Munter hitch

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Etymology[edit]

Named after a Swiss mountain guide, Werner Munter, who popularised its use in mountaineering.

Noun[edit]

Munter hitch (plural Munter hitches)

  1. A simple knot, commonly used by climbers, cavers, and rescuers, consisting of a set of wraps using a rope or cord around an object, mainly used as a friction device for controlling the rate of descent in belay systems.

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