Belaying with the REVERSO
- Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
- It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
- Mastering these techniques requires training.
- Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.
In climbing and mountaineering, proper use of belay devices is the cornerstone of the belay chain. The belayer holds the life of his partner in his hands. This task requires as much attention as it dœs training. The climber's confidence in his belayer has a major effect on his 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).
- Good practices for belaying a lead climber
- Universal technique for correct use of a belay device.
- Spotting and belaying at the start of the route
- Belaying a leader climber: vigilance, anticipation and mobility
- Stopping a climbing fall
- Communication when climbing
- Top-rope belaying with the GRIGRI anchored to the ground.
- Belaying with the GRIGRI
- Video: Belaying with a GRIGRI
- VIDEO - Specific left-handed technique
- Belaying with the REVERSO
- Video - The Worst Belayer in the World
- Carabiner basics
- Choice of carabiner for attaching a GRIGRI to the harness
- Choice of carabiners for attaching a VERSO or REVERSO to the harness
- Choice of lanyard end carabiner for a rock climbing or via ferrata lanyard
- Choice of carabiners for attaching the rope to the anchor
- Examples of dangerous carabiner loading.
- Attaching a rope to the harness
- To read for self-belaying
- General principles for solo climbing with a fixed belay rope
- Setting up a self-belay system on two ropes with two ascenders
- Installation on one single rope with two ascenders
- Appendix 1: Petzl dœs not recommend using only one ascender for self-belaying.
- Appendix 2: Detail of installation on two ropes with two ascenders
- Appendix 3: Detail of installation on one rope with two ascenders
- Appendix 4: Precautions and introduction to risk analysis
- Appendix 5: Analysis of solutions observed in the field - Use of a single ascender with knots in the rope.
- Appendix 6: Analysis of solutions observed in the field. Use of one ascender and clipping into knots on a second rope