The Munter hitch is a simple knot, commonly used by climbers as part of a life-lining or belay system.
Its main use is as a friction device for controlling the rate of descent in belay systems.
When belaying with the Munter Hitch be sure that the strand of rope carrying the load is next to the spine of the carabiner.
Munter hitch, Italian hitch, Crossing hitch.
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.