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Figure 8 (follow through)
Although the figure 8 is a great knot, everything in climbing has backups, so you should also tie a double fisherman’s knot above the 8. Wrap the rope twice around, coming closer to yourself with each wrap. After the second full wrap, slide the end up through the two loops. Pull this knot snugly; double-check all your knots. You’re almost ready to climb.
In bouldering the climber has no rope, no belayer and no harness to hold them up. Our 12 foot angled bouldering wall is great though for climbers to get better experience before the run up one of our larger walls. Bouldering presents it’s own puzzles, though, as the walls are built at various angles and difficulties.
Top roping is where most of our climbers begin their training. It is here that you will learn how to belay, to manage the equipment and harnesses, and how to eventually begin the climb. This is the safest and easiest course to learn, but possibly the most important as it paves the way for future training in lead climbing and other methods.