Knots for Climbers

Author: Craig Luebben
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762768585
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Teaches the reader the Twelve Essential Climbing Knots, and then presents eighteen others for various special situations. Color illustrations make learning these knots a cinch.

Knots Ropes for Climbers

Author: Duane Raleigh
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811728714
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sports & Recreation

1998 National Outdoor Book Award winner. How to tie 35 climbing knots: step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-follow directions, when to use and not to use, and expert advice on selection and care of ropes.

Climbing Knots

Author: Nate Fitch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493015061
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Climbing: Knots features instructional knot-making information for the novice climber. Pocket-size, it's portable and easy-to-use, with photos throughout to assist with learning.

The Outdoor Knots Book

Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852169
Release Date: 2004-03-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON "KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!

The Book of Climbing Knots

Author: Peter Owen
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1558219285
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Featured are detailed line drawings and clear instructions on how to tie the gamut of climbing knots, explanations of the various uses of each knot, the best knots to use in specific situations, and an easy-to-use Index.

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Author: Jeff Steffen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736079990
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

Do you want to help your middle and high school students become more resilient and patient, acquire new skills, and sharpen their problem-solving abilities while feeling competent and good about themselves? If you do, then Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits is the ideal tool for you. The 12 topics included in Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits represent the outdoor pursuits that show the greatest growth in traditional PE programs. With each pursuit, students can challenge themselves and spend time outside of the customary classroom context while sharing an adventure with their teachers that can create a profoundly different student¿teacher relationship.

Practical Knots and Ropework

Author: Percy W. Blandford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486148656
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Focusing on modern styles — many tailored to new synthetic ropes — this book untangles the secrets behind basic, joining, constricting, climber's, and many other knots. Over 290 illustrations.

Why Knot

Author: Philippe Petit
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781613124680
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

“Mr. Petit is the perfect teacher” in this fascinating, educational volume on knot-tying—an art and science that has held civilization together (The Wall Street Journal). Philippe Petit is known for his astounding feat of daring when, on August 7, 1974, he stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City. But beyond his balance, courage, and showmanship, there was one thing Petit had to be absolutely certain of—his knots. Without the confidence that his knots would hold, he never would have left the ground. In fact, while most of us don’t think about them beyond tying our shoelaces, the humble knot is crucial in countless contexts, from sailing to sports to industrial safety to art, agriculture, and more. In this truly unique book, Petit offers a guide to tying over sixty of his essential knots, with practical sketches illustrating his methods and clear tying instructions. Filled with photos in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges, Why Knot? will entertain and educate readers of all ages. “In reading Philippe’s book we are cogently reminded that without the ability to secure a rope, or tether a goat, or make fast the sheets of a galley, much of the civilization that we take for granted would disappear as easily as a slipknot in the hands of a Vegas conjuror.” —Sting, musician and activist “His descriptions are clear, he deploys humor frequently and he makes his points with anecdotes that are colorful and memorable. Explaining the purpose and creation of knots and thanks to those flawless drawings Mr. Petit earns perfect marks.” —The Wall Street Journal

Everyday Knots

Author: Geoffrey Budworth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602390592
Release Date: 2007-06
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots. Using incredibly clear photographs and diagrams, as well as straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions, any reader can master knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, household uses, and more. Climbers will feel safer knowing they have tied the perfect Water or Tape knot. Home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese Cloverleaf. Fishermen will fight big fish with more confidence. There are overhand knots, figure eight knots, bowlines and sheet bends, crossing knots, and more. There is even fascinating "knot lore." Whether for practical use or just for fun, this is a great place to start knotting, so grab a piece of rope, sit back, and enjoy!

Knack Knots You Need

Author: Buck Tilton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599217597
Release Date: 2008-09-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

With a full range of stoppers, bends, loops, and hitches, and extensive cross references for multi-use knots, The Knack Book of Knots You Need includes more thant 450 photos and instructions for knots you need for Camping Boating Climbing Fishing Decorative Knots in Action gallery

Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 1420205854
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Rappelling

Although it is not an organised sport, rock climbing and abseiling involves adventure, challenge, patience and skill. This book presents ideas, equipment, locations, tips and suggestions for novices taking up the sport.Features: - Top tips - practical suggestions for rock climbing and abseiling - Quotes - helpful quotes from enthusiasts. - Watch Out - Things to watch out for when rock climbing and abseiling eg checking your harness before abseiling - Technique - straightforward instruc

Rock Sport

Author: John Forrest Gregory
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811722961
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Discusses the skills, techniques, equipment, and physical training necessary for safe and enjoyable rock climbing

50 Knots You Need to Know

Author: Marty Allen
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781911026310
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Essential rope-and-string tying advice for the nerdily inclined. Includes two lengths of rope to help you practice tying knots. Attention all nerds, put down that laptop and pick up this brilliant guide to tying 50 must-know knots. If you're unaware of the difference between a Cow Hitch and a Marlinspike Hoop or a Running Bowline and a Square Lashing, all will be revealed in "50 Knots You Need to Know." Packed with step-by-step instructions, discover how to tie knots to get you through any situation, whether it's nautical knots for sailing adventures or shanks and hitches for camping or climbing weekends. You will learn simple knot-making techniques that can be used for all your nerdly pursuits. And once you've graduated from the easy stuff you can move on to the more serious examples, such as a make-shift rope halter to you can use to tame a wild beast or strong knots for securing and tying things together. Also included are a couple of pieces of rope, so you can start tying knows right away. But be warned, it's VERY addictive!

Backpacker Magazine s Outdoor Knots

Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762767779
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Backpacker's Outdoor Knots provides readers step-by-step instructions for tying the most useful knots and hitches, splices and lashings for the outdoors; info on the best type of rope and knot for each task at hand; how to properly prepare, coil, and maintain ropes for durability and reliability. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.