Cut the dowels into 14- to 16-inch long sections.
Drill a hole one inch in from each end of the dowel, perpendicular to its length. The holes on each end of the dowel should be in the same plane.
Find the middle of the rope. Eighteen inches from the rope's middle, on each side, tie an overhand knot.
Sliding the rope ends through the holes in a dowel, slide the dowel all the way onto the rope, until it butts against the overhand knots.
Tie a second set of knots, parallel to each other, approximately 16 inches above the first knots. The distance between knots is personal preference; taller people might prefer more distance, and those seeking less of a challenge should space the knots closer.
Slide another rung onto the rope in the same manner as the first. Continue tying knots and attaching rungs in this manner.
Tie a figure eight knot on each end, two feet above the final rung. The figure eight loops will be used to anchor the Bachar ladder at the top.