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English to Russian translations [PRO] Sports / Fitness / Recreation / альпинизм
English term or phrase:taking up the slack
One person, known as the belayer, first finds an anchor point and ties the rope securely to it using a figure eight knot. He or she then passes the climbing rope over his or her head and down to just above the hips (but not the waist), making a twist around the arm closest to the anchor (known as
the dead arm) and taking up the slack. The climber then attaches the rope around the waist with a bowline and climbs, while the belayer secures their ascent and pays out or pulls in rope...
Прошу помощи, так как ничего ни понимаю в альпинизме. Заранее спасибо.
Pavel Altukhov Local time: 09:19 Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in category: 4
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