Knots for Climbers

Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM

Place: Triangle Rock Club - Durham

Price: Free to AAC Members and non-members


Clinic Details


Whether you’re a knot novice or a master ropegun, this clinic has content for you. Join us for a hands-on, self-guided presentation of climbing knots. Never tied a figure-8? Join the beginner track to work with a few common knots and their purposes. Excited about sharing your favorite bowline variant? Join the advanced track and put your experience to the test.

Group Size

  • 20


  • Gain information and experience with common climbing materials, knots, and hitches.

  • Knots/hitches discussed: figure 8 knots, overhand knots, basic hitches, friction hitches, flat overhand/Patagonia knot, bowline, BHK, clove hitch, munter hitch.

Required Gear - you will provide this gear, or rent it from TRC

  • None

Optional Gear - we will provide this gear, you are welcome to use your own

  • Climbing harness

Note: TRC’s shop stocks all of the gear we use in our clinic.



Knot Vocabulary - useful for describing what part of the material to manipulate. - our favorite resource for learning how to tie knots.

Ashley Book of Knots ( - originally published in 1944, this encyclopedia is still one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.

Open Space Format - learn more about how the clinic will be organized. We use a modified version of this format.


Triangle Rock Club - Durham
1010 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27713