Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.
|Typical use||Securing lines running along a series of posts, belaying, starting lashings, weak binding|
|Caveat||Can spill if the standing part is pulled forcibly in the wrong direction.|
|Related||Slippery hitch, Two half-hitches, Buntline hitch, Constrictor knot, Ground-line hitch, Lashings, Snuggle hitch|
|— Boy Scout Handbook p. 139, 11th ed.|
- Required for
- Loop over the top.
- Loop around again below.
- Pull through the hole.
- Lesson Videos
- Grog's Animated Knots: Clove Hitch - Wonder How To Video: Clove Hitch Knot - Wonder How To Video: Clove Hitch Boy Scout Knot - Grog's Animated Knots: Clove Hitch - Video: Clove Hitch - Video: Various Ways to Tie a Clove Hitch - Video: Clove Hitch Knots
- The Clove hitch is one of the Forty Knots.
- See also
"The Clove Hitch was, originally, included here with the intention of condemning it. It does have two major failings: it slips and, paradoxically, can also bind."