How to tie basic camping, climbing, and mountaineering knots

Author: fitclimb and M Wilkinson

Ice Climbing Reef KnotThe 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 skills and technique you can pick up quickly that will allow you to enjoy the sport of climbing.


The basic knots will help you to tie into your harness, belay a fellow climber and to secure yourself to your safety gear. Take time to study and practice these knots as your safety relies on there correct use and application, and always remember to get someone else to check your knots before you climb to ensure your safety.

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