Figure 4-29. Round turn and two half
Figure 4-28. Timber hitch and half hitch
i. Rolling Hitch. The rolling hitch (Figure 4-30) is used to lower a load slowly. The
boatswains chair is another important use of the hitch. You can lower yourself by releasing the pull on
the fall line and rolling the knot.
Figure 4-30. Rolling hitch
j. Scaffold Hitch. A scaffold hitch (Figure 4-31) is used to support the end of a scaffold
planking with a single rope. The hitch prevents the planking from tilting.