Definition of running belay in English:

running belay

Line breaks: run|ning belay

noun

Climbing
  • A device attached to a rock face through which a climbing rope runs freely, acting as a pulley if the climber falls.
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    • Set a running belay with a black diamond turbo ice screw, then clip in and proceed with confidence.
    • We put in a beautiful camp here in the basin and did a back carry this afternoon and went through some of our technical skills, fixed line skills and running belay skills, practice for the upper mountain.

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