Definitions for "BELAY DEVICE"
Keywords:  sticht, belayer, rappel, friction, gri
Usually a metal device which the belayer uses to control the rope. There are sever types of devices, all of which create friction against the rope; thereby allowing the belayer to catch a falling climber
a fail-safe device which lets the instructor keep your rope tight
An item of equipment used to control the rope and provide friction while belaying. Examples include the gri-gri and sticht plate