The eight knot contest can be an individual or patrol contest, it’s one of my favorite inter-patrol competitions.
To hold the eight knot contest you’ll need four ropes of equal diameter, three six foot long, one twelve feet long. A two foot long log about six inches in diameter, and two trees 12-16 feet apart.
The contest begins with all the ropes and the log laid out, untied , on the ground, and ends when the knots are all tied and the log is suspended off the ground.
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Dustin Tarditi says
When will they get rid of the sheepshank? It’s a dangerous knot – it can easily fail – they should replace it with something more robust like the alpine butterfly to shorten a line or alleviate strain on a weakened line.
Great challenge otherwise. Well done, Clarke!