Knot Night (Intro Lecture and Practice)


Tuesday, April 3, 2018; 6:30 pm

Meeting Place

La Cueva High School, gymnasium
7801 Wilshire Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

Session Activities

  • Essential climber’s knots
  • Hitches and rope handling
  • Climbing communication
  • Introduction to belay techniques
  • Safety & awareness

Pre-session Preparation

  • Study the Ropes, Knots and Hitches section of the Handbook and textbook references
  • Work hard to be competent with the knots & hitches before attending this session
  • Study the Belay section of the Handbook and textbook references
  • Study the Standard Climbing Signals section of the Handbook and practice with a partner
  • Read Staying Alive, by John Dill
  • Check out Animated Knots, an excellent resource to help practice.

Climber-Rating Qualification Form

Have your instructor sign-off for your attendance.
No skill demonstrations are evaluated in this session.

What to Bring

Bring all required gear from the NMMC Climb Section Handbook.

* Assistants: Come prepared to teach knots and skills, Leaders/Floaters available as back-up

* Students: Bring your Rating Form to all sessions; Be prepared to demonstrate knots and skills


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