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After-work Rappel Practice

  • Aug 28, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Come out after work to learn how to rappel or to improve your current skills. We will have ropes set up from 5ft to 80ft and we'll use them to discuss safety and practice basic techniques used for canyoneering and caving.

People with no prior rappelling experience should join us at 6pm. From 7pm forward we'll practice more advanced skills.

If you have any technical equipment (helmet, gloves, harness, descenders, ascenders, ropes) bring it. If you don't have any that's ok, I'll have several different type of gear you can borrow and practice with to see how you like best: climbing harnesses, canyon harnesses, caving harnesses, all sort of descenders and prussiks.


6pm: Basic canyoneering techniques for swift water

7pm: Intermediate canyoneering techniques (anchors, rope management, contingency)

Show up at the time you're most interested in, but allocate at least 1h to practice.

Bring a headlamp and a sweater in case you stay till after dark (simulated cave environment).

NOTE: This practice will be focused on swift water canyoneering for an upcoming trip to "7 Teacups" on Labor Day weekend. Limited space available, email me if interested. YOU NEED TO BE PROFICIENT RAPPELING AND SWIMMING IN ORDER TO JOIN. WATCH VIDEO!

All my activities are run as a group of friends that get together to have fun and learn from each other with no fees involved. My vertical practices may provide you the minimum skill required to tag along on beginner trips but are no substitute for professional training. I have 10 years of caving and canyoneering experience and I've descended hundreds of fantastic caves and canyons in California, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Nepal, Australia, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France and other countries. I am also a Search & Rescue volunteer for the San Bernardino Sheriff, trained in High Angle, Mountain and Desert rescue, Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified. I will love to share with you all that I know, but keep in mind YOUR SAFETY IS ALWAYS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY!


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  • Jerry P.

    it wa.s fun. Thanks Luca

    August 31, 2013

  • Craig J.

    Thanks Luca for all your time and efforts. I always enjoy practicing, learning, and the great comradery.

    August 30, 2013

  • Chris S.

    I had an awesome time! I look forward to doing this with you guys again.

    August 29, 2013

  • Luca

    Directions to the practice: Take Scripps Poway Parkway exit from I15 and head east, make a U-turn at first light and immediately after passing Chili's enter Cara Way. Park where road widens and splits into two drives and walk to bridge

    August 27, 2013

  • Ryan

    Im going to try my best to make it out with my girlfriend. I want to get her into canyoneering so this is a good start.

    August 23, 2013

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