|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. The knot is similar to the prusik knot, however it grips the rope more consistently, making for increased climber control.
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- Adams, Mark (October 2004). "An Overview of Climbing Hitches" (PDF). Climbers Corner. p. 6. Retrieved 30 June 2014.