Hot Climbing How-Tos

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 rope (climber speak there, sorry)

How To: Tie a munter hitch knot for climbing

This is a very useful belay knot. I have seen people wandering around with 3 or 4 belay devices on their harness and could never figure out why. It is like technology is going to solve eveything for you. Get back to basics and learn the fundimentals of climbing. This knot is certianly one of those.

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 one going to the person behind him and one to the person ahead of him.

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 knot for mountaineers who travel light in the big hills. Used to ascend a rope or self rescue out of a crevasse.

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

Really nothing more then a slightly more complex single fishermans knot. I know of no research stating that one knot is stronger then the other. You are more likely to use this when hooking two climbing ropes together to rappell. You would also use this for joining cordalette end together to form a loop.

How To: Walk with crampons

Watch this video for a few hints on walking with crampons. They are easy things to use but can get you to unsafe locations quickly. Always be aware that the points are on your feet.

How To: Do indoor rock climbing

In this rock climbing video series, learn from expert rock climber Danny Logan. Danny will tell you what rock climbing gear you will need to start rock climbing and what types of rock climbing holds to expect in an indoor rock climbing gym.

How To: Rock climb indoors

In this video series, our expert will show you the basics of how to do indoor rock climbing. If climbing a sheer cliff seems too daunting, let our expert demonstrate the basics of this slightly tamer extreme sport. You will learn tips on rock climbing holds, safety equipment and top roping.

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. Measure and cut a rope.

How To: Outdoor rock climb

In these rock climbing instructional videos, you'll learn all about the gear you'll need to get started climbing. Expert climber Justus Zimmerman shows you various styles of rock climbing shoes, harnesses, latches and other climbing gear you'll need when scaling the rock face. He also shares belaying, repelling and lowering techniques, how to use anchors, as well as several knots that will help you in your outdoor adventure. Watch these free videos and have a safe and enjoyable climb!

How To: Get tips for anchors and knots when rock climbing

In these rock and mountain climbing instructional videos, learn how to set anchors for lead and top rope climbing. Having strong anchor points is crucial to a safe and successful climb. Get professional tips and techniques on using strong rope knots to secure your climb. Learn how to rock climb with natural anchors like trees and boulders. Discover how to join anchors together for a more stable climb in unstable conditions. Watch this series and use these tricks on your next rock climbing trip.

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