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Post  Warloque on Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:09 pm

Belay Team - C.R.A.B.S

Command before climbing
Climber: Am i on belay?
Belayer: Belay on. Squeeze check!
Climber: Check. Climbing?
Belayer: Climb on

3-Steps Belay
Starting position: Right hand on the rope that lead to ropeman and Left hand on the rope that lead to climber.
Step 1: Left hand pull downward and Right hand pull outward and lock-down
Step 2: Left hand tranfer under to another side slightly near to the device and hold down
Step 3: Right hand quickly slide up
Back to Starting position
Repeat Step 1 ~ 3 until you cant take in anymore rope

Brakes: Locking-down.
Under: Left hand tranfer under the rope.
Slide: Right hand must not leave the rope.

When climber is ready to come down
Climber: Coming down
Belayer: Hands-off the wall (Lower down the climber slowly and carefully)

Common Terms
Falling: Use when the climber is not able to hang on any longer and going to slip off from the wall.
Coming down: Use when climber is ready to come down.
Watch me: Use when the climber is going to do a skip/jump on the wall (Stunts)
Take in: Use by climber when he/she feel that there is no tension on the rope.
Feed: Use when the climber want to have less tension on rope (Not too much)

- check and ensure the carabiner is loaded on the major axis and screw facing outward.
- lock-down at all time.
- have eyes on the climber at all time.
- ask climber not to hold on to the Knot/Carabiner/Rope.
- ensure there is no hard or sharp objects on you when wearing a harness or helmet (pockets emptied, no hair clips/pins).
- wear helmet at all time inside the zone
- ensure safety of climber and belay team at all time

Video on how to belay (The belay device used in the video is another type of ATC)

What you will be doing during climbing session (Please follow the command above instead of what stated in the video)

By Tasmanian Devil
Special thanks to Phoenix for helping with the Notes

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