belay plate


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belay plate

A metal, steel, or aluminum plate that has one or more slots in it, designed to weave a rope through, to create friction with a carabiner.
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To reduce the time spent on anything other than running and climbing, we elected to only place protection on a route when the climbing was hard, to leave our harnesses on when soloing a route, and to never move our belay plates from the central loops on our harnesses.