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Name: Let's get Knotty - Scrambling/Mountaineering knots
Starts: Tue Jul 18, 2017
Meetup: Douglas Park: 801 West 22nd Avenue at 6:30pm
Return: Tue Jul 18, 2017

Registration opens: Tue Jul 11, 2017
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: CLASS 2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Maria Masiar
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Once you progress from hiking to scrambling and then further still to mountaineering, there are a few basic knots you should know. These are used to keep you safe on the mountain and you'll see them used everywhere. It's good to be able to tie some these one handed, as you'll often have big gloves, cold fingers, or a hand grabbing onto something else for safety. We'll practice the classic knots and discuss when and why they are used.  No experience necessary.

1) Bowline + Running Bowline
2) Alpine Butterfly
3) Figure 8
4) Munter/Mule tie off
5) Double Fisherman's Knot
6) Clove hitch (1&2 handed)
7) Water knot
8) Prusik

Gear to bring

1) Harness (If you don't have one that's okay, you can tie into a pants belt loop)
2) Two pear shaped locking carabiner (If you don't have one let me know)
3) Practice Rope (anything will do - half rope, climbing rope),
4) Accessory cord (5mm to 7mm). I prefer a 2 meter length. I shall bring extra.
4) an ATC belay device

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