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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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And it won't be with an iron belaying pin either, Just two bunches of naked knuckles, that's all.
Open to participants 12 and older, the class will cover the basics of belaying and safe climbing with an emphasis on footwork, balance and efficient movement on rock.
Expert witness Elfyn Jones of Llanberis Mountain Rescue said he believed Mr Hutton-Potts had been belaying, while Mr Holme had been leading the climb.
Lindstrom's belaying skill and his encouragement that nudged the reporter up her first tree.
LIVE ALL YOU CAN: ALEXANDER JOY CARTWRIGHT AND THE INVENTION OF MODERN BASEBALL makes a case for Cartwright as the real inventor of baseball, belaying the popular idea that Doubleday achieved this.