The snake bite rope coil is a handy way to coil the rope for top-roping and rappels. It’s been called the snake bite, bird’s nest and Colorado mountain snake.

“You just clip the bight to the anchors and toss it off the cliff, it unspools neatly to the bottom with no tangles or hang-ups.”

It goes quickly once you get the hang of it and while it’s not optimal for most situations, it’s always great to know another cool coil. Watch how to coil the snake bite in the video below.

Snake Bite

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