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.
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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.
New climbers need to learn how to use a harness, how to make a belay device and how to use ropes," he said.
Beginners: All you need are the basics - harness, climbing shoes, harness and belay device.