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belay

(bĕ-lāy′)
To protect with a rope. A rescuer can belay a stokes basket as it is being lowered to a safe position.
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After a stint of 'bouldering' - working our way sideways around the bottom of the climbing walls, it was upwards and onwards, redeploying those belaying techniques we'd picked up earlier while others scaled the walls.
And you don't want to stand around in the cold learning how to put on your harness, tie onto the rope and manage the safety system called belaying.
How to fit a harness to a small body, the fine points of belaying for children, and how to make inexpensive climbing shoes by resoling an old pair of sneakers with climbing rubber are covered.
When I'm the one taking control of the rope, they trust me and that's neat, and I can trust them when they're belaying me, so it's like we have a bond of friendship between us.
I was more nervous about belaying her and doing it right than her belaying me.