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Fireman Belay

Description

A fireman belay is a simple and effective way to increase the safety of a rappeller. The belayer stands at the bottom of the rappel with the rope loosely in his hands. If the rappeller loses control and starts to fall, the belayer pulls down on the rope and halts the rappeller's fall.

No special gear is needed, but the belayer does need to pay sharp attention to the rappeller.

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