Clove Hitch vs Girth Hitch

On the left is a girth hitched ‘biner, the middle is a girth hitched ‘biner that has worked its way free.  On the right is the clove hitch, which can’t work its way free.  It’s an easy mistake to make so definitely check your clove hitches and stay out of Accidents in North American Mountaineering.

While we are on the topic of clove hitches, make sure that the weighted end of the clove hitch is on the spine side of the ‘biner.

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