Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Knots


Original Post
Erik Young · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10

What knots are 'must knows' for big wall climbing? Have any in particular saved your life?

Kauait · · Sandy Utah · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Fig. 8
Butterfly
Clove hitch
Those 3 will keep you alive.

Ian Dorko · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 100

munter-mule with an overhand backup

Brian Johnson · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 45
Dan Knisell · · Townsend, MA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,322

Rope walks into a bar. Bartender says GTFO we don’t serve ropes here! Rope leaves, ties himself up and rustles his hair. Rope renters the bar and the bartender yells “ I thought I told you we don’t serve ropes here!”  Rope says “I’m a frayed knot.”

Nick Niebuhr · · Santa Fe, NM · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 465

Learn how to belay with a munter and rappel with biners so you don't have to carry extra ATC/Grigri. Not exactly a knot but good for anybody to know

Mark Hudon · · Lives on the road · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 415

Eight knot. Alpine butterfly

Clove Hitch, Munter mule with an overhand tie off.

A Munter Mule is releasable under a load. That right there might save you a ton of time, effort and headache and could save your life.

I’ve done a dozen walls without using the last two. They are good to know though.

Everett · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 10

I've had the bunny ears knot recommended to me as a good non-welding knot for fixing the rope, but I haven't used it much for that.

Self-rescue techniques basically covered a lot of pig handling concepts for me (with the exception that, while you can kick a pig, you usually can't kick a living patient.)

Alex Barlow · · Santee, CA · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 11

Do " not " climb a big wall if that is your question. 

rockklimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 0
Brian Johnson wrote: https://youtu.be/0yfFo0-1u1M 

The knots shown in this video are not recommended.  Nearly all of them are not used for climbing and at least one of them that is used for climbing is actually tied incorrectly.  

Brian Johnson · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 45
rockklimber wrote:

The knots shown in this video are not recommended.  Nearly all of them are not used for climbing and at least one of them that is used for climbing is actually tied incorrectly.  


Wait, Really?!
rockklimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 0
Brian Johnson wrote:
Wait, Really?!

Really

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Post a Reply to "Knots"
in the Big Wall and Aid Climbing

Log In to Reply