Advanced Knots and Hitches - Tacoma - 2018

Climbing Course

Advanced Knots and Hitches

This 3-hour seminar introduces intermediate and advanced level climbers to a variety of useful advanced knots and hitches.

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Do you know how to construct an autoblocking Munter that will allow you to belay a follower on a Munter hitch that will lock up just like a BD guide in guide mode if the follower falls? Did you know that you can rig a 3-piece cordelette anchor using an untied 20 ft length of 7mm accessory cord? Can you rig a quad anchor using three pieces (versus two pieces) of pro? Do you know the advantages of a rescue spider for multipitch tandem rappel? 
On 2/27/2018 this 2.5 hour clinic will cover the above techniques and more, including: the one-handed clove and one-handed Munter hitch, pre-tensioned Munter, a nifty slip hitch alternative to the mule knot for belay tie-off, several advanced cordelette rigging strategies, Quad rigging strategies, double bowline, bowline on a bight, Valdotain Tresse, and FB hitch.
Place: Tacoma Program Center
Date/Time: February 27, 2018; 6:30pm to 9:00 pm.  
Reading: Registered participants will be emailed a handout for the clinic. 
Prerequisites: Mountaineers members who have completed the basic climbing course. Current liability waiver on file is required.


Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Gear: Climbing harness, autoblocking belay device (BD ATC Guide, Petzl Reverso), Pear biner (HMS biner), 1-2 large locking biners (round stock Petzl Attache or similar will work best), at least 3 snap link carabiners, untied cordelette (at least 20 ft long), 2.5 ft piece of 6mm accessory cord (pliable cord is best), double-length tied nylon runner, short climbing rope such as a 30 meter glacier rope. Participants can pair up on the climbing rope as two can use each end of the rope. Work that out with your partner in advance of the clinic. 

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.