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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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The second and third passes over the footage showed less concentration on the part of the belayer when they perceived they were not being filmed.
The duration of the recovery phase was chosen to last 2 minutes so as to imitate a possible situation during training sessions, where climbers usually alternate with their belayers to ascend the routes and therefore rest while the other person is climbing.
Once you have reached the highest point you lean back and as the belayer releases the rope bit by bit, you 'walk' down the side of the mountain," Rahim said.
One end of the rope is tied to the climber's harness; the other is held by or clipped to a belayer on the ground, who takes up its slack as the climber ascends.
Belay (bi-LAY) - a secure rope Belayer (bi-LAY-er)--the person who holds the rope
This primitive yet dramatic act is hip belaying--using one's body to introduce friction to the rope, thereby enabling the belayer to control the speed and amount that the rope slides through the belay device, which, in this case, is you.
One end of the rope is secured to the climber and the other to a belayer at the bottom.
As the climber ascends, the belayer takes in the slack.
A belayer holds the end of the rope, hooked to his or her karabiner and through the belay device, to take up rope slack as the climber ascends the wall.
If a person fell, the belayer (a companion holding the safety rope) would "lock down," or grab the rope tightly, stopping the climber's downward motion at all costs.
Carol, your belayer - the person who saves the climber from tumbling down should there be an accident - will not let you fall.