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Rock Climbing Knots - Clove Hitch

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This is a popular Hitch which is easy to tie, and is one of the most frequently used knots that is essential for both summer and winter climbing. It is used mainly as an anchor knot and in belay setup. Do not make two or more Clove Hitches onto one Carabiner. The correct way to clip the knot is with the load rope nearest to the back bar of the Carabiner, along its stronger axe.

Step 1:
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Make two crossing turns which are similar in size. The second one should be made in the opposite direction.

Step 2:
Put the second loop over the first.

Step 3:
Clip the Carabiner onto the loop created by the first two. Pull to tighten.

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Thursday 10th April 2008 at 9:26:20 PM  

This knot is used a lot in the fire service to raise and lower equipment.

Saturday 27th February 2010 at 2:55:35 AM  

a good climbing knot

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