Wooden Shoes
Knots & Climbing

Heaving line

What is the Heaving Line Knot?

The Heaving line knot is a simple method to add a bit of extra weight to a climbing line.

The Heaving Line Knot, what is it used for?

The Heaving Line Knot is an effective way to add more weight to a line, so you can throw it more easily and more precise over longer distances. Of course you can also use the Heaving Line Knot to add extra weight to a mooring line when docking a boat.


Only use the Heaving Line knot in situations where the knot can't get stuck. If there is a risk of the knot getting stuck, it's better to use the Hangman's knot as that one will come apart if it gets wedged.

Alternatives for the Heaving Line Knot

Hangman's Knot