The Clove Hitch, my new friend

I recently attended Single Pitch Award training through Climb MTS. A very informative and effective training weekend.

The biggest learning curve for me after ‘simplicity’ was the use of the clove hitch. Whether setting up the belay after a single pitch or setting up anchors ahead of an abseil or top rope session, the clove hitch brings an adjustable versatility that I can only imagine is the envy of all other knots. It also brings a fast and efficient set up which means climber’s and client’s time is spent having fun with the activity rather than having to stand around whilst you set up.

I have even mastered the ability to tie a clove hitch with one hand.

 


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