This hitch is very secure and is commonly used for setting up rope swings. The standing part, when loaded, tightens the knot, which allows the knot to hold very heavy loads. The Swing Hitch is also easy to undo, allowing one to untie the swings when needed without difficulty. ABoK #1693

Step 1: Pass the running end around the pole from behind.

Step 2: Pass around the pole again; then pass the end to the right over itself.

Step 3: Continue around the post again, then pass the running end under itself and under the standing part.

Step 4: Thread under the left loop.

Step 5: Pull the knot tight.

Step 6: The Swing Hitch is complete.

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