Extending Rope

Most riggers recommend have ropes that are 2 arm lengths (~12') , some that are 3 arm lengths (~18') and some that are 5 arm lengths (~30'). These provide a variety of lengths useful for different purposes. However there will…

Prusik Head

This is one of my favorite knots. It is a sliding knot when not under tension, but that has the monumentally cool feature of locking down and no longer sliding when under tension! It is the base of my favorite…

Crossing Hitch

A Crossing Hitch (also known as the unfortunately-named "Munter Hitch") is used when you want to anchor two cords that cross each other.  

Two Half-Hitches

This knot is designed to attach the free end of a rope to some object. It is useful for anchoring a rope to an anchor point. However, this is a sliding knot, so it can collapse and should therefore never…

Lark’s Head Knot

A Lark's head is one of the simplest sliding (collapsing loop) knots. It should not be used for bondage directly as it is a collapsing loop, but is very useful as the first step in the creation of many other…

Square Knot | Surgeon’s Knot

Pretty much the most basic knot for holding to ends of rope together. I like the surgeon's knot better than the square knot, it is more secure and less prone to binding, but they are both there so you get…

Overhand | Double Overhand

This simple knot is commonly used to finish the end of a rope so it does not fray. It is also used as a stop knot to keep a rope from slipping through the end of a pulley. Because of…