Belay technique and soft falls

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16 December 2012

Quite often you hear about a small girl taking a very hard fall, injuring herself, due to her much heavier boyfriend or father have created a very hard fall. Here are some practical tips on how you can give soft falls also for the small climbers making them less afraid and possibly climb harder in the future. The picture tries to show that bending knees makes it impossible to sit down and helps the heavier belayer to jump upwards.

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