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.
Belay devices can even be improvised using a carabiner, rope and a clever little knot trick called a Munter Hitch.
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.
He talks of karabiners, belay devices, harnesses and the relative merits of different quality ropes.
Now I too can tie a double figure-of-eight knot, thread a belay device and hang precariously from brightly-coloured bumps on the wall.