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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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He dug and dug till he found great rock gear and belayed off that, bringing his client up.
They must wait on the Belayed quarter-final against Lancashire and Worcestershire.
Garrick said he's persuaded his father to climb while he belayed, but not his mother.