Knots are used extensively in Search and Rescue. This page documents the basic rope and knot skills you should have as a member of Cal-ESAR. Please review this material since it will be on the final test.

Essential knots

Knots Vocabulary

The basic 11

Rope belay knots

Flat webbing knots

Webbing Climbing Harnesses

Rope/Web Storage

Mobile Device Knot Apps

As you'd expect, there are now interactive knot tying apps that run on mobile devices. Some examples are below.

iPhone Apps

Android Apps