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Definition of a Climbing Word



Belaying, one of the most important climbing skills you learn, safeguards your climbing partner from injuries and falls.

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    The process of securing and safeguarding a climber by using a rope to hold the climber’s weight if he falls. The ascending climber and the belayer, or the person holding the rope through a belay device, are a team that is linked together by the rope. Belaying is an important part of the climbing chain of safety and one of the most important skills that any novice climber must master to become a safe climber.

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