To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
Method of holding the rope to safeguard a climber or swimmer rescuer.
"to make fast", or to keep from slipping. In climbing circles, when a climbing rope is attached to a climber at one end and threaded through a friction device or around a partner at the other, that rope can be belayed-stopped on a dime-should the climber fall.
A method of maneuvering a rope to protect climbers and keep them from falling.
The process by which one manages a rope for a climber. The climber is on belay when the belayer is ready to lock off the rope in the event of a fall.
procedure of securing a climber by the use of a rope; a climber is on belay when when the belayer is prepared to lock off the rope in the event of a fall
a rope management technique used to ensure that a fall taken by a climber can be quickly arrested; belay techniques are also used for additional safety/control in rappelling, raising and lowering systems, and for mountain stream crossings
Use of a rope to protect a climber against a fall. A climber can be belayed by another person, or be climbing alone, using an advanced technique called a self-belay.
to secure a climber who is above you
To keep the climber safe by controlling the rope.
Both a noun and verb. A belay(noun) is a point at which a climber stops and secures themself to the rock so that they may then
Old Eng. belagen] 1. to hold one end of a rope, so as to prevent a climber tied to the other end from falling. 2. (obsolescent) To coil or fasten a rope.
something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
The place where you attach yourself to the rock. This can either be during a pitch where an item of protection becomes a running belay or at the top of a pitch where you use multiple pieces of protection to generate a solid anchor.
Fundamental safety technique for climbing in which a second person (a 'belayer') protects their climbing partner from falling by controlling the rope using anchors and braking devices.
The act of monitoring the rope that is attached to the lead climber, protecting against a serious fall. The belayer is anchored to the rock and feeds rope to the climber as he or she progresses upward, always on the ready to brake the rope with a belay device which should stop the climber's fall.
Secure point of attachment for rope or ladder.
To keep a climber from falling too far by using friction on the rope. The system that stops a climber's fall. It includes the rope, anchors, belay device and the belayer.
To secure a climber, usually via a rope tied either to another climber or a fixed anchor, thus minimizing the risk of injury in the event of a fall
A means of securing a climber by use of a rope, and usually a belay device, in order to prevent or minimize a fall. A belayer is the person on the ground or at the belay station who secures the lead or top-roping climber.
An old sailing term, meaning to secure. Technically it means to keep a climber from falling too far by using friction on the rope. The system includes the rope, anchors, belayer and belay device.
a system of setting up the rope to hold a climber in the event of a fall. A procedure that manages the rope by taking in or letting out slack to minimize the seriousness of a fall.
Protecting a climber from falling using arope.
to prevent a serious fall in climbing a belayer feeds the rope out to the climber self belay: to prevent your own fall - use an ice axe on snow slopes
Protecting a climber from falling using a rope.
To make fast a rope; also to cancel an order.
The system that stops the rope from feeding out when a climber falls.
A way for a climber to catch their breath, relax, and catch some rays. Belaying is fun- it means someone else is doing the tough stuff.
To safeguard another climber with the rope. Also used as a noun, as in “the belay was solid.” In old-fashioned belays, the belayer wrapped the rope around his body to create friction incase of a fall. Most climbers today use friction-creating “belay devices” that attach to their harnesses and allowsmall climbers, even children, to stop the falls of much larger climbers.
Means "to hold"; refers to a system of devices and techniques that combine to protect a climbed from being injured in a fall by locking the dope
To feed a rope either in or out (depending upon whether the climber is leading or following) in such a manner as to be able to hold a fall. This may be accomplished either by passing the rope around one's body or by passing it through some sort of friction device. The belayer is secured to the mountain by way of "bomb proof" anchors.
A rope system used to check falls by means of friction on the climbing rope. The belay rope is attached to the harness of the person on the route and to the belayer's harness on the ground much like an umbilical cord.
Safety technique in which a stationary climber provides protection, by means of ropes, anchors and braking devices, to an ascending partner.
The technique of securing a climber with a rope
To make a line or rope fast to a pin or cleat
A method the climber uses to secure the rope to another person to catch a fall if that may occur.
(noun) A place where you attach yourself to the rock. This can either be done briefly (during a climb, you put in protection to create a "running belay" that the rope is clipped to) or more long-term, between pitches. In the latter case, the belay should involve many independent connections to the rock (or other immovable objects) that can bear a shockload of one or both climbers falling off. (verb) To protect another climber by preventing the rope from slipping; either with a belay device or with a body belay.