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American Alpine Club Universal Belay Standard: Lead Belaying

Author(s): American Alpine Club
Video Release Date: September 11, 2016
Video Source: YouTube

Lead belaying is more complicated that just delivering slack. In this video, the AAC applies the fundamental principles of belay to lead belaying, and divides lead belaying into 5 skill blocks: 

1. Set-up
2. Managing slack
3. Compensating
4. Catching falls
5. Supporting the leader

Want more info? https://americanalpineclub.org/education/

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