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So....I'm warming to the idea of climbing in the future....recreational to start with, hopefully progressing to arb work later on. Can anyone reccomend a good book of knots, or names of specific knots that you use regularly. Also a recommendation on a good size or type of rope to practice knots on would be useful. 

Thanks in advance. 

H.

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10-13mm would be good for knot practice. Just a 2m section would likely suffice. A list of knots we would predominantly use would be:
Figure of 8
Bowline
Clove hitch
Double barrel (or double fisherman’s)
Timber hitch
Cow hitch

And then…… there’s the hitches which is a minefield tbh because it would depend on what system you use to climb. I’m sure others will include more knots that they use day to day and unfortunately I never used a book so have no recommendations.

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Tree Climber’s Companion for knots and climbing techniques. Knots Step by Step Des Pawson for Guide to tying knots in general is quite good. Climbing knots I use (old school): bowline, prussik knot, figure of eight and double fisherman’s knot (to make prussik loop). Other knots I used in general tree work: running bowline, timber hitch, marlin-spike hitch, carters hitch, sheet bend and anchor bend variant. 

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Figure 8, clove hitch, Siberian Hitch(daisy chain hitch), bowline.

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5 hours ago, Jake Andrews said:

10-13mm would be good for knot practice. Just a 2m section would likely suffice. A list of knots we would predominantly use would be:
Figure of 8
Bowline
Clove hitch
Double barrel (or double fisherman’s)
Timber hitch
Cow hitch

And then…… there’s the hitches which is a minefield tbh because it would depend on what system you use to climb. I’m sure others will include more knots that they use day to day and unfortunately I never used a book so have no recommendations.

Brilliant, thanks for that. I will see if I can find an offcut of that sort of size and that should get me started.

 

2 hours ago, Vedhoggar said:

Tree Climber’s Companion for knots and climbing techniques. Knots Step by Step Des Pawson for Gide to tying knots in general is quite good. Climbing knots I use (old school): bowline, prussik knot, figure of eight and double fisherman’s knot (to make prussik loop). Other knots I used in general tree work: running bowline, timber hitch, marlin-spike hitch, carters hitch, sheet bend and anchor bend variant. 

Thank you. Will add those books to the list. 

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27 minutes ago, StihlGreen said:

Brilliant, thanks for that. I will see if I can find an offcut of that sort of size and that should get me started.

 

Thank you. Will add those books to the list. 

Don't let Trigger know but there are some very useful knots found if you google then go to youtube .

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1 hour ago, Patrick goulding said:

That guys web site will tell you all you want to no 👍 

Cheers. I'll add that one to the list👍

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