Belay techniques


Various methods for safely fastening yourself during (rock) climbing activities using equipment such as carabiners, quickdraws, and harnesses.

Alternative labels

belay methods
belaying techniques
belaying technique
belay approaches
belay procedures
belay technique

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Belay techniques is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Belay techniques is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Outdoor activities instructor: Outdoor activities instructors organise and lead recreational outdoor trips through which the participants learn skills such as hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, rafting, rope course climbing etc. They also provide team-building exercises and activity workshops for disadvantaged participants. They ensure the safety of the participants and the equipment and explain safety measures for the participants to understand themselves as well. Outdoor activities instructors should be prepared to deal with the consequences of bad weather conditions, accidents and should responsibly manage possible anxiety from participants concerning certain activities.
Sporting and outdoor accessories shop manager: Sporting accessories shop managers assume responsibility for the activities and staff in specialised shops. They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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