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Taut line hitch

What is the Taut Line Hitch?

The Taut Line Hitch creates an adjustable loop in a rope.

The Taut Line Hitch, what is it used for?

The Taut Line hitch is used to create an adjustable loop to keep lines under tension. For example to tighten up the guide lines on a tent.


Make sure you use the right type of rope for the Taut Line hitch. If your rope is too stiff, the Taut Line hitch will not grip well and tends to uncoil.