Wooden Shoes
Knots & Climbing

Overhand loop

Also known as

Overhand on a Bight

What is the Overhand Loop?

The Overhand loop is a simple multipurpose mid-line loop.

The Overhand Loop, what is it used for?

Use the Overhand loop to make a loop in a rope.


It has the tendency to jam after being under a heavy load. If you want to avoid this you may consider using the Bowline knot.

Alternatives for the Angler's Loop

Bowline Knot