The Munter creates manages friction in a belay system. It can be reversed, from raise to lower or visa versa. The munter hitch must be used with a “pear-shaped” carabiner, or HMS (hemi-spherical)carabiner.This allows for the hitch to reverse itself.
Appropriate uses for rock climbing and canyoneering:
- Rescue, as part of the “Munter Mule” combination.