# List of hitch knots

A hitch is a type of knot used for binding rope to an object.

## Physical theory of hitches

A simple mathematical theory of hitches has been proposed by Bayman[1] and extended by Maddocks and Keller.[2] It makes predictions that are approximately correct when tested empirically.[3]

## Alphabetical list of hitch knots

Knot Description Image
Adjustable grip hitch A simple and useful friction hitch which may easily be shifted up and down the rope while slack. 100px
Alternate ring hitching A type of ringbolt hitching formed with a series of alternate left and right hitches made around a ring 100px
Anchor bend A knot used for attaching a rope to a ring 100px
Bale sling hitch A knot which traditionally uses a continuous loop of strap to form a cow hitch around an object in order to hoist or lower it. 100px
Barrel hitch The "barrel hitch" and "barrel sling," named for their use in hoisting cargo aboard ships, are a simple yet effective way to suspend an object. 100px
Becket hitch Any hitch that is made on an eye loop, i.e., on a becket. 100px
Blackwall hitch A temporary means of attaching a rope to a hook. 100px
Blake's hitch A friction hitch commonly used by arborists and tree climbers as an ascending knot.
Boom hitch A rather robust and secure method of attaching a line, or rope to a fixed object like a pipe, post, or sail boom 100px
Buntline hitch A knot used for attaching a rope to an object. It is formed by passing the working end around an object, then making a clove hitch around the rope's standing part, taking care that the turns of the clove hitch progress towards the object rather than away from it.
Cat's paw A knot used for connecting a rope to an object.
Chain hitch A knot used to connect a rope to a cylindrical object. Similar to the marline hitch, but formed with successive Clove hitch knots. 100px
Clinging clara
Clove hitch A clove hitch is two successive half-hitches around an object.
Continuous ring hitching A series of identical hitches made around a ring 100px
Cow hitch variant
Cow hitch with toggle
Cow hitch A hitch knot used to attach a rope to an object. 100px
Double overhand noose A hitch knot used to bind a rope to a carabiner. 100px
Farrimond friction hitch A quick release adjustable friction hitch for use on lines under tension. 100px
Garda hitch A ratcheting knot used to disallow dual direction rope travel. 100px
Gripping Sailor's hitch A secure, jam-proof hitch used to tie one rope to another, or a rope to a pole, boom, spar, etc., when the pull is lengthwise along the object. 100px
Ground-line hitch A type of knot used to attach a rope to an object. 100px
Half hitch A simple overhand knot, where the working end of a line is brought over and under the standing part.
Halter hitch A type of knot used to connect a rope to an object. 100px
Highpoint hitch A type of knot used to attach a rope to an object. 100px
Highwayman's hitch A quick-release draw loop knot used for temporarily securing a rope that will need to be released easily and cleanly. 100px
Hitching tie A simple knot used to tie off stuff sacks that allows quick access as it unties quickly. 100px
Icicle hitch A knot that is excellent for connecting to a post when weight is applied to an end running parallel to the post in a specific direction. 100px
Killick hitch A type of hitch knot used to attach a rope to oddly shaped objects. 100px
Knute hitch A knot used to attach a lanyard of small stuff to a marlingspike or other tool.
Magnus hitch A knot used to attach a rope to a rod, pole, or other rope. 100px
Marline Hitching A knot used to attach a rope to a cylindrical object. Similar in appearance to the Chain Hitch, but a succession of overhand knots. 100px
Marlinespike hitch A temporary knot used to attach a rod to a rope in order to form a handle.
Midshipman's hitch An adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension.
Munter hitch A simple knot, commonly used by climbers and cavers as part of a life-lining or belay system 100px
Ossel hitch A knot used to attach a rope or line to an object. 100px
Palomar knot A knot that is used for securing a fishing line to a fishing lure, snap or swivel. 100px
Pile hitch A kind of hitch, which is a knot used for attaching rope to a pole or other structure. 100px
Pipe hitch A hitch-type knot used to secure smooth cylindrical objects. 100px
Prusik knot A friction hitch or knot used to put a loop of cord around a rope, applied in climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, caving, rope rescue, and by arborists.
Reverse half hitches
Round turn and two half-hitches 100px
Sailor's hitch A secure, jam-proof hitch. 100px
Siberian hitch A knot used to attach a rope to an object. 100px
Slippery hitch A knot used to attach a line to a rod or bar.
Snell knot A hitch knot used to attach an eyed fishing hook to fishing line.
Snuggle hitch A modification of the clove hitch 100px
Taut-line hitch An adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension.
Tensionless hitch An anchor knot used for rappelling or rope rescue.
Timber hitch A knot used to attach a single length of rope to a cylindrical object.
Trilene knot A multi-purpose fishing knot that can be used for attaching monofilament line to hooks, swivels and lures.
Trucker's hitch A compound knot commonly used for securing loads on trucks or trailers. 100px
Tugboat hitch (Lighterman's hitch) An easy release knot ideal for heavy towing.
Two half-hitches A type of knot, specifically a binding knot or hitch knot.
Uni knot A multi purpose fishing knot that can be used for attaching the fishing line to the arbor of a reel, for joining lines, and for attaching lures, snaps, and swivels. 100px