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Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

If you plan on multi-pitching this summer, it’s important to know who to bail, retreat and rescue your partner if need be. In this short video, you can learn the basics for one of the more important skills while belaying a second climber up off the anchor with a passive auto-block belay device.

In this video, American Mountain Guide Association member Jeff Ward demonstrates two techniques to lower a climber from a loaded auto-blocking device.