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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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3) Climbing rope is looped through a belay device, seen here on guide Pat Dennis.
A petite blonde woman from an orienteering magazine is attached to the other end to belay for me and I shin up the pole.
Look Up belays them to a giant vertical surface from which they dive toward the audience.
Choose staff members who have a working knowledge of rock climbing and vertical caving systems (knots, sets, rappelling, belays, etc.