Knots and Hitches Clinic

Learn and practice useful knots and hitches to improve your climbing safety and technical skills. This clinic is targeted to Intermediate students and graduates.
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  • Tue, Feb 2, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee - Climbing Walls
  • Tacoma
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Adventures in Rigging: Advanced Knots and Hitches

Gregg J. Gagliardi

This 3-hour seminar introduces intermediate and advanced level climbers to a

variety of useful advanced knots and hitches, including: one handed clove

hitch and one handed Munter hitch, pre-tensioned Munter hitch; Munter Mule

Overhand (MMOH) tied on both the harness and tied on a belay anchor; use

of an untied cordelette for multi-piece anchors, three piece quad anchor

rigging, bowline on a bight for bolted belay station anchors, Purcell Prussik

and applications, varieties of French Prussik hitches, and rescue spiders.

Where/when: Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center; 6-9pm, February 2,


Pre-requisites: Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course completion within the last

2 years.

Cost: None. Donations to support our climbing wall gratefully accepted.

Gear needed: Cordelette (7mm accessory cord, untied, 6 meter length),

harness, belay device,

HMS carabiner one 24 " length of 6mm accessory cord, one autoblock, one

12 ft length of 6mm accessory cord.

Other (optional) gear: Smart phone or camera to record demonstrations.


More information about this event…

Tacoma Program Center
2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Great Hall, Indoor Climbing Wall