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How to belay with the Grigri

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The Grigri is an assisted braking belay device. How does it work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating the device? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides anwers.

How to belay with the Click Up

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The Click Up is an assisted braking belay device. How does it work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating the device? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides anwers.

How to belay with the ATC

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The ATC is a dynamic belay device. How does it work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating the device? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides anwers.

How to belay with the Ergo / ATC Pilot

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The Ergo and the ATC Pilot are assisted braking belay devices. How do they work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating these devices? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides anwers.

How to belay with the Fish

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The Fish is an assisted braking belay device. How does it work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating the device? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides anwers.

How to belay with the Jul²

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The Jul² is an assisted braking belay device. How does it work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating the device? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides anwers.

How to belay with the Smart

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The Smart (Mammut) is one of the belay devices that do offer blocking support. How does it work? How is the rope inserted? How do brake hand and guide hand work together for taking up or paying out rope? What failures should one be aware of when operating the Smart? The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides answers.

Slack rope

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Too much slack rope is a very commonly observed belaying error. In the case of a fall it will increase the distance fallen unnecessarily. This leads to a higher risk of grounding or colliding with the belayer. The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides information.

Partner Check

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Short moments of inattention can lead to life-threatening situations in climbing. A simple habit, the so-called Partner Check, can help to avoid this. It is a mutual routine checking between climber and belayer before starting a route. The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides information.

How to belay with weight difference

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Weight differences between climber and belayer can lead to dangerous situations in climbing. Countermeasures should be taken to avoid possible injuries if the weight difference is more than ten kilos. The Safety Research Group of the DAV provides information.

How to Handle Soft Belaying

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If the belayer doesn’t use a dynamic way of belaying, the falling climber will be stopped abruptly, hitting the wall hard. This can cause impact injuries, especiall when the climber weighs a lot less than the belayer. How does the belayer handle soft belaying? And what are the limits to soft belaying?

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