Reading the description for a clove hitch on animated knots by Grog (the go to bible of knots IMO) I was surprised to read:
Caution: The Clove Hitch was, originally, included here with the intention of condemning it. It does have two giant faults: it slips and, paradoxically, can also bind. It should be deeply distrusted when used by itself.
Every climber I know relies heavily on this knot and I've seen it used on countless tutorials yet it seems to be marked as "deeply distrusted when used by itself" on Grog.
Should the clove hitch(with a good length tail) be deeply distrusted ? Why/why not? What alternatives are there?
This seems to come from a sailing point of view, why (if this is the answer) is it not trusted in sailing but it is in climbing?