This clipped, the final section to the belay is relaxing by comparison. (source)
This is a sentence from Longman Dictionary. I am having a hard time parsing and making sense of it. There is no further context in the dictionary, and I can't find a source from which this sentence possibily comes. With "clip" being a verb with multiple meanings, I am not sure what it means here or if this sentence makes sense at all.
Since "belay" is a rope for climbing, is the sentence saying that "the final section to the rope is relaxing by comparison"? In the context, limited though as it is, what could "clip" possibily mean? "fasten", "hold", "cut", or "shorten"? Is this sentence grammatical, at all?