belay device

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belay device

A device using friction to brake or slow the movement of a rope, or to protect a patient, basket, climber, or other rescuer.
See also: device
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Climbing equipment, harnesses, shoes and belay devices can be rented, and chalk can be purchased in-house.
He talks of karabiners, belay devices, harnesses and the relative merits of different quality ropes.
Now I too can tie a double figure-of-eight knot, thread a belay device and hang precariously from brightly-coloured bumps on the wall.