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belayer

(bɪˈleɪə)
n
a person who controls the safety rope for a climbera person who turns a rope around a cleat, or belaying pin, to make it hold tight
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This is also in the interest of your own personal safety; should there be too much slack rope between belayer and the climber and the climber falls, there will be a significant force on the belayer that may pull them off their feet or into the air as a counterbalance to their climber.
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.
While climbing with a partner, belayer must constantly monitor his movements.
He called down to his belayer, but there was nothing the belayer could do but hope that the young Collins would not momentarily be if crumpled at his feet.
Training for the novice/beginner climber or belayer is provided.
A drowsy lifeguard, belayer, van driver, trip leader, or boat driver could neglect duties or experience slowed reaction time.
The belayer is the person on the ground who secures the climber, keeping a close eye on the climber's progress and letting out slack to the line by releasing the belay, a special device that locks the rope a little at a time as the climber slowly ascends.
even before looking 40 feet down to where my belayer (an experienced guide/climbing partner), Mike Demchack stood, securing my rope from below.
But she says, "You just need to trust your belayer.
Communication between the belayer and the climber is extremely important.
In doing this, the belayer is minimizing the distance the climber will fall should they lose their grip.
Huge racks are best left with the belayer, with the lead climber climbing with a pared down rack, getting extra gear as required via either a haul line or a zip line (a thin rope used to pull up gear or the actual haul line).