Instructions for tying and using 19 fundamental climbing knots and 16 additional variations. Each knot is carefully illustrated and its primary and secondary uses are described. Includes expert advice on what knots to trust and when to trust them. Types and grades of rope, cord, and webbing. What works best with what hardware. Rope care, treatment, testing, and storage. How to tie daisy chains, aiders, and harnesses. The most efficient way to use knots and ropes in basic and challenging situations. Paperback 89 pgs.