Category: Rappelling

Rappelling is a technique used in climbing and mountaineering where a person descends a vertical surface, such as a cliff or rock face, using a rope. The individual typically wears a harness and uses specialized rappelling equipment, including carabiners and descenders, to control the descent safely. Rappelling is commonly employed in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, canyoneering, belaying, and military operations.

  • Do You Need to Take Rappelling Courses?

    Do You Need to Take Rappelling Courses?

    In the world of climbing, you may have had thoughts of engaging in rappelling. It’s not a sport by itself, but it’s a fun and handy technique for going down a climb when you find yourself on a cliff that can only be descended by sliding down on a rope. As simple as rappelling looks,…

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  • How to Rappel with a Carabiner? A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Rappel with a Carabiner? A Step-by-Step Guide

    If you lose your rappelling device or don’t feel like bringing one because you’re on a lengthy alpine climb with only a small rappel, the relatively old-school approach of a carabiner brake can provide a smooth descent using gear that you already have. Before you dismiss the rappel with a carabiner as a throwback technique…

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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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  • 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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  • The Complete Guide to Cliff Rappelling and How It Works

    The Complete Guide to Cliff Rappelling and How It Works

    Cliff rappelling is a special type of descent technique used on cliffs. It’s achieved by sliding down on a fixed climbing rope. Normally, the rope is attached to the cliff by cams and bolts that act as anchors, and sometimes natural anchors are applicable. Furthermore, the rope is doubled at the middle or attached to…

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  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling Hocking Hills Guide

    Rock Climbing and Rappelling Hocking Hills Guide

    High-adrenaline adventures are an all-time dream for almost every individual, particularly among exploration enthusiasts. When talking about adventure destinations, hiking, rock climbing, and cliff rappelling are some of the activities that run through the minds of adventurers. These events are a lifetime experience that no one should miss, with cliff rappelling involving sliding down a…

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  • Zion National Park Rappelling and Canyoneering Places

    Zion National Park Rappelling and Canyoneering Places

    Have you ever visited a place so wonderful that you never felt like living? If not, you should visit Zion National Park. Zion translates to “Heavenly City,” and this place lives up to its name. A trip through Zion National Park is an excellent way to try out your Zion National Park rappelling and canyoneering…

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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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  • 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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  • What are Canyon Rappelling, Canyoneering, and Canyoning?

    What are Canyon Rappelling, Canyoneering, and Canyoning?

    What is Canyon Rappelling? Canyon rappelling, which is distinctive activity in the canyon-rich regions, is an exploration and adventure sport where people of all levels of experience rappel down a canyon to reach the bottom of the ground, river, or in some cases, waterfalls. What is Canyoning Rappelling? Canyoning rappelling is the same as canyon…

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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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  • 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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  • Waterfall Rappelling in Kauai: Adventure in Hawaii

    Waterfall Rappelling in Kauai: Adventure in Hawaii

    Waterfall rappelling in Kauai is done on private land overlooking the Haupu ranges and Huleia watershed. Waterfall rappelling in Kauai is mainly done on only two waterfalls. First, you need to go through a compendious rappelling safety class. You can do the rappel on drywall before heading to the waterfall courses. You have to start…

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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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  • 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 Belay: Basic and Advanced Tips

    How to Belay: Basic and Advanced Tips

    Belaying in rock climbing is whereby the climber generates friction on the rope to keep him from falling. While rock climbers push themselves upwards with their legs and arms, an inadequate hand-grip or uneven overhang could result in the climber slipping, after which the rope holds them and prevents them from getting injured.  Here, the…

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  • How to Simul-Climb: What Is Simul-Climbing and Should You Attempt It?

    How to Simul-Climb: What Is Simul-Climbing and Should You Attempt It?

    You can prepare yourself for climbing by backpacking, which is a precursor to climbing mountains. Backpacking, hiking, and camping are suitable activities to begin with when you are planning to try mountain climbing.  Camping in the winter is the next thing to try since not all climbs would be sunny and hot. However, some climbs…

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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 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 Rappel with a Grigri: a Guide for Beginners

    How to Rappel with a Grigri: a Guide for Beginners

    In the rappelling world, people try to minimize the gear they carry for their adventures. One device that will help you stay safe and comfortable is a grigri. It works like an assisted brake device that pinches the rope when moving quickly.  And it can hold a climber when mapping out a route. How to…

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