Double and Triple Fisherman’s Knot
The Double and Triple Fisherman’s Knot
The Double Fisherman’s consists of two double overhand knots, each tied round the other standing end. It can be used for rope retrieval. Use a Triple Fisherman’s for load-bearing. In each stopper knot the rope is passed around a third time before being threaded back through the loops.
Use: The Triple Fisherman’s is an excellent and reliable way of joining two climbing ropes. It can be used for a full rope-length rappel; after which it is still possible to retrieve the rope.
The Double Fisherman’s is not complicated. Nevertheless, it can be tied wrongly and then fail. If you tie it and your life depends on it, inspect it carefully. If someone else ties it, inspect it extremely carefully.