Friday, April 1, 2016

Belaying a Leader

In cooperation with Outdoor Research, the American Mountain Guides Association has made several videos for beginning level climbers.

In this video, AMGA Instructor Team Member Jeff Ward demonstrates the key steps involved with effectively belaying a leader.

Here are some of the main notes from Jeff's lesson.

Belaying a Leader
--Athletic stance
--Stand close to the wall
--Pay close attention to your leader
--Light jumps allow for a "soft catch"
--Gloves can be helpful

--Jason D. Martin

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