How to tie a clove hitch

The clove hitch is a very simple knot used to attach a rope a carabiner. Is quick and easy to set up and can bear load in both directions of pull.

The clove hitch is often used for attaching yourself to an anchor with your rope (rather than using a personal anchor system), building anchors and attaching objects to the center of the rope. In the anchoring application, it can be used to start or end an anchor system, as it offers great flexibility and it is adjustable – allowing for easy rigging and equalizing.

Once you have established the right amount of rope needed, make sure to cinch the clove hitch tight – to avoid it from slipping.

Tech Video | Clove Hitch

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