Do I need to wear a helmet when I'm belaying, or just when I'm climbing?

Do I need to wear a helmet when I'm belaying, or just when I'm climbing?

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By Camella Matheson | Aug 4th 2015 |
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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 28th 2015
Hi Camella, Often it is actually more important for a belayer to wear a helmet than the leader, as the leader can knock rocks down on top of the belayer. Climbing helmets are designed primarily to protect the wearer from rock fall. Hope that helps, Dave

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