Top 5 Climbing Knots
Climbing Knots, like Rescue and Arborist Knots support critical loads. Reliability and safety are paramount. Climbing Knots may be tied in Accessory Cord or a load bearing Static or Dynamic Rope. A lead climber will use Dynamic Rope so that the rope’s elasticity will provide protection in the event of a fall. Climbers following may be attached to a static, inelastic, rope because sudden falls are not expected. Accessory cord allows useful knots like a Prusik or a Klemheist to be used to create slide and grip knots.
These five knots are the ones we think every climber should know, but we’ve included a few extra knots to learn as you become more advanced.