Double figure-eight loop

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Double figure-eight loop
Double Figure-Eight Loop.jpg
Names Double figure-eight loop, double Flemish loop, bunny ears
Category Loop
Related Figure-eight loop
Typical use climbing, equalizing anchors
ABoK #1085

A double figure-eight loop, (also known as a bunny ears, or a dog eared loop) is a type of knot that forms two parallel loops, and resembles the figure-eight loop.[1]

It is frequently used in climbing and caving as an easily untie-able knot that is capable of being attached to two bolts and equalised.[2]

A variation of this knot exists, known as the double figure-eight follow through that creates another loop below the bulk of the knot, a feature that is useful for clipping safety ropes into.[3]


  1. ^ Ashley, Clifford W. (1944), The Ashley Book of Knots, New York: Doubleday, p. 197, ISBN 978-0-385-04025-9 
  2. ^ "Bunny Ears: The Best Multi-pitch Climbing Knot You've Never Heard of". Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Double Figure-8". Retrieved 2015-04-24. 

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