Figure of eight
When you’re learning how to tie knots for rock climbing, this is probably one of the first you will come across. It’s a relatively easy knot to get the hang of and a great one for beginners to master.
The figure of eight knot is known as a ‘stopper knot’, and is designed to prevent your rope from running out. It works with the stiffest of rock face and when tied correctly is one of the most stable knots around. Just make sure you leave at least 15cm of rope free at the end.
Use it for: tying your rope to your harness (also known as ‘tying in’).