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Topic - Belaying from above

climbwhenready - on 03 Feb 2014
I've not climbed outside yet, and obviously I'm not going to go off and mindlessly use advice off the internet, but something got me thinking:

If you're belaying a second from above (off the harness, using an ATC-style device), what is the lock-off position for the brake rope? I would have thought that in a fall, the device would rotate and point down, so your lock-off position would be with the brake rope pointing *up* in anticipation of that. Is that right? If so, it sounds uncomfortable?
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