Cory Richards gives a brief, and hilarious, warm-up tutorial on how to belay.

Before Richards became one of the most recognizable names in the world of outdoor photography, and one of National Geographic’s leading field photographers, he chased pro climbers around the world offering belays and taking photos.

Watch a recent film about Richards here.

In the video below, not only does Sonnie Trotter send a 5.13a sport route on trad gear, but Richards explains why he needs to warm up before belaying hard routes.

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