Anchors and Knots for Mountaineering Core Class, Part 2

  • March 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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JOIN SMG FOR AN ANCHORS AND KNOTS WORKSHOP!

WHAT'S HAPPENING: From 7:00 - 9:00 pm get ready for a demonstration and guided practice of all the must-know knots, ropes, cordage, webbing and anchor configurations used in mountaineering. Open to everyone! Maximum 25. RSVPs open Wednesday ,February 27th at 8:00 pm.

This is Part 2 of a two-part series, focusing heavily on anchors with a review of knots. Part 1 which will focus heavily on knots and touch on anchors will be taught again June 11th, 2013.

KNOTS

  • We'll take a look at the types of ropes, webbing and cordage in use with a discussion on which to choose, when, and why.
  • Demonstrate and practice each knot from the simplest to the "knot-so" simple. The list of knots we will work on are the Figure Eight family, the Munter, Prusik, Autoblock, Butterfly, Grapevine, Ring Bend, Clove Hitch and Girth Hitch, among others.
  • Combine all our learning and focus on selecting the right knots and material to match the task.
  • Learn how to coil and carry rope, slings, and cord / webbing and care for your softgoods

ANCHORS

  • Take an in-depth look at the equipment options used to build both natural and artificial anchors in the mountains. This will include all types of protection for rock, ice, and snow as well as ropes, webbing, and cordage, with a discussion on which to choose, when, and why.
  • Investigate the principles of properly setting up and managing your belay at the anchor, and show how to check your anchors for safety and efficiency.
  • Discuss, demonstrate, and practice setting up single and multi-point anchors using the rope, slings and a cordellette.
  • Focus on selecting the right knots and anchors to match your risk level in specific terrain, your abilities, and the need for speed.

SMG will provide some short sections of rope, cordage and webbing to practice with. Those who attend will become more independent and confident in their abilities.

MORE DETAILS:

  • RSVPs: Open to everyone, first-come, first-served. Maximum 25
  • Class Curriculum: View / print out this handout as a reference to use during the class. It includes images of how to tie most knots we will be reviewing, so you may want to print it out and bring it with you.

Hope to see you there!

Any questions please call SMG Organizer Darren Shutt at (916)[masked]

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  • Rob R.

    Getting out of work late...sorry I will miss it.

    March 19, 2013

  • AmyA

    Can't make it tomorrow, hope to make it out for a trip soon!

    March 18, 2013

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