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.

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.

Step 2: Method 1

The first method that I will show you here is the method of tying it on the end of the rope.

Please refer to the pictures which I have captioned. I have done this as I think it makes it much easier to understand.

Step 3: Tying the Knot in the Middle (method Two.)

Again as with method one, I shall teach this using the pictures and notes feature on instructables as this much easier teach this way.



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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago

    you should clearly mention that breaking is opposite to the atc or belay plates


    9 years ago on Step 3

    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.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    next u should show the munter mule overhand. now THAT can save your butt, or your buddie's butt


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!