Knots/Loop knots/Adjustable grip hitch

The adjustable grip hitch is a simple and useful friction hitch which may easily be shifted up and down the rope while slack. It will hold fast when loaded, but slip when shock loaded until tension is relieved enough for it to again hold fast.

Adjustable grip hitch
NamesAdjustable grip hitch, Adjustable hitch
ReleasingNon- jamming
Typical useKeeping a rope under tension

This knot is also called "Adjustable Loop" [1]

See also



  1. Knots & Ropework, The Ultimate Encyclodpedia of; by Geoffrey Budworth, ISBN 1-84309-138-0