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LEVEL 1 - ROCK CLIMBING ANCHOR AND RESCUE WORKSHOP - BASIC KNOTS AND HITCHES

LEVEL 1 - ROCK CLIMBING ANCHOR AND RESCUE WORKSHOP - BASIC KNOTS AND HITCHES

ROCK CLIMBING KNOTS AND HITCHES

In the Level 1 - Basic Anchor and Rescue Workshop, we’ll use a number of different knots and hitches. Every knot or hitch has a proper and improper utility, we’ll teach you how to use them correctly and why it matters.


WHAT KNOTS AND HITCHES.

Here is a list of the knots and hitches that we’ll be using throughout the course of the Level 1 - Anchor and Rescue Workshop.

Rock Climbing Knots

  • Overhand Family

    • Overhand knot

    • Overhand-on-a-bite

    • Overhand-on-a-double-bit

  • Figure-8 Family

    • Figure-8 knot

    • Figure-8-on-a-bite

    • Figure-8-on-a-double-bit

  • Bowline Family

    • Bowline knot

    • Double Bowline

  • Barrel Knot

  • Double Fisherman’s Knot (great for tying two ends of rope together)

  • Water Knot (great for tying two ends of webbing together)

Rock Climbing Hitches

  • Clove Hitch

  • Basket Hitch

  • Girth Hitch

Rock Climbing Friction Hitches

  • Prussik Hitch 


WHY KNOTS AND HITCHES ARE IMPORTANT

Properly tying your knots and hitches will help ensure your safety while climbing, but it also helps to build confidence with your climbing partners. A clean, well-dressed knot shows a keen attention to detail and helps to ensure quality in all aspects of our climbing systems. A sloppy knot on the other hand, shows a lack of attention to detail. Over-looking details in our climbing systems, could be catastrophic, and is unacceptable. 


ADVANCED TRAINING WITH KNOTS AND HITCHES.

Our advanced level rock climbing workshops introduce and teach additional knots and hitches that were not necessary in the Level 1 workshop. Rest assured that we will teach you the knots and hitches necessary to be successful throughout each workshop you take. 

Interested in exploring our Advanced Level Workshops? Here are a few links that you may find useful:

TIER 1 WORKSHOP.

TIER 2 WORKSHOPS.

TIER 3 WORKSHOPS.

We’d love to have you join one of our upcoming workshops. We offer these educational workshops in both Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) and in the San Francisco Bay Area.