How to Tie a Water Knot and Build a Webbing Anchor

As a prelude to Water Knot instruction, a bit of mountain wisdom from Edward Whymper is appropriate: "There have been joys too great to be described in words, and there have been griefs upon which I have not dared to dwell…

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The Swiss Seat - A Simple and Safe Webbing Harness for Canyoneering

Sometimes it is a good idea to tie a harness from a length of webbing. Canyons in North Wash often only have one or two rappels, so a temporary webbing harness works well there. Sometimes your partner will goof up and forget his harness…

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Simple Canyoneering Knots: The Overhand and Figure Eight Knots

"To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space. A bit of string provides a dimensional latitude that is unique among the entities." ~Clifford W. Ashley,

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