Climbing Knots, fairly self explanatory you would think?

There's lots of knots in climbing, some of them are straight forward and essential and some are exceptionally complicated and only get used on very special occasions. All climbing knots are lifelines however and should be treated as such.

This section of list articles and videos on how to tie and master the knows you'll need.

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If you're looking for help on a certain knot, please get in touch and I'll post some coverage in this section.

Ice Climbing Clove Hitch Knot

Ice Climbing Knots - The Clove Hitch


When Ice Climbing, or any other type of climbing for that matter (apart from free soloing as there is no rope!) the clove hitch is the daddy of knots. After learning the figure of eight knot to tie into your harness with the rope, the clove hitch is the next knot to learn. Its uses are many and it will allow you to [more]

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How to tie basic camping, climbing, and mountaineering knots


The ability to tie knots correctly, safely and efficiently is an essential part of all types of climbing weather it be rock, ice or mountaineering. whilst there may seem to be a huge cacophony of extravagant knots to the novice climber, there are some very basic [more]

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A Look at Some of the Most Used Rock Climbing Knots


The Rope is a main tool in Climbing. Some of the important rock climbing knots is given below; The Alpine Butterfly is considered to be one of the ideal and most secure safe Single Loop Knots that can be tied in the middle of a rope when you don't have access to the ends. [more]

Ice Climbing Prusik knots

Tying a Prusik Knot and Double Fisherman's


Prusik knots are an Ice Climbers and Mountaineers best friend. The knot is not commonly used in rock climbing and is normally only used in special circumstances, but, has many uses. The main application of the prusik is to add an extra level of safety and control to an abseil / rappel. [more]

Ice Climbing Figure Eight Knot

Tying a Figure of Eight Knot for Climbing


The figure of eight knot is one of the most important knots used in climbing of all types. This knot is used to attached the climbing rope to your harness. There are other knots you can use to attach to the rope but the figure of eight is widely recognised as the safest and most reliable knot to use. Tying this knot [more]




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