Distel hitch

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Distel Hitch
Distel hitch.jpeg
Category Hitch
Related Taut-line hitch, Blake's hitch
Typical use Ascending, Descending

Distel hitch is a friction hitch knot used to attach a carabiner to a rope, allowing a climber to descend or ascend.[1][2][3] The knot is similar to the prusik knot, however it grips the rope more consistently, making for increased climber control.[4]

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  1. ^ "Distel Hitch". Animated Knots. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Distel hitch". Climbing Arborist. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Distel Hitch". Netknots. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ Adams, Mark (October 2004). "An Overview of Climbing Hitches" (PDF). Climbers Corner. p. 6. Retrieved 30 June 2014.