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The Monster Munter
1:12:54 AM
This is a great technique to add to your quiver of things you know.

The Mike

7:22:00 PM
I did like this new (for me) technique/knot video.

I reckon it is brilliant how the doubled Munter knot takes out the tendency of a single Munter to spiral your rope, and the fact that it has sufficient friction to lower much heavier loads with ease.
I shall be experimenting with this one, as a good backup to an 'in-line' belay device, particularly in self-recue or load manouvering applications.

~> ... never too old to learn a new trick!
mikl law
7:28:16 AM
It is an old trick, normally used when bolting on a single 8mm rope. I taught it to walkers in tassie who wanted super light minimal abseil setup; diaper, screwgate, and 5mm cord.

8:20:47 AM
On 30/06/2009 mikl law wrote:
>taught it to walkers in tassie who wanted super light minimal abseil setup;
>diaper, screwgate, and 5mm cord.

Is the diaper to control the intestinal consequences of abseiling on a 5mm cord?

10:27:40 PM
Bump for a groovy skill. If a munter is good, a monster munter is gooder. I'm amazed how few people I meet out and about know the munter...

EDIT: People at yogalates are ok not knowing the munter. People at crags not so much...
11:20:20 AM
Very interesting - shame about the boring instructional video. If you want to save yourself 5 minutes of rambling, click here & watch the actual knot tying and skip the other jumble.
1:37:48 PM
I think there is alot of unjustified bad press for the regular munter. It comes down to what you use it for, and the specific way you use it. I think it makes for an excellent top belay technique to bring up your 2nd directly off the anchor. If done correctly it doesn't really twist your rope for this type of belay (as opposed to rapping where it will).

The technique I was taught had 3 main points to avoid twist:
-1. to keep the hitch loose, not to cinch it tight every time you take in.
-2. when you are bringing the rope into the hitch (eg taking in), you grip the live end to prevent rotation, while you feed it into the hitch.
-3. when you feed it into the hitch, you don't stop with your hand some distance from the hitch, you keep gripping and feeding the rope till your hand is right next to the hitch.

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