An elementary knot applied in climbing as a part of the belay system. The hitch is fixed around an object, such as a tree or a carabiner. It is very useful when the length of a rope needs to be adjustable. The Italian Hitch is not very secure and stays tied only under constant tension. ABoK #1818

Step 1: Place one end under the middle part of the rope to form a loop.

Step 2: Place the other end over the middle part and create another loop.

Step 3: Fold the rope in the middle to bring two loops together.

Step 4:

Step 5: Insert both loops into a carabiner.

Step 6: Tighten the knot.

Step 7: The Italian Hitch is complete.

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