SoR TRS 1 – Sport & Trad: Basic Knots, Belaying, and Basic Gear

Aileen Devlin (S), Alejandro Garcia (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Annie Hines (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Chris Saulnier (B, TR, S,T, MP, A), Cole Crawford (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Evan Williams (S), Florian Pagnoux (S), James Hermus (B,TR,S,T,MP), Mason Glidden (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), Nicolas Romeo (B, S), Noah Luther (S,B)
School of Rock
Trip date
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
Difficulty rating
SoR Sport or Trad Track
Accepted to SoR Sport or Trad Track

Welcome everyone to your first TRS of the MITOC School of Rock! In this session, we'll be going through some essential materials & skills that you'll need going into your first round of weekend trips.


  • Sport track will practice basic lead belaying
  • Trad track will work on more advanced skills like leading/belaying on double ropes

Basic Gear

We'll focus on broadly applicable gear and materials - carabiners, nylon vs. dyneema materials, etc - with track-specific gear covered separately.


We'll cover the essential knots that you'll encounter during MRP, including tying in/creating a loop, joining lines, connecting to anchors, rigging with slings, and safety situations. We'll also discuss some of the "how" and "why" of knots, and why we choose the knots we do for climbing.

Where & When

7pm; TBD

Required Gear

  • harness
  • locking carabiners
  • double-length sling
  • prussik cord


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Sept. 9, 2021, 7:26 p.m.
Signups closed at
Sept. 18, 2021, 9 a.m.

(1) which track of SOR are you on?

(2) any knots, techniques, or situations you're particularly curious about?

Signups for this trip are closed.