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Topic - Clovehitch or figure of eight on bite?

garbage - on 27 Mar 2013
Hey guys. When creating a belay I have always attached the rope to myself with a clove hitch on a hms biner and sometimes a few clove-hitches depending on how many placements im using. (that makes sense in my head so hopefully will to you too!)

However I just read a book that said a figure-of-eight on a bite into your rope loop is much better and basically said don't use the carabiner method. I can understand that it means less gear but surely it is much harder to adjust and is extra bulk on your belay.

I'm going to continue with the carabiner method unless anyone can tell me a severe disadvantage? cheers, it is nice to know however in case i somehow end up with absolutely no biners left
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