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September 2018

MOFT Knot Pass

September 25, 2018 fmg-adminGuides' Tech Tips Guiding Rock Climbing

If you find yourself needing to lower a climber more than one rope length, the MOFT knot pass is a fast, easy way to pass the knot created by joining two ropes together.  MOFT stands for munter overhand feed-through and is one of the easiest ways to get someone down quickly when time is of the essence.

AMGA Rock and Alpine Guide, Karsten Delap, demonstrates the technique in this video:

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Keeping the PSYCHE High!

September 19, 2018 fmg-adminRock Climbing The Guides' Climbing Adventures

Whether it’s rainy days on your weekend or too many overtime hours at the office, it can be a challenge to keep your psyche high for climbing and training for your next adventure.  At times I find myself lacking true motivation to head to the climbing gym or knock out a workout on the rock rings when I do not have a specific climbing objective in mind.

Having spent the past few days seeking refuge from the rain in my apartment, I found myself thinking of past trips to the Red River Gorge.  The endless corners and splitter cracks of all sizes never cease to provide plenty of adventure and excitement.  Flipping through my collection of photos from the Red, I could not help but get excited for the upcoming fall season.  My palms began to sweat as I thought of the grueling offwidths and splitter finger cracks that hide in the lush woods of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

If you find yourself lacking the psyche to get out and train, maybe these photos will give you that extra bit of motivation.   And as the heat of the summer slowly gives way to the cooler temps of the fall, I sure hope to see y’all back out at the Red River Gorge!!




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