Picture of Tying a Munter hitch and belay tips.

This knot can really help climbers out in a jam. As it can be used to belay and abseil, you can either opt to finish your climb, or abseil down and collect your belay device when you drop it down the face of the crag. Maybe after you abseil down to get it, you might consider climbing back up the rope using a pair of prussic knots?

Thanks for taking a look.

Step 1: Video.

Picture of Video.
I thought that making a video would be the most helpful way of teaching this. In step on I have made a video of both ways of tying the hitch. That is both on the end and in the middle. I have also done this on a climbers sit harness.

As always please feel free to ask me any questions if you are unsure.
alexmac1311 year ago
you should clearly mention that breaking is opposite to the atc or belay plates
Nice work - but in pics 3 & 4 your hand is hiding the loop - it'd be great to be able to see which way the loop goes.
F1X0R (author)  Celticonnection5 years ago
Sorry about that. I was trying to avoid it but couldn't.
crapflinger7 years ago
ah the munter hehe it can save your butt like nobody's business
F1X0R (author)  crapflinger6 years ago
Tell me about it. The other day, whilst teaching a Friend of mine to climb, I showed him how to set up an abseil point and how to safely abseil, when He dropped the ATC. 5 Meters up on an abseil platform. He thought we were screwed. (you can only get up to it by climbing a climbing wall (no stairs or anything like that) So I just Got him to Abseil down on the Munter (not to nice for a beginner but there we are) Then I got my experienced mate to follow him, tie himself in and go, Then I Went, climbed back up, and put everything away.
Pat_Maroney6 years ago
next u should show the munter mule overhand. now THAT can save your butt, or your buddie's butt
fritsie1237 years ago
Nice instructable! The video really makes it clear. But, maybe next time, you shouldn't move your hands so much. I guess you were a bit nervous for the camera? Can you make some more Instructables for other useful knots? That would be great!