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.
The manufacturer advises that proper belay devices are critical and extreme caution should be taken when using the Nano.
For rock climbing, the following equipment will be needed to administer a successful activity: 11 climbing harnesses, three ropes, 11 helmets, six carabineers, three belay devices, and three anchor setups.
He talks of karabiners, belay devices, harnesses and the relative merits of different quality ropes.
In top roping, the climber attaches their harness to one end of the rope whilst the belayer attaches their harness to the other, typically to a belay device via a locking carabiner.
This primitive yet dramatic act is hip belaying--using one's body to introduce friction to the rope, thereby enabling the belayer to control the speed and amount that the rope slides through the belay device, which, in this case, is you.