Climbing Magazine and Wild Country have produced a series of 'How To' videos designed to get you started in many areas of rock climbing technique. The idea is to simply demonstrate basic skills and techniques and allow you to pick up tips from the experts.
In this video Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine Gear Editor, demonstrates how to tie two of the most important climbing knots, the clove hitch and Figure 8 knot. The Figure 8 ‘on the bight’ (different to the knot that’s used for tying into your harness) is an essential climbing knot for tying into belays and for other applications. The Clove hitch is fantastic for using when establishing belays – it’s simple, safe and very quick to adjust!
Julie is using a selection of Wild Country and Red Chili gear whilst making these videos and you can check out her gear here including: the Rock Lite helmet the Vision harness as well as the Ion screwgate
You can check out Red Chili shoes here:
You can also check out Wild Country's latest harness range including the superb new Summit and Spire here:

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