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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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Locking carabiner and belay device: These pieces of hardware are belaying essentials.
I glance down to the other end, where Sue is momentarily pulled off the ground by my weight at the other end of the rope as she fumbles with the belaying clip before releasing me slowly down to terra firma.
Contract award notice: "preparation and delivery of flags, banners, brackets and belaying cleats, installation and dismantling of banners to brackets and belaying cleats and installation and dismantling them to the pillars of the transport infrastructure of varna municipality for the needs of the municipality of varna and secondary administrators with budget uic 000093442".
Open to participants 12 and older, the class will cover the basics of belaying and safe climbing with an emphasis on footwork, balance and efficient movement on rock.
A working knowledge of basic climbing equipment and simple systems like belaying, top-roping, and leading is assumed.
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.
belay: to belay, a climber holds the rope, only letting a small amount of slack amass between the belaying device (usually a belay-plate) and the partner's harness, thus limiting the distance of the fall if the climber slips off the rock