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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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5 -- color) Jessica Engel concentrates as she belays her mother Lauren at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center climbing wall.
However, we spent two nights on the wall one being the worst bivi I've ever had, (trying to sleep hanging in a belay seat) and the other in an amazing cave on Thanksgiving Ledge.
ACA-certified canyoneering instructor Black covers equipment and technique with chapter topics of basics, belays, deploying rope and rappelling, anchors and anchor systems, suspended techniques, navigating potholes, wet canyons, and canyon rescue.
Naked climbing is the latest extreme sport craze sweeping the US - and probably the cheapest given that you don't need a whole load of gear such as ropes, boots, belays and hats.