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belay

(bĕ-lāy′)
To protect with a rope. A rescuer can belay a stokes basket as it is being lowered to a safe position.
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2 Petzl Reverso, belay device/descender, 15 [pounds sterling], 81g
The fact that it's all presented in an easy format that belays the fact that it's loaded with practical advice makes this a recommendation over weightier first-year-teacher manuals.
4) Jennifer Dietz belays a young climber on the climbing wall.
Or, on a multipitch climb, the top climber belays for the bottom climber and they then repeat the process.
Their roles are reversed during the class as mother belays for daughter.
1 -- 3) Left to right, Jessica Engel, 11, of Calabasas belays as her mother Lauren climbs the rock wall at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center; the elder Engel reaches the top of the climb; and they congratulate each other after a successful dya of climbing
Without him on belay, I would never even think of climbing this face.