Watch this video and more on Climbing Tech Tips

Watch this video and more on Climbing Tech Tips

Gym Top Rope Climbing: 4. Belay Device Fundamentals

Gym Top Rope Climbing – 2m 18s

Up Next in Gym Top Rope Climbing

  • Gym Top Rope Climbing: 5. How to Top ...

    In this video we review how to top rope belay. To begin, position your hands by grabbing onto the rope with your non-dominant hand (feeler hand) about chin level, and your dominant hand (brake hand) three fingers below the belay device.

    Step 1: The feeler hand and the brake hand move past each...

  • Gym Top Rope Climbing: 6. Partner Ins...

    In this video we review partner inspections, which occurs after the climber has tied into the rope and the belayer has clipped the rope into the belay device.

    The belayer will check the climber to make sure that:

    1. Harness is properly above the waist

    2. Harness is two fingers tight

    3...

  • Gym Top Rope Climbing: 7. Verbal Comm...

    In this video we review the verbal commands between the climber and the belayer. This occurs before and during every climb. Communication is critical to ensure climber safety!

    Before climbing:

    Climber: asks the belayer if they are, “On Belay?”

    Belayer: (if ready) responds with, “Belay On...