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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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Bob reaches the top, builds an anchor, and puts me on belay. As I climb up, more and more of the frosty Adirondack valley comes into view.
'I'll give it a go.' He's clipped up to the rope, and I'm selected to 'belay', pulling in the slack from his rope as he climbs and it feeds itself through the overhead pulleys.
I would lead with Lou on belay. As the leader, every 10 to 15 feet, I would pause and put in a piece of protection from my hardware rack.
Choose staff members who have a working knowledge of rock climbing and vertical caving systems (knots, sets, rappelling, belays, etc.) and a high ropes course certification.
It can be used as a basic field guide (though the size belays its use as a pocket field tote) or as a library reference, packing in charts and keys to identification along with descriptions of habitat and natural history.
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.