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belay

Mountaineering the attachment (of a climber) to a mountain by tying the rope off round a rock spike, piton, nut, etc., to safeguard the party in the event of a fall
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her belayer, Eugene Parks and Recreation staff member Nathaniel Mitchell, gently prodded while she was suspended about halfway to the ground.
For this reason, belayers - who manage the safety rope protecting a climber in case of a fall - stand to one side, not directly below the climbers.
For this reason belayers - who manage the safety rope protecting a climber in case of a fall - stand to one side, not directly below the climbers.