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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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“Our zipSTOP technology surpasses all systems currently available on the market,” explains John McGowan, CEO of the Colorado-based company TRUBLUE Auto Belays whose products are in high demand all across the North America.
Bonner's colloquial tone belays the smartness of his writing, the way his lyrics snap and fold with seeming ease, the way his portraits of love dwindling and burning seem fully formed in thin sketches.
This study belays those concerns as the severity of the signs and symptoms were not that different.
Once we are ready, Bob belays me (a safety technique whereby your climbing partner lets out rope while you ascend, keeping ready to hold the rope tight if you fall), and !
Greek-based industrial painting contractors STELMA will be deploying a specialist team capable of working at extreme heights using roped belays and with limited access to repair where necessary and repaint the 220,000 square meter surface area by Autumn 2010.
ACA-certified canyoneering instructor Black covers equipment and technique with chapter topics of basics, belays, deploying rope and rappelling, anchors and anchor systems, suspended techniques, navigating potholes, wet canyons, and canyon rescue.
Naked climbing is the latest extreme sport craze sweeping the US - and probably the cheapest given that you don't need a whole load of gear such as ropes, boots, belays and hats.