/ What is the sexiest knot?

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The Pylon King on 24 May 2014
Maybe the figure of eight?
felt - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

Portuguese whipping or the monkey's fist, depending on mood. Double fisherman's gets me going too.
Rick Graham on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:
I like using the Tarbuck Knot, unfortunately it is not much use for climbing any more.

In reply to your question, it may be the French Prussik, traditionally they are quite good in this area.
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Stuart (aka brt) - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

Triple Crown Knot.
Gordon Stainforth - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

The Alpine Butterfly has a special beauty to it.
Gordonbp - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

Carrick Bend
gd303uk - on 24 May 2014
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:

The sheepshank.
the Alpine Butterfly and Clove hitch have a special beauty, simple and brilliant.
AlanLittle - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

Zeppelin Bend.

If we're restricting ourselves to knots actually used in climbing, then I find the non-nonsense robustness of the double fisherman's and the elegance of the alpine butterfly rather appealing.
scott titt - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

The handcuff knot! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handcuff_knot
Nick Russell on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

zeppelin bend, or if we're talking safe tie-in knots, the zeppelin loop.
Firestarter on 24 May 2014
In reply to Gordonbp:

+1Carrick bend. Plush seafood restaurant where all place mats and coasters made from them. Classy!
FactorXXX - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

A Gordian Knot gets me every time.
Hardonicus - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

The Chris Tan Death Knot. I get an erection like a hanged man every time I tie in with one...
deepsoup - on 24 May 2014
In reply to Hardonicus:
Hah. Anyone who uses a CTDK ought to be bloody well hung...

I'll go with Alpine Butterfly.

I've reluctantly come around to the view that a simple overhand loop is actually better in almost every way, but still use the AB because it's just so pretty. :o)
FactorXXX - on 24 May 2014
In reply to deepsoup:

I've reluctantly come around to the view that a simple overhand loop is actually better in almost every way, but still use the AB because it's just so pretty

For equalising belays, the Alpine Butterfly is by far superior to an overhand knot.
mockerkin on 24 May 2014
In reply to FactorXXX:

Just don't sec
> A Gordian Knot gets me every time.

>> Just don't climb with anyone called Alexander, especially when you are the second.
Choss on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

for me theres 3 that are just genius...

marlinspike hitch.
sheepShank.
Highwaymans hitch.
In reply to The Pylon King:
Constrictor Knot - that beauty ain't coming undone!


Chris
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rocky57 - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

The Alpine Butterfly is 'my favourite knot'.

Tis a cryptic world we live in.
FactorXXX - on 24 May 2014
In reply to mockerkin:

Just don't climb with anyone called Alexander, especially when you are the second.

Be the perfect knot for a chop route.
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Bloodfire - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

If you're single I guess the overhand knot is your only choice...
marsbar - on 24 May 2014
birdie num num - on 24 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

Num Num gets a hard on over the granny knot
Jim C - on 25 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:
I guess this does it for some.
http://www.mademan.com/mm/how-tie-rope-bondage.html
bpmclimb - on 25 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:
The 5-strand star knot is the sexiest knot, I reckon. Pentagonal and with rotational symmetry. Check it out on Google images. Takes a while to learn how to tie it, though.
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Skol on 25 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

When the Mrs says 'knot tonight', but you know she's up for it?
Dr Toph on 25 May 2014
In reply to The Pylon King:

It often comes down to how well you dress it...

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