Eng Book- Useful knots for scouting and climbing- Download Free PDF
Binding knots are tied around objects to hold them together.
Use them for tying a bandage around a limb, clinching a sack closed, holding
the wrapping around a parcel, or holding the strands of a rope together.
• Reef Knot 5
• Surgeon’s Knot 6
• Constrictor Knot 7
• Simple Whipping 8
Bends are to join two ropes together.
Use them for lengthening a rope by joining two shorter ones, or for joining the
two ends of a rope to make a loop.
• Sheet Bend 10
• Double Fisherman’s Knot 12
• Hunter’s Bend 13
• Tape Knot 14
Loop knots are for making one or more loops in the end of a rope, or along its
length. Unlike a noose, a loop does not become smaller under stress.
Use them for tying a rope around your waist, to create an attachment point
along a rope, or to make a loop to lob over a bollard.
• Bowline 15
• Double Figure Eight 16
• Alpine Butterfly Knot 17
Hitches are to secure a rope to a fixed object.
Use them for tying a rope to a tree, or to a spar when starting or finishing a
lashing, or to secure a load to a trailer, or to tie onto another rope under
• Clove Hitch 18
• Round Turn and Two Half Hitches 20
• Rolling Hitch 21
• Truckies’ Hitch 22
• Prusik Knot 24
• Munter Hitch 25Splices
Splices are knots woven into the strands of laid multi-strand rope.
Use them for tying a loop, a bend, or a stopper knot that needs to be neat,
strong, and permanent.
• Eye Splice 26
• Short Splice 28
• Back Splice 30
There are lots and lots of knots. Here are a few more.
• Overhand Knot 32
• Sheepshank 34