belay

(redirected from belayers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Willamalane offers climbing events such as the recent and annual ROCKtoberfest, in which adults got to experience rope climbing for free with experienced belayers and bouldering.
As a belayer, it is vitally important to maintain a close eye on your climber so you may take in or pay out the correct amount of rope to allow them to move freely, yet have the protection of the rope should they fall.
Climbing was on top rope -ensuring participants safety with the rope passing through a top anchor between the climber and their belayer so as to diminish the psychological stress (Draper et al., 2010; Hodgson et al., 2009) and to let climbers focus on ascending as fast as possible, and in red point mode -which means that climbers already knew the route, spending less time in static positions (Sanchez et al., 2012).