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Accessbook Belaying

Access book Belaying by Petzl

Belaying n° 1 climbing gym

in a

© Petzl / Lafouche

Access the inaccessible. You have aspirations and our job is to help you realize them to the fullest extent
possible.
Petzl's ACCESS BOOK booklets are designed to go with you as you prepare for and achieve your goals
as a mountaineer, climber, skier… Each ACCESS BOOK covers one particular activity. It is a collection of
selected technical tips from Petzl.com
This first booklet is dedicated to indoor climbing, for learning and/or reviewing the basics of top-rope or
lead climbing.

Put on your shoes, and good climbing!

Warnings:
- These booklets present an excerpt from the body of techniques for the activity
- Get training and practice in the techniques of the activity
- Carefully read the Instructions for Use of the products associated with the proposed techniques
- The environment and the activity itself are inherently dangerous. You are responsible for your own
actions and decisions

Contents

PREPARATION 2
3
Tying in with a figure 8 knot 4
8
PREPARATION 12
14
Partner check 16

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on top rope

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on lead

BASICS OF BELAYING

Lowering

LEAD CLIMBING

Clipping

LEAD CLIMBING

Errors to avoid

BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM 1

PREPARATION

Tying in with a figure 8 knot

4 inch
MIN

2 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

PREPARATION

Partner check

- Harness waistbelt above the hips
- Harness adjusted to fit snugly

- Rope installed in the proper
direction (belay device function
check)
- Carabiner connected to the
correct place on the harness
- Carabiner is locked
- Tied-in to the correct place on
the harness
- The correct knot
- Knot finished and tightened

- Knot tied in the end of the rope

BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM 3

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on top rope

Top rope with rope in place Installing a top rope at the belay anchor

Overhangs: climb on the rope clipped to the quickdraws

4 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on top rope

Primary belaying position

Pay attention

Always hold the brake-side rope

BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM 5

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on top rope

Technique: taking up slack
Technique 1

Alternative technique available at Petzl.com.

6 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on top rope

Technique 2

BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM 7

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on lead

Spotting the climber at the start of the route

Spot until the first quickdraw is clipped Be alert and mobile for the first few clips

8 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on lead

Primary belaying position
Pay attention

Always hold the brake-side rope

or

BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM 9

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on lead

Technique: giving slack

Technique: taking up slack

10 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

BASICS OF BELAYING

Belaying a climber on lead

Technique: holding a fall

For a dynamic belay, do a small jump or take a step forward to reduce the impact force on the climber.

11BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM

BASICS OF BELAYING © Petzl / MDaviet

Lowering

Communication before lowering

12 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

BASICS OF BELAYING

Lowering

Technique: lowering With REVERSO / VERSO type
belay device
With GRIGRI type
belay device

Be alert when nearing the ground

13BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM

LEAD CLIMBING

Clipping

Clipping at waist level

14 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

LEAD CLIMBING

Clipping

The most common clipping techniques (other techniques exist)
or

Rope properly clipped to the quickdraw

15BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM

LEAD CLIMBING

Errors to avoid

Rope behind leg

16 ACCESSBOOK — n° 1

LEAD CLIMBING

Errors to avoid

Do not grab a quickdraw
when falling

Do not skip a quickdraw Do not Z-clip: take the rope
on the correct side of the
quickdraw

17BELAYING IN A CLIMBING GYM

To learn more... © Petzl / Lafouche - Cover: © Petzl / MDaviet

Find more technical advice and videos
on climbing at www.petzl.com

The information contained in this brochure is non-exhaustive.
See the Instructions for Use for the products, and related
technical advice Training is essential.
You are responsible for your own actions, decisions and safety.
Climb at your own risk.
© Petzl / 08/2018


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