Knots and Hitches: The Clove Hitch

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The following is the second in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the figure-8, ring bend- and hitches like the Munter & Prusik!

The clove hitch is a simple, essential, quickly tied, adjustable, strong alpine wunder-knot! This hitch is commonly used in mountaineering for fixing a rope to a carabiner, securing yourself to an anchor, or multitude other times when you need to secure a rope quickly. Because it is adjustable without untying, it is especially well-suited for use as a personal anchor knot. Check out Dani’s video for a breakdown of how to tie this knot on a carabiner.

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