Belaying with the REVERSO - Petzl Denmark

Belaying with the REVERSO


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  • Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
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In climbing and mountaineering, proper use of belay devices is the cornerstone of the belay chain. The belayer holds the life of their partner in their hands. This task requires as much attention as it does training. The climber's confidence in their belayer has a major effect on their performance. It is important to remember that a good climber should also be a good belayer.

Belaying with the REVERSO

The REVERSO is a belay/rappel device that uses a standardized series of movements associated with most tube-type belay devices. This video therefore shows a belay technique common to all Petzl devices of this kind (VERSO, REVERSO and UNIREVERSO).