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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He talks of karabiners, belay devices, harnesses and the relative merits of different quality ropes.
3) Climbing rope is looped through a belay device, seen here on guide Pat Dennis.
The next 20 minutes are devoted to belaying, in which the climber's partner uses a belay device to control the rope's slack, ensuring that the climber