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Mountaineering Knots & Hitches

Mountaineering Knots & Hitches

The rope skills presented here are a collection of mountaineering knots and hitches that climbers should know in order to feel comfortable and properly prepared when joining an expedition. This presentation is meant for climbers who have already learned the skills in the mountains and are looking for a quick refresher of terminology and skills. This resource is not a comprehensive guide!

Basic Knots

Overhand Knot

Overhand Knot
 

 

Overhand Knot On a Bight

Overhand Bight Knot

 

 

Figure Eight Knot

Overhand Bight Knot

 

Figure Eight Follow Through Knot

Figure Eight Follow Through Knot

 

 

Figure Eight Knot On a Bight

Figure Eight Bight Knot

 

Double Fisherman's Knot

Double Fishermans Knot

 

 

Butterfly Knot

Butterfly Knot

 

Overhand Bend Knot

Overhand Bend Knot

Bowline Knot

Bowline Knot

 

Basic Hitches

Girth Hitch

Girth Hitch

 

Clove Hitch

Clove Hitch

 

 

Munter Hitch

Munter Hitch

 

Prussik Hitch

Prussik Hitch

 

 

Autoblock Hitch

Autoblock Hitch

 

Klemheist Hitch

Klemheist Hitch

 

 

Trucker's Hitch

Truckers Hitch

Taught Line Hitch

Taught Line Hitch

 

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