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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The hall will also house the area's first Clip 'n Climb, a series of climbing-based challenges that use an automatic belay device to make indoor climbing accessible for all ages and abilities.
Beginners: All you need are the basics - harness, climbing shoes, harness and belay device. All this can be hired in Glasgow Climbing Centre for pounds 5.
You also need a belay device and some rope, just like you would if you were outside."