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How to Tie a Blakes Hitch for Tree Climbing

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RawAndFit This is a video of Dick Flowers teaching students how to tie a Blakes Hitch for Recreational Tree Climbing. This knot is used in the saddle, for ascending and descending a tree using the Double Rope Technique (DRT). Watch Dick teach you how to tie the hitch correctly, including the safety knot, to ensure you're not going to have any problems while you climb. To read a full account of the Northwestern Michigan College Recreational Tree Climbing Class with Dick Flowers, please visit