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jt512


Sep 29, 2011, 9:34 PM

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Re: [Deerty] Lead Belaying? Stand to the left, right, or directly under??
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Deerty wrote:
Well if you cant tell im faily new at climbing and I was taught that you should try and spot your climber until they get conected l to the second bolt . . .

That's wrong. You should spot them until they clip the first bolt. After they clip the first bolt you should belay them.

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 . . . because if they fall there is to much slack in the rope for you to be able to catch them with the rope if they fall.

Then don't keep too much slack in the rope, and be ready to shorten the fall by sitting, running back, diving to the ground, or instantly hauling in slack if they fall before the second bolt (and, often, before the third).

Unless you're spotting, you rarely want to stand directly below your partner: you don't want him to fall on you or pull rocks down on you. It's usually safer to stand just off to the side.

Jay


(This post was edited by jt512 on Sep 29, 2011, 9:37 PM)



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