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Garda Hitch
The Garda Hitch (Alpine Clutch) is a class of climbing knots known as ''ratcheting'' knots for their ability to let the rope move in one direction, but not in the other. This class of knots has many uses in climbing and mountaineering, for example in a pulley system where a load is being hauled up a cliff, the Garda hitch prevents the load from slipping when the pulley system is reset. The drawbacks to the garda hitch are that it is hard to release under load, it is hard to inspect, and it adds much friction to a pulley system. Particularly difficult is to figure out which way the rope will run freely, and which way it will lock just by visual inspection. The Garda requires two similar carabiner Using a carabiner A carabiner or karabiner () is a specialized type of shackle, a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components, most notably in safety-critical systems. The word is a shortened form of ' ...s, and works best with two identical o ...
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Italian Hitch
Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the Italian language ** Languages of Italy, languages and dialects spoken in Italy ** Culture of Italy, Italian culture, cultural features of Italy ** Italian cuisine, traditional foods ** Folklore of Italy, the folklore and urban legends of Italy ** Mythology of Italy, traditional religion Other uses * Italian dressing, a vinaigrette-type salad dressing or marinade * Italian or Italian-A, alternative names for the Ping-Pong virus, an extinct computer virus See also

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Rock Climbing
File:A Climber on the Conn Diagonal in Custer State Park.jpg, A rock climber approaches a roof while leading a Multi-pitch climbing, multi-pitch, Traditional climbing, traditional route in Custer State Park, United States. Rock climbing is a Sport, sport in which participants Climbing, climb up, down or across natural Rock (geology), rock formations or artificial climbing wall, rock walls. The goal is to reach the Summit (topography), summit of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined Climbing route, route without falling. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. Knowledge of proper climbing techniques and the use of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines, su ...
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