Verbal Commands

Table 6-1, page 6-44, lists standard rope commands and their meanings in sequence as they would normally be used on a typical climb. (Note how the critical "BELAY" commands are reversed so they sound different and will not be confused.)

BELAYER

CLIMBER

MEANING/ACTION TAKEN

"BELAY ON"

The belay is on; you may climb when ready; the rope will be managed as needed.

"CLIMBING" (as a courtesy)

I am ready to climb.

"CLIMB" (as a courtesy)

Proceed, and again, the rope will be managed as necessary.

"ROCK"

"ROCK"

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