Climbing knots

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Animated Knots show you how to tie Basic Knots, Fishing Knots, Sailing Knots, Climbing Knots, Forty Knots,
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.


Contents
Figure eight on a bight
Figure eight follow-through
Water knot
Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine)
Safety knot
Figure six knot
Alpine Butterfly knot
Figure eight on bend
Prusik knot

Here are the climbing knots for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Ventures.

Other climbing knots with animated instructions are on other pages:


Figure eight on a bight

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Figure eight on a bight
Figure 8 on a bight

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Figure eight follow-through

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Figure eight follow-through
Figure 8 follow-through
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Tie a Figure Eight as you normally would with a loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Instead of pulling tight, loop back into the knot retracing the path of the Figure Eight. Pull tight.

The Figure Eight Follow Through is one of the Forty Knots.

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Water knot

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Water knot

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Double fisherman's knot

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Double fisherman's knot
Grapevine knot

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Safety knot

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Safety knot

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Figure six knot

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Figure six knot
Figure six
Figure 6

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Alpine Butterfly knot

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Alpine Butterfly

The Alpine BUtterly Knot provides a secure loop in the middle of a line.

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Figure eight on bend

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Prusik knot

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Prusik knot
Prusik

The Prusik Knot attaches smaller cord or tape to a larger rope, providing a handhold or attachment point.

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