About the Course

The standard definition of a knot is a rope intertwined with itself, a bend is the intertwining of two ends of rope and a hitch is a knot that is dependent on a host object. In the true spirit of the art of knot craft, we felt like defining knots deserves a little more credit than just "intertwined rope". There is where Knots, Bends & Hitches was born.

What You'll Learn

This particular course will be something of an evolutionary process in that we'll be constantly changing, managing, and altering the content to incorporate different aspects of knots, bends, and hitches. You learn concepts related to canyons, cliffs, and structures, but who knows what other elements we'll add to this course. Yes, they all require knots, hitches, and bends for connections, but there are so many ways to approach this topic, it's one we can have a ton of fun with. So, stay tuned for any additions to the content and enjoy!


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  • Peak Rescue  Institute

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Non-Profit Organization

    Peak Rescue Institute

    Peak Rescue Institute is a non-profit organization centered around an educational community of experienced professional emergency responders who volunteer their time to provide a memorable and quality education. They are dedicated to educating individuals and organizations in the art and science of rope rescue and related disciplines.Members of their staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds with a broad range of experience relevant to the technical rescue field. Many of their instructors are professional firefighters, several have careers in the lifeguard service, an ss a group, they have over 200 years of experience in technical rescue. All of their instructors and support staff are full volunteers.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 2
    Unit 2: The Basics for Rope Rescue, Work Access, and Search and Rescue Systems
    • 2.1 Quiz: The Basics for Rope Rescue, Work Access, and Search and Rescue Systems
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: The Basics for Rope Rescue, Work Access, and Search and Rescue Systems
  • 4
    Unit 4: Knots, Part 2
    • 4.1 Bowline Knots
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Bowline Knots
    • 4.21 Video Tutorial: Portuguese Bowline
  • 5
    Unit 5: Knots, Part 3
    • 5.1 Hitch Knots
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Hitch Knots
  • 6
    Unit 6: Canyoneering Anchor, Part 1
    • 6.1 Quiz: Canyoneering Anchor Knots for Webbing
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Canyoneering Anchor Knots for Webbing
  • 7
    Unit 7: Canyoneering Anchor, Part 2
    • 7.1 Canyoneering Anchor Frost Knot
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Canyoneering Anchor Frost Knot
  • 8
    Unit 8: Canyoneering Anchor, Part 3
    • 8.1 Canyoneering Anchor Knot Chocks and Chockstones
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Canyoneering Anchor Knot Chocks and Chockstones
  • 9
    Unit 9: Canyoneering Anchor, Part 4
    • 9.1 Canyoneering Anchor: Basket and Redundant Basket
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Canyoneering Anchor: Basket and Redundant Basket
  • 10
    Unit 10: Wrap Up
    • 10.1 Wrap Up

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  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

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    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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