taking up the slack

Russian translation: выбирая слабину

17:46 Feb 4, 2020
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.
nino beltadze
Local time: 10:19
Russian translation:выбирая слабину
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Pavel Altukhov
Local time: 09:19
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4 +2выбирая слабину
Pavel Altukhov



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выбирая слабину


Pavel Altukhov
Local time: 09:19
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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agree  Anna Serebryakova
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agree  Michael Korovkin: моряки не терпят провисания :))))
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