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How To : Tie a hitch knot

Get free knot tying instructions for tying various types of hitches, including the half hitch, clove hitch, timber hitch, and bunt hitch in this free video series of knot tying directions. Part 1 of 14 - How to Tie a hitch knot. Tie a hitch knot - Part 2 of 14. Click through t ...more

How To : Self rescue from a crevasse using two Prussiks

This guy does an awkward job of showing you how to set up two prussiks to ascend a rope. However you can take what you need to the climbing gym and have some thing to practice. Remember you have to practice this stuff a bit at least. Out on a glacier it is no longer crevasse r ...more

How To : Tie a Double Figure Eight Loop knot aka Bunny Ears

Learn how to tie the Double Figure Eight Loop Knot (aka Bunny Ears) for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Double Figure Eight Loop Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn t ...more

How To : Measure and cut a rope

Spools of rope are often quite long and you may actually need a rope that isn't that long. If you have a 100m rope but only need 40m, then you're going to need to cut it. This tutorial explains how to measure and cut the rope to the right side without a ruler or tape measure. ...more

How To : Big wall climb with a basic jumaring technique

This is part of the 'How To Big Wall Book' series on rock climbing. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates basic jumaring technique for rock climbing overhang or low angle terrain. This technique for over hanging terrain called jumaring is to reduce arm strain and ascendi ...more

How To : Tie the Double Fisherman's Bend Knot for climbing

Learn how to tie the Double Fisherman's Bend Knot for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Double Fisherman's Bend Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for you ...more

How To : Tie a Prussik knot for glacier climbing

Terry shows us how to set up the prussik for glacier travel. This is a demo of what to do with the ends of the prussik. Remember you have to know this knot if you are going to be a mountaineer. Terry places one on. In a real world situation he may place two on so that he has o ...more

How To : Tie the Prussik rescue knot for climbing

This is a must know knot for any climber. Used for everything from self belay to crevasse rescue. Try this hitch out. It is real easy but believe me you can be really hooped if you don't know it. On the other hand this will get you out of a bind when nothing else will. Common ...more

How To : Tie the Alpine Butterfly Knot (or Lineman's Knot)

Learn how to tie the Alpine Butterfly Knot for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Alpine Butterfly Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next climbin ...more

News : Indian Spiderman Defies Gravity (and Death)

Real life spiderman, Jyothi Rai of India, spends his time entertaining tourists by scaling walls of the Chitradurga Fort. The daredevil works completely harness free. Inspired? WonderHowTo's Climbing videos may be a good place to start. Scroll all the way down for videos of J ...more

How To : Tie a Prusik friction knot

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to tie a Prusik friction knot. In case someone has fallen into a crevasse or you want to get back on a rope, Pruisk knot is required. It is used to tie two ropes of different diameters. It basically puts a loop of co ...more

How To : Tie the Prusik Knot or Triple Sliding Hitch Knot

Learn how to tie the Prusik Knot or Triple Sliding Hitch Knot for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Prusik Knot or Triple Sliding Hitch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Le ...more

How To : Tie a release hitch knot for mountain climbing

Learn how to tie a release-hitch knot! The release hitch knot was developed to overcome the shortcomings of the Prusik knot, making it perfect for rock and mountain climbers. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful climber's knot in a minute's ti ...more

How To : Exercise to get in shape for mountaineering

Ali Alami with Fit Climb demonstrates how to get in shape for mountaineering. You can do these exercises in a park or at home. Your core and lower body are important in mountaineering. First, find a wet, wood bench that is four to six inches off of the ground. Do step ups to w ...more

How To : Uncoil or unwind a rope

This tutorial shows you how to unwind a rope on a reel and how to uncoil a hanked rope. You will need two people to unspool either rope type. Uncoil or unwind a rope. Click through to watch this video on beal-services.info

How To : Tie a one-handed bowline knot quickly

When climbing one of the most crucial knots to have in your arsenal is the Bowline Knot. But sometimes you may find yourself in a situation that requires you to tie one quickly. In this video you'll learn how to tie one quickly withn one hand so that way you can really leave y ...more

How To : Tie the One Handed Bowline Knot for climbing

Learn how to tie the One Handed Bowline Knot for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the One Handed Bowline Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next cli ...more

How To : Daisy chain Prussik to harness for glacier travel

Check out this instructional climbing video that demonstrates how to daisy chain a Prussik to a harness for glacier travel. Setting your prussik up for glacier travel is the flavor of today. Paul shows us a quick simple way to daisy chain off your spare prussik cord. This stuf ...more

How To : Rope up for glacier travel

ACMG Ski Guide Cliff Umpleby discusses various aspects of roping up for glacier travel. Learn how to space out your party and keep everyone at safe distances.

How To : Coil a rope McKay style

A demonstrate of two methods for coiling a climbing rope. Part 1 of 2 - How to Coil a rope McKay style. Part 2 of 2 - How to Coil a rope McKay style.

How To : Tie a single fisherman's knot for climbing

This knot is common in the climbing world. We use it to secure two ropes together. Often used to form a loop on a prussik (cordalette) to construct an anchor. Can also be used to connect two ropes to rappel. This knot has many applications in the real world not just climbing.

How To : Tie a Prusik knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a simple Prusik knot. The Prusik knot is perfect for mountain climbers, as it tightens when weight is applied and slides when the tensions is released. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know ...more

How To : Walk on crampons in ice mountaineering

In this how-to video, you will learn the basics of walking in crampons in the North Cascades. Put on your crampons if you expect ice. If the snow is soft, you can kick-step in. Make sure you have two points of contact. Use your ice axe in the snow and then step and kick. Lift ...more

How To : Climb steep rock walls in rock climbing

Adopting a style that favours the body's stronger muscles is important when climbing. On steep rock, the most effective way to increase your performance may well be to change the way you climb. When climbing slabs and vertical walls it is not uncommon to be face-on much of th ...more

How To : Warm up for safe rock climbing

An effective warm up is essential for climbing: you will climb better and are less likely to sustain an injury. With no warm up, performance is compromised, fatigue comes quickly, and injuries are more likely. All together: Not Good! A warm up doesn't take a long time and shou ...more

How To : Use quick draws while rock climbing

Quick draws link the climbing rope to the rock wall. Numerous quick draws are used during any climb. Learn how to use quick draws in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: climb with caution, use 6 to 20 quick draws, and solidify the climbing route. Josh, the instructor in ...more

How To : Tie in the rope for glacier climbing

You can tye in or clip into the rope for glacier travel. It doesn't really matter it is your choice. You may as well know both methods. The tie is great if your short of gear or you don't want your guests getting away. Clipping in eases the process of getting in and out of the ...more

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