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Date Monday  11/6/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Knot Tying School - Denver
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader Dave Covill
Co-Leader David Pellegrini
Group Price $45.00
NonGroup Price $50.00
Leader Price $40.00
Available Participants 1
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


American Mountaineering Center, Golden Colorado

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For general questions about the CMC and membership please contact Membership Services at 303-279-3080 ext. 2.


 For general questions about the class and the school:

Contact: 303-517-0355,

Dave Pellegrini 303-910-7140,

Gerry Roach 303-819-5556, 



November 6th and 13th at 6:30PM

Calling all Knotty Boyz & Girlz !!! Due to popular demand, the Denver Group will offer a two-night class on tying knots. This is an opportunity for students who wish to continue their climbing education to prepare for advanced classes like BMS, HAMS, and the various Rock Climbing schools offered by the Tech Section. Instructors from many schools will be on hand to assist. Once students have mastered a set of basic knots common to all schools, they can concentrate on intermediate and advanced knots in one or more disciplines. This is also a great time for climbers to refresh skills that have become a bit rusty over the years. All CMC members are welcome.

Topics covered include:

• Ropes, a brief history of climbing ropes,including a look at the core of a modern climbing rope

• Coiling,including various methods taught by the CMC

• Uses for knots, including why we tie the ones we do in a given situation

• Webbing, and how to tie knots with webbing

• Cord, and how to tie knots with smaller diameter cord, and when to use it

• Basic knots, common to all climbing situations

• Intermediate level knots, specific to BMS, HAMS, and Tech Section Rock Climbing Schools

• Care for ropes

Students will first master several basic knots, and then have the opportunity to learn

various knots of their choosing with instructors who specialize in those knots.  All students will receive a copy of

the textbook for the course: The Outdoor Knots Book (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics) by Clyde

Soles, a $15.95+tax value. Students will also receive an 8’ section of used 11mm practice rope, a 6’

section of brand new 5mm cord for a prussik, and a 6’ section of brand new 1” webbing for

a runner. Students will also receive a discount from a local mountaineering store.

Lectures are approximately 2-3 hours. Students are divided into groups of 2-3 per instructor. The course is capped at 35. 

Famed 14er guidebook author Gerry Roach will come to the second night; bring small bills to purchase signed copies of his many guidebooks and autobiographical climbing books. Yes, he will personalize an already-owned 14er guidebook for you!




Denver Group Schools refund policy: 

Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing to the appropriate school or event director.  Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee.  Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid.  No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event.  However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.


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