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When you are rock climbing you use various pieces of equipment (known as "protection") to attach the rope to as you climb up and stop you hitting the ground if you fall. A "Friend" is one type of protection. It is a camming device, which you can put in cracks in the rock and if you put a force on it then it jams harder into the rock. "Friends" were the first of this type and are made by Wild Country, although plenty of other mannufacturers make similar items.

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