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This is the first in a 12-part series from Climbing Magazine, Wild Country and Red Chili, demonstrating and explaining the basic skills needed to be safe on the crags. In this episode, Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine's Gear Editor, talks us through tying on with a figure of eight knot - the standard method required by climbing walls and often thought to be more 'foolproof' than a bowline.
There can be differences in standard practice between the USA and the UK, and some beginners may have been taught very slightly different techniques at their local climbing wall or club. However the methods in this video series are simple, easy to understand and if done correctly, safe. As always, feel free to discuss alternative methods in the forums.
Climbing Magazine, along with partners, Wild Country and Red Chili, has produced a series of 'How To' videos to demonstrate a number of rock climbing skills and techniques. Using Climbing Magazine's experienced staff and following AMGA guidelines we'll show you how to get started in the vertical world. In this video Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine Gear Editor, shows how to tie a figure 8 knot. The figure 8 knot is the most commonly used in climbing and learning how to tie it is an essential step in becoming a safe climber. The method shown here is as recommended in the USA – it is worth noting that in the UK the use of a ‘stopper knot’ is recommended.
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