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==Second==
 
==Second==
 
The people who follow a [[leader]] up a climb
 
The people who follow a [[leader]] up a climb
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==Top Rope==
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A rope that is fixed at the top of the wall and does not need a leader to ascend it in order to be climbed safely.
 
==Top Roping==
 
==Top Roping==
 
This happens on [[trad]] climbing, the [[leader]] sits at the top of the climb and then [[beelays]] their [[second|second(s)]] up a climb, from the top.  What happens in a climbing wall is often referred to as top roping as well (even though it is technically [[bottom roping]]), where you've basically got a rope at a fixed point at the top, it is a generic term for climbing with a rope but when not leading.
 
This happens on [[trad]] climbing, the [[leader]] sits at the top of the climb and then [[beelays]] their [[second|second(s)]] up a climb, from the top.  What happens in a climbing wall is often referred to as top roping as well (even though it is technically [[bottom roping]]), where you've basically got a rope at a fixed point at the top, it is a generic term for climbing with a rope but when not leading.

Revision as of 14:39, 5 September 2011

Bottom Roping

Rarely used, but is referred to when you belay someone up a route whilst stood on the ground, normally referred to as top roping

Leader

The leader is the person who climbs the climb first, taking a rope with them and placing gear as they go. In trad the person or persons who follow are seconds as hey have to remove the gear as they ascend; on single pitch sport the route is cleaned by the leader on their decent so the second person to climb is effectively just top roping (or technically speaking bottom roping).

Leading

What someone does when there is no top rope -they have to take the rope up with them and attach it to gear, either as a trad or sport lead

Second

The people who follow a leader up a climb

Top Rope

A rope that is fixed at the top of the wall and does not need a leader to ascend it in order to be climbed safely.

Top Roping

This happens on trad climbing, the leader sits at the top of the climb and then beelays their second(s) up a climb, from the top. What happens in a climbing wall is often referred to as top roping as well (even though it is technically bottom roping), where you've basically got a rope at a fixed point at the top, it is a generic term for climbing with a rope but when not leading.