Knots

The most used rock climbing knots

If you are familiar with ropes, you’ll know that many knots can be used for climbing. I have limited the content of this page to illustrating only the fundamental knots used in the sport.

Belay knots

Connect two pitons
Connect two pitons
Connect two pitons
Connect two pitons

Clove hitch  barcaiolo
Italian hitch  Italian hitch

 

Harness knots

Figure of eight      figure of eight
Bowline knot re-threaded     nodo-bulino-doppio


Loops

Bowline knot     bowline
Figure of eight loop     figure of eight

 

Joining knots

Overhand knot nodo
Water knot nodo fettucce
Fisherman’s knot nodo inglese
Grapevine knotnodo

 

Friction knots

Marchand     machard
Prusik knot    prusik