Knots for Safety/Swift Water Rescue

  • 08/23/2012
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 455 Sherman Street, Ste. 300 Denver, Co 80220


  • Safety Seminar

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This class will go over a series of rope knots that are very helpful for swift water rescue scenarios, safety, mechanical advantage and every day use.  These knots will be helpful to not only kayakers but also, rafters, SUP, river boarders or even aspiring swr professionals.  During this 3 hour class we will provide in-person instruction on how to tie each of the knots below, some basic scenarios on when you would use them,  as well as a section of cordelette to keep as well as printed instructions to take home and keep practicing.  The knots that we will teach will be the following:

- Figure 8
- Figure 8 on a bight
- Double loop figure 8
- Follow through figure 8
- Figure 8 bend
- Alpine Butterfly
- Double Fisherman's
- Prussic 
- Clove Hitch
- Munter Hitch
- Munter Mule
- One sided over hand bend in webbing

Optional if there is time:
- Water Knot
- Directional Figure 8
- Bowline

Please bring a single carabiner to class to have something to tie too.

* knowledge of the knots taught in this class will be the prerequisites for the mechanical advantage class the following week.

Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  455 Sherman Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80203

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