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Top Rope Belay


There are several ways to rig a top rope belay. Following are the common elements for all top rope belays:

Once Rope #2 gets to the top anchor, there are a few options:

Caution: You may be tempted to run Rope #2 from the rappeller directly up to the belayer at the top of the cliff. However, if the rappeller loses control, he would likely pull the belayer off the top of the cliff.