How to tie a munter hitch knot

The Munter Hitch Knot is often used to descend a rope through a locking carabiner or belay a second in situations when a different device is not available. For example, you accidentally dropped your rappel or belay device.

A larger carabiner is recommended to allow the hitch to invert through the carabiner when pulled. The load end should always be on the carabiner’s spine side (not the gate side).

Learning and practicing this knot can be of essence the day an emergency comes along and you end up at the top of a formation without a belay/rappel device.

Tech Video | Munter Hitch Knot

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