The ladder rung is a component of many other ties as well as being useful in its own right. We use it all the time for anchoring rope to a body part or adding extra wraps to a tie to make it snugger and more confining.
Be aware, however, that the ladder rung is prone to cinching if you pull on the rope leading into or out of it. It’s a great tie, but it’s not appropriate for situations where the rope is likely to be pulled in either direction.
1Tie a single column tie around your leg, just above the knee. Make it fairly snug so it doesn’t slide up your leg.
2Run the rope up your leg and bend it to the right, making an L shape. Hold the L with one finger and wrap the rope clockwise around your leg.
3Go behind and then over the L, making a plus shape.
OPTION4aIf you like, you can keep moving up your leg and make another ladder rung.
OPTION4bIf you’re done, tie a half hitch to secure the rope. You can stop here, or take the rope in any direction you like.