Author: Brad

  • What to Wear While Rappelling? [For Beginners and Pros]

    What to Wear While Rappelling? [For Beginners and Pros]

    If you are a beginner in rappelling, you probably wonder what to wear while rappelling. There are many reasons why you’d want to wear some comfortable clothes during rappelling. One of them is the need to stay warm or cool while rappelling; however, this depends on the weather and the region’s climate. You should also…

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  • Top 7 Best Rope and Rappelling Descenders

    Top 7 Best Rope and Rappelling Descenders

    There are different types of rope and rappelling descenders in climbing. They range from figure-8s and bobbins to racks. Usability and choice of the descender work hand in hand. Thus, descenders may be designed for quick rappelling, lofty heights, firefighting, and law enforcement jobs. The post below is a guide aimed at helping you understand…

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  • How to Rappel? Essential Tips and Techniques Explained

    How to Rappel? Essential Tips and Techniques Explained

    Climbing involves a lot more than simply ascending. Once you’re at the cliff’s peak, you’ll need a way to return to the ground. Rappelling, otherwise called abseiling, is a handy technique used to descend to the ground using rope and other gear. Even though lowering off or walking down might sound like a good idea,…

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  • How to Perform Emergency Rappel in 6 Steps

    How to Perform Emergency Rappel in 6 Steps

    Emergency rappel is rappelling down from a cliff, waterfall, canyon, mountain, or a climb in emergency circumstances. Often, the emergency rappel is performed with improvised gear, such as creating a harness from a rope. In perfect circumstances, rappelling is a strategized, well-secured partaking done after climbing. However, you have to execute an emergency rappel in…

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  • How to Rappel from a Tree? How Tree Rappelling is Done!

    How to Rappel from a Tree? How Tree Rappelling is Done!

    Rappeling from a tree is a common adventure amongst adventurers and occurs both for exploration purposes and a way out while hiking some routes. Tree rappelling involves descending using a rope with the tree as the natural anchor. Tree rappelling involves several practices that ensure the safety of the climber when descending, including the fact…

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  • Top Places for Ziplining and Waterfall Rappelling in Maui

    Top Places for Ziplining and Waterfall Rappelling in Maui

    Nothing speaks of the holiday more than going for ziplining and waterfall rappelling in Maui, Hawaii. The breath-taking scenery of the cliffs, the canyons, and jungle canopies are a sight to behold. If you love the great scene and the clear waters, you will love Maui among the huge bucket list of activities. Ensure you…

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  • Is Rappelling Dangerous? Our Tips on How to Stay Safe

    Is Rappelling Dangerous? Our Tips on How to Stay Safe

    All safety measures put in place and the beautiful environments make rappelling seem like the safest activity you can do while out in the mountains. However, this isn’t usually the case, especially for climbers who don’t follow the instructions to the latter or those that use the substandard gear. Is Rappelling Dangerous? Rappelling is dangerous.…

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  • How to Choose Active Rock Climbing Protection Gear: Cams and Wedges

    How to Choose Active Rock Climbing Protection Gear: Cams and Wedges

    Like any other form of climbing, being a tad climber will force you to have different sets of protection gear. There are two categories: passive climbing protection devices, which comprise immovable gear parts, and active rock climbing protection gear, consisting of movable parts. Cams and wedges fall under active pro, which we will be looking…

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  • A Simple Guide on How to Use a Prusik in Rappelling

    A Simple Guide on How to Use a Prusik in Rappelling

    When tying knots for rappelling, you only get confident if the knot you have tied will offer a tight and powerful grip in case of a fall. Rappelling prusik seems to be the best solution. Most climbers cherish it because it’s multi-directional and easy to master. The guide below will take you through the Prusik…

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  • How to Anchor a Rope for Rappelling

    How to Anchor a Rope for Rappelling

    Rappelling, bouldering, indoor and other types of climbing attract different types of people for different reasons. These include the opportunity to lose weight and increase fitness levels, the chance to lower one’s risk of getting chronic diseases like atherosclerosis and diabetes, the opportunity to challenge oneself and overcome one’s fears, and many others. Due to…

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  • How Hard is Rappelling?

    How Hard is Rappelling?

    If you are looking to get better at sport climbing, rappelling is one skill you have to master. You must have heard that rappelling can be pretty hard to learn, and this is likely sending chills down your spine.  This information can be discouraging, especially if it comes from someone you look up to in…

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  • What Do I Need to Start Rappelling

    What Do I Need to Start Rappelling

    Are you thinking about rappelling, but you have no idea of what exactly you will need to start rappelling? This comprehensive rappelling guide answers the question “What do I need to start rappelling?” and assures your safety throughout the adventure. Before diving into the requirements to start rappelling, it’s essential to understand what rappelling is.…

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  • Is Rappelling a Sport or Just a Dangerous Activity?

    Is Rappelling a Sport or Just a Dangerous Activity?

    The initial question which generally comes to mind whenever it concerns rappelling is if rappelling is dangerous. And while I did find a and answer the question above in another article, I want to answer the second most questioned question on rappelling—is rappelling a sport? Officially, rappelling is not a sport. What I mean is…

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  • Should You Use Paracord for Rappelling and Climbing?

    I usually get questions if it is okay to use paracord for rappelling or climbing. A majority of people expect a clear response. However, it is not often so easy to give a straight affirmative or negative answer. It is so because paracord was not created for this purpose. Nevertheless, people comparatively succeeded in using…

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  • How to Rappel with ATC? 3-Stage Process Explained

    How to Rappel with ATC? 3-Stage Process Explained

    There are a large variety of belay devices on the market. It is mindboggling to compile a list of all rappel gears in one place. This article will look into how to rappel with ATC devices. We will also feature some of the best Air Traffic Controller (ATC) belay devices from Black Diamond. Black Diamonds…

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  • A Guide to Cave Rappelling for Beginners

    A Guide to Cave Rappelling for Beginners

    Cave rappelling is among the most inspiring activities. It can engage you forever but involves a fair degree of risk. I can recall my very first cave rappelling activity. I was relatively young at that time. We did not have any idea what to expect from such an adventurous activity. Luckily for my friends and…

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  • A Guide to How to Use a Figure 8 Rappel Device

    A Guide to How to Use a Figure 8 Rappel Device

    Figure 8 descenders usually won’t come with instructions. We will be discussing how to use a figure 8 rappel device in this article.

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