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How-To: Selecting the proper ear protection
How-To: Selecting the proper ear protection

It’s critical to protect your ears while operating equipment with noise louder than 85 decibels. There are many[...]

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How-To: Tying a Bowline knot
How-To: Tying a Bowline knot

Bowline knots are a useful addition to every climber’s knot-tying skill set. Learn what a bowline knot is and how to tie one in our latest video.

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How-To: Tying an End-Line Clove Hitch
How-To: Tying an End-Line Clove Hitch

The end-line clove hitch knot can be used for attaching to objects as well as for rigging. Learn more about this knot type here.

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How-To: Selecting the proper eye protection
How-To: Selecting the proper eye protection

In our industry, having proper eye protection matters. Without your eyesight, you cannot do your job. For those that wear prescription glasses, equivalent safety-focused eyewear should be worn.

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How-To: Fisherman’s Knot and Loop
How-To: Fisherman’s Knot and Loop

Fisherman knots and loops are flexible, customizable solutions for a variety of climbing needs. The knot configuration allows you to create stoppers for securing tools and safety equipment.

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How-To: Selecting the Proper Footwear
How-To: Selecting the Proper Footwear

One of the most important pieces of equipment climbers need is reliable footwear. Aggressive traction on the sole, a taller heel, and higher overall design will keep your feet and ankles protected while climbing, provide better overall grip, and more.

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How-To: Tying a Mid-Line Clove Hitch
How-To: Tying a Mid-Line Clove Hitch

A mid-line clove hitch is a useful knot to have in any rope-tying toolkit for attaching objects to a line for a variety of purposes. They are simple to tie and can be created a few different ways in just a few seconds each.

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How-To: Inspecting Your Saddle
How-To: Inspecting Your Saddle

For those who climb as part of their daily work, a saddle is a safety and productivity staple on every equipment checklist. It’s imperative that you inspect your saddle for wear and tear as well as any potential buckle problems prior to use — each and every time.

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How-To: Tying an Anchor Bend
How-To: Tying an Anchor Bend

If your climbing line doesn’t feature a splice to attach the rope a carabineer, you can use an anchor bend knot to secure it. In this video, we’ll review the steps to create an anchor bend knot and attach it to a carabineer.

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How-To: Selecting Your Climbing Rope
How-To: Selecting Your Climbing Rope

There are many types of rope that you can choose from when climbing on the job. In this video, we’ll discuss an industry climbing rope requirement for working near live power lines as well as some tips for inspecting your rope for safety before climbing.

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How-To: Types of Sheet Bend Knots
How-To: Types of Sheet Bend Knots

A sheet bend knot is useful for joining two separate ropes, even those that may be different sizes. While a single sheet bend isn’t particularly secure, you can tie a double sheet bend to help strengthen the knot.

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How-To: Tying an Alpine Butterfly knot
How-To: Tying an Alpine Butterfly knot

Alpine butterfly knots are useful when a loop is needed in the middle of the rope, whether that be for climbing purposes, securing objects to the rope, or even isolating specific parts of the rope.

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