by graham » Sat May 16, 2009 4:48 pm
graham wrote:Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills 7th ed page 160-161 shows a “palms-up” belay hand position similar to this diagram. I suspect a lot of folks have been trained to belay like this.
by kiwiw » Sat May 16, 2009 7:38 pm
by brenta » Sat May 16, 2009 8:16 pm
kiwiw wrote:having to switch hand positions to take in and give out slack seems way more dangerous
by ShortTimer » Sat May 16, 2009 10:39 pm
by T Sharp » Sat May 16, 2009 10:43 pm
hellroaring wrote: I like so many others now-a-days was pretty much gym trained, and reading this post makes me realize that all this time I thought I was being safe but perhaps not! I've always belayed with both hands above the device like I was first taught (ironically at an outdoor climbing class). So are you all saying that you should belay with your brake hand below the device and near your hip? Do you just quickly feed out slack then with your non-brake hand? I'm thinking that I need to retrain myself when climbing outside in non TR situations..
by ksolem » Sun May 17, 2009 1:11 am
To arrest the fall the belayer pulls firmly downward on the braking side of the rope
by hellroaring » Sun May 17, 2009 4:34 am
by Fred Spicker » Sun May 17, 2009 1:38 pm
by Dave Dinnell » Sun May 17, 2009 7:47 pm
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