Uneven stances, hanging belays, anchors, roots and rocks your rope can snag on...belaying outside is full of hazards that aren't replicated in the gym. Here are some strategies to keep both the climber and belayer safe and secure.
This versatile hitch has a myriad uses. Here's yet another one.
Internationally certified mountain guide Marc Chauvin gives a simple solution for addressing tangles and chaos during leader switches on multi-pitch climbs.
Use a long cordelette or sling to create a fast, safe, and easy self-equalizing quad anchor