Author: Bernice

  • GriGri vs. ATC: Which Device to Use and When?

    GriGri vs. ATC: Which Device to Use and When?

    Having a great belay device is an essential aspect when climbing. A good belay (rappel) device is like having a good car. Both, GriGri and ATC belay devices are designed to allow a person to climb a rope from one spot to another, and they are also designed to allow the person to rappel down…

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  • We are Explaining All Different Types of Rappelling

    We are Explaining All Different Types of Rappelling

    Rappelling has come a long way from just a technique of descending a mountain or a cliff to becoming an adventure sport on its own. It is also used for spelunking and gaining access into a canyon. It has added a lot of fun to the sport of climbing while also making it safer since…

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  • 6 Places to Go Rappelling in San Diego

    6 Places to Go Rappelling in San Diego

    Rappelling in San Diego is quite interesting. Typically, the activity is one of the unique adventures invented by man. It is an activity that is almost an ultimate complement to rock climbing. Many rock climbers will go rock climbing for fun when rappelling. Rappelling is also called abseiling in some countries. Rappeling involves descending a…

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  • The Complete Guide to Waterfall Rappelling

    The Complete Guide to Waterfall Rappelling

    When you rappel, you don’t just get down from a climb. This unique activity can also take you to exciting places globally and sometimes where no one has ever gone. What is waterfall rappelling? Waterfall rappelling is the process of lowering yourself through a waterfall while rappelling. Rappelling down waterfalls also provides an adrenaline rush…

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  • Introduction to the Biner Block Rappel Technique

    Introduction to the Biner Block Rappel Technique

    The biner block rappel technique is used primarily by climbers who make lengthier rappels. The technique allows them to use a climbing rope on descents then retrieve it by pulling on a much lighter rope. The biner block is made by attaching a clove hitch to the carabiner’s spine. Assuming the spine of the biner…

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  • A Basic Guide to Rappelling Rigging (Pre-Rigged Rappel)

    A Basic Guide to Rappelling Rigging (Pre-Rigged Rappel)

    Rappelling rigging (rigging to rappel, pre-rigged rappel) is a skill that’s often greatly undervalued. However, it’s a necessary part of rappelling and should be finessed, allowing climbers to rig quickly and effortlessly to move on to more fun stuff. Doing this helps prevent any accidents when your system isn’t rigged correctly. The chances are that…

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  • Top Places for Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling in Costa Rica

    Top Places for Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling in Costa Rica

    Widely known as an outstanding canyoning destination, Costa Rica exposes visitors to beautiful waterfalls and gorges. There is a thick line between living in the rainforest and enjoying its adrenaline-triggering adventures. It’s a recreation through a jungle and a breathtaking plunge over the sparkling water, an experience that will pump up your adrenaline and make…

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  • Ziplining and Waterfall Rappelling in Puerto Rico

    Ziplining and Waterfall Rappelling in Puerto Rico

    People all over the globe yearn for a moment to engage in ziplining and rappelling, among other adventures. When a moment, such as a vacation, presents masses all over North America, utilize the opportunity optimally by visiting Puerto Rico where they have a chance of exploring the captivating adventures. For beginners, waterfall rappelling is an…

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  • How to Choose Passive Climbing Protection Devices: Nuts, Hexes, Tri-Cams

    How to Choose Passive Climbing Protection Devices: Nuts, Hexes, Tri-Cams

    In the climbing world, your choice of climbing protection devices matters a lot. Protection devices refer to nuts, cams, hexes, stoppers, and so on. It’s a world that has two categories: active and passive climbing protection devices. In rock climbing, you should learn how to choose a climbing nut for protection. A nut is also…

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  • How to Use Rappel Racks: a Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Use Rappel Racks: a Step-by-Step Guide

    Climbing rocks, hills, or mountains is a certain level of fitness and determination. The one thing that keeps the climbers going is the aspiration to reach the top pitch. But getting back down is every bit as important as reaching the top. For you to be a well-rounded climber, you need to have great rappelling…

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  • How to Get Rope Back after Rappelling

    How to Get Rope Back after Rappelling

    If you have ever been rock climbing, then you know the thrill of reaching the top in the exhilaration of rappelling down the side. But what do you do when you realize that you are at the bottom of the rock and your rope is stuck at the top? A really good rappeling rope is…

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  • How Many Carabiners Do I Need for Rappelling?

    How Many Carabiners Do I Need for Rappelling?

    If it’s possible, you’ll most likely prefer to rappel using your tube-design belay device. However, sometimes this might not be possible. Maybe if you’re climbing while belaying using a Gri-Gri and do not have a belaying gadget, you can rappel down with two strands of rope.  Also, it could be that you lost your belay…

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  • What Are the Best Locking Carabiners This Year?

    What Are the Best Locking Carabiners This Year?

    Carabiners are one of the most crucial pieces of equipment used in a range of outdoor activities. From rock climbing and mountaineering to camping and backpacking, carabiners play a significant role in keeping us safe and secure. Among the various types of carabiners available, locking carabiners are the most popular ones, known for their enhanced…

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  • How Is Belay Device Made? We’re Explaining Belay Devices

    How Is Belay Device Made? We’re Explaining Belay Devices

    If you are merely researching rappelling to practice later, you still have to learn a lot. It is true even if you have started this adventurous journey recently. There is not too much equipment required for practicing rappelling. Still, every single gear is of crucial importance.  Safety-based devices like anchors and belay devices are specifically…

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  • What Are the Best Prusik Cords This Year?

    What Are the Best Prusik Cords This Year?

    The proper selection of equipment is crucial for mountaineering, rock climbing, and other vertical activities. Prusik cords are a crucial component in these activities as they serve as a backup safety device, providing an additional grip on the rope in case of a fall. However, with so many options in the market, choosing the best…

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  • How to Tie a Swiss Seat Harness? (10 Steps Instructions)

    How to Tie a Swiss Seat Harness? (10 Steps Instructions)

    Let us now discuss the most ancient emergency Swiss Seat harness for rappelling purposes. Irrespective of a rappeller’s skills, it is the most critical equipment for a climber’s safety. I am obsessed with protection and always want to talk about it. Today, I was exploring different ways to improve climbing safety. I wanted to talk…

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