Munter hitch

Munter hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Make a loop in the rope and slip the loop into a locking carabiner.
Munter hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Munter hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Make a loop and slip it into a locking carabiner. Form a second loop with the line crossing opposite the first loop. Slip second loop into the carabiner and lock carabiner.
Munter hitch step by step how to tie instructions

Description

The Munter hitch is a simple knot, commonly used by climbers as part of a life-lining or belay system.

Use

Its main use is as a friction device for controlling the rate of descent in belay systems.

Releasing

Non-jamming

Security

When belaying with the Munter Hitch be sure that the strand of rope carrying the load is next to the spine of the carabiner.

Other names

Munter hitch, Italian hitch, Crossing hitch.

Tying

1. Make a loop in the rope and slip the loop into a locking carabiner.
2. Form a second loop with the line crossing opposite the first loop.
3. Slip second loop into the carabiner and lock carabiner.
4. Make sure the strand carrying the load is next to the spine of the carabiner.

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