Belaying a Lead Climber

By American Mountain Guides Association | August 12th, 2016

As part of its mission to teach the correct fundamentals of climbing, the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) has produced this series of instructional videos. The videos cover a range of necessary climbing techniques from belaying, to rappelling and anchoring.

Here, IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide and instructor Jeff Ward explains the proper skills of belaying a lead climber.

Videos by Mark Smiley (AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide)


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