How to Lower a Climber From Above Using an Assisted Braking Device

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Apex guide David is back with another How-to Tech Tip! In the last video, we learned how to belay a climber from the top of a climb, now let’s learn how to lower them back down.  This video demonstrates two methods for lowering a climber using an assisted braking device in what is commonly known as ‘guide mode’.

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As always, the material provided is not meant as a formal means of education; do your own research to verify accuracy and proper interpretation prior to real life implementation.