Rope Ladders

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To develop rope skills in pioneering, Bill will show the groups some different techniques for making a rope ladder.


Lashings, tent pegs or short poles


Using a simple hitch and pegs or poles a length of rope doubles over can be turned into a ladder.

The activity teaches the teams to work together and encourage each other the climb the ladder (lay down a mat or put on helmet it high)

Knots used include a round turn 2 half hitches or double figure of eight.


  • knots and lashings
  • ladder
  • rope ladder

Badge Links

  • Pioneer - Indoors
  • Pioneer - Knots
  • Pioneer - Safety