Cool Video Tip: The Clove Hitch Handshake

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In this quick video from the AMGA and Outdoor Research, mountain guide Jeff Ward demonstrates the "handshake method" of tying a clove hitch at a belay anchor. Advantage: This technique lets you tie in with one hand while you hang on to the anchor with the other hand, so you won't slip (or get pulled off) the belay ledge while tying in. Pretty slick!