The importance of using a belay depends on how you hold your partner’s hands. There are some important techniques you can try for a better understanding. Belaying means holding the rope of your partner and now you two become the lifelines of each other. If you screw up, you both are in trouble.
You can find so many belaying devices in the market, and there are two popular categories: assisted-braking devices and non- assisted braking devices. The non-assisted appliances crimp on its rope when the climber takes it. Sufficient friction helps you catch or hold the climber effectively. On the other hand, the assisted-braking machine wants you to use your minimal hand strength. And you require your both hands to handle the device. For easy and effective use, refer to the instructions come with your device’s package.