Articles - Beginner's Guide: Top-rope Belaying (Part 2)
Andy McCue - Posted on 22 Jan 2010
1. Technically this is known as 'bottom-roping' when the climber is belayed from the bottom of the route on a rope secured through an anchor at the top, but it is commonly also called top roping. The true definition of top roping is where the climber is belayed from above at the top of the route.
2. This video is only showing how to behave in a situation in which the rope is already through a double bolt belay, fixed appropriately and with a suitable lockable karabiner to lower through.
Video courtesty of Wild Country. More WC videos here and here