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Rock Climbing Knots Class Unit 3 Lesson B

Unit 3 - Lesson B

Single Bowline Knot

The Single Bowline is a great knot to know for trad climbers. This is a slick, quick, easy way to tie up and incorporate threaders, large blocks or trees into a 3 piece trad anchor. It's virtues are that is easy to tie and untie even after it has been put under a heavy load. However, if this knot were to be attached to something moving (such as a climber's harness) it would need some extra reinforcement to stay put. Watch the video to see what we mean. Follow along with your own rope, and do your best with the questions at the end.

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