Safe climbing – insurance

Belaying involves insuring your partner with a rope. In the event of falling from the rock, the belayer blocks the rope, on which the climber hangs.
Insurance, also known as a belayer, must set up a safety position, that is, attach yourself to the wall yes, so as not to fall off when braking the partner's flight.
Belaying can be top – then the rope is passed to the partner going up, or lower – the rope is selected in time, when our partner approaches us.


Download, otherwise you have to choose the play, when the belayed comes up to us. When belaying through the body, you should put a rope around your armpits. Pass the end of the rope running towards your partner with one hand (in this case, the right one), and wrap the loose end of the rope around the other's wrist (left). The left hand is the blocking hand (B), under no circumstances should you let go of the rope.
Pull the slack on the rope when your partner approaches us with your right hand, leading (P), and then select by moving the left one.


When giving the rope to your ascending partner, do the opposite, with the same rope strapping method. The loose end of the rope must be looped around the locking hand (left), and give the other hand with the other hand (rights) going partner. Need caution, so that the rope does not wrap around the right hand as well, because when the belayer falls off, he will definitely break. The rope must not be released from the hands even for a moment.


You must always be ready to block the rope the moment your partner falls off. To block it, bring the locking hand close to the chest. When braking your partner's flight, you should firmly lean on the belaying stand and slightly lean back.

In the position

So that when your partner falls off, you don't lose your balance and don't let go of the rope from your hands, you should position yourself well.