a bight. This is not the way to attach a rope to something that you can't slip the loop over or into.