Video - The Worst Belayer in the World - Petzl Netherlands

Video - The Worst Belayer in the World


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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. Their 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.

The Worst Belayer in the World

Any climber may encounter such behavior. Though it may not always be as exaggerated.

And even though we can laugh at them, we can also ask ourselves:

- Am I not maybe just as bad sometimes?

- If it were me at the other end of the rope, would I be laughing as loud?