LEARN TO LOWER A CLIMBER WHILE US­ING A BE­LAY DE­VICE IN GUIDE MODE

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More than a decade ago, “guide mode” be­lay de­vices ap­peared on the mar­ket. Th­ese tools let you be­lay one or two fol­low­ers us­ing an as­sisted-brak­ing func­tion—the de­vice would ar­rest a fol­lower’s fall prac­ti­cally on its own, worked di­rectly off the an­chor, and re­quired less be­layer con­trol. How­ever, if the fol­lower needed to down­climb or lower to re­trieve stuck gear, work a crux, or take a photo, “re­leas­ing” the de­vice to lower be­came com­pli­cated. The load-strand di­rect (LSD) lower of­fers a sim­ple, smooth, easy-to-set-up lower.

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