Belaying: Assist from Above

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 Margaret Wheeler demonstrates a few different methods on how to assist the second while belaying from above.

Videos by Mark Smiley (AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide)


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