Disclaimer: - The knots & notes provided in this website are extracted from books, Magazines, the Internet, Personal experience and etc, over the years.
WARNING: Rope Works (Potholing, Abseiling, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Canyoning and other rope works) is a sport/work where you may be seriously injured or die. Read this before you use any information from this site.
No claim is made about the suitability of the information on this site, for any purpose, either stated or implied. By reading the information on this site, you accept full responsibility for it's use, and any consequences of that use.
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I have no formal qualifications in the field.
For one who wants to pick up Abseiling, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Canyoning and etc as a hobby or otherwise, you do not need a knowledge of all kinds of knots, just knowing the basic knots will do.
Rope sports are dangerous. Mistakes can be fatal. The information in these pages for the most part is provided by me, and is based on my own opinion, experiences and research.
The information is not formal instruction, nor is it any substitute for formal instruction. You certainly should not trust your life to anything that you read in these pages. You could die. People who rely on you could die. You should at the very least do your own research, testing & proper training, get formal instruction and/or read appropriate literature.
While I don't want to turn you off abseiling, pot holing, canyoning, rock climbing nor any other rope works, I can't stress enough the need for safety. People can and do die abseiling, pot holing, canyoning, rock climbing or in other rope working environments, and most of the fatal accidents in recent years have been directly or indirectly the result of human error. Make sure you know what you are doing, and what the risks are.
Even if you have been doing rope work for many years make sure your buddy double checks the knots & equipment before proceeding with the job. Always remember never do rope work alone.
Ropes should be washed every time after use, it doesn't matter if the rope looks clean or not.
Washing increases the life span of a rope and helps keep it flexible and pleasant to handle. It is best done by "Chaining" the rope and washing it in the washing machine using "non-chlorine" detergent and a little fabric softener in the rinse. After washing, ropes should be dried away from direct Sunlight and stored in a dark place or room. If drying is not possible, wet storage causes no damage to the ropes.
Take good care of the ropes and they will last for years.