Climbing Knots

Girth Hitch

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A girth hitch is also known by several other names such as strap hitch, cow hitch, lark’s head, and lanyard hitch. This knot is used tying a sling to your harness in climbing. It is known that this knot reduces the strength of the sling and is not suggested for attaching two slings together unless the reduction of the strength…

Water Knot

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The Water Knot is used in place of other knots for many reasons. For example, when you have to tie two pieces of rope or webbing together so that it will holds this knot will work wonders. Many people will use this know where a square knot will not hold up. This knot is easy to tie and has many…

Prusik Knot

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The prusik knot, named after the mountaineer Dr. Karl Prusik, is employed by many avid climbers, mountaineers, and other members of related climbing disciplines. It is frequently used in climbing for ascending summits manually. This technique is performed by employing two prusik knots where each is slid directly up a rope in an alternating fashion. The knot tightens when the…

Bowline

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A bowline is familiar to any Boy Scout because it is required material. It was once very important to sailors and military people, in an age when ropes were an essential part of other technologies. It is still useful in many situations, and it is a special knot with a wide variety of purposes. The most basic point is that…