Distel hitch

Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
 
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
1. Prepare a rope with two loops in the ends.
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
2. Make four wraps around the main rope.
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
3. Bring wrapping tail down.
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
4. Make an additional wrap at bottom of other wraps in same direction.
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
5. Tuck the tail under itself in the front of the knot.
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions
6. Clip the ends together with a carabiner in front of the rope.
Distel hitch step by step how to tie instructions

Description

The Distel Hitch is friction knot popular with arborists used to ascend a climbing rope.

Use

It can be used on main climbing rope for ascending. Distel hitch requires line with loops on each end.
The loops can be made using double fisherman’s knot. The line should be of smaller diameter than the main rope.
The Distel will only grip in one direction which makes it
suitable for climbing.

Releasing

Non-jamming

Security

The knot should be aligned so that the two ends are the same length. As with all critical application knots
make sure that the hitch is tied correctly before using it.

Tying

1. Make four wraps around the main rope.
2. Bring wrapping tail down and make an additional wrap at bottom of other wraps in same direction
and tuck the tail under itself in the front of the knot.
3. Clip the ends together with a carabiner in front of the rope.

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