Updated: 2018-07-08

Over the years, I have taught countless cavers, climbers, Boy Scouts, and others how to properly identify and tie knots. This is a compilation of my favorite caving knots along with detailed photos of how to tie them, including:

  • Figure 8 on a Bight
  • Double Fisherman (Grapevine)
  • Triple Fisherman (Barrel)
  • Alpine Butterfly
  • Bowline
  • Prusik Knot
  • Water Knot

Caving Knots

Updated 2018-07-08

Alpine Butterfly

Knot Presentations

In addition to the above manual, I have several PowerPoint presentations that I use during my knot workshops. These might be beneficial to you while you are learning to tie these knots.

Caving Knots

My most current PowerPoint for my knot workshops. Improved widescreen format with additional photos, multiple steps on each slide, and clarified step transitions.
Updated 2018-07-08

Figure 8

My knot workshop dedicated to the Figure 8 and its variations. Includes Figure 8 on a Bight, Double Figure 8 ("Bunny Ears" Figure 8), Directional Figure 8, Figure 9, and more!
Updated 2017-03-13

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