Rappelling Basics

  • March 23, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Wether this is your first rappel or you're looking to brush up on the basics, this is the event for you.

We will cover:

  • Gear - Rappel devices, harness, helmets
  • Safety - Buddy checks, communication, hazards
  • Friction - Proper friction, adding friction on rappel, single and double strand rappels, considering diameter and length of rope
  • Backups - Autoblocks, belays
  • Rappelling - Proper form

Please come prepared with:

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Locking Carabiner
  • Rappel Device

I'll rig a couple stations for practice and demonstration and when you're ready there will be a chance for everyone to complete a rappel. Expect to hang out for 4-5 hours. Bring something to drink and snacks.

We will be outdoors! Make sure to check the weather. Be prepared!

CONTACT: Email me through the site, or comment here with any questions. The day of the hike I can be reached on my cell[masked]-0898.

Acknowledgement of Risk
Canyoneering and other adventure sports are fun, but are not without risk. You are responsible for your own safety and staying within your own comfort limits. All practice and canyon events are unguided events. By participating in a Canyoneering event, you acknowledge that you have a personal duty and responsibility for your own safety.

Canyoneering Meetups are organized to provide a venue for canyoneers to meet, have fun and practice existing skills. The Las Vegas Canyoneering Meeup Group does not assess the technical and/or safety skills of participants, nor does it assess any canyon to determine current conditions. You acknowledge that you have a personal duty and responsibility to (a) assess your own skills, honestly and accurately, to determine your suitability as a participant for each canyon, (b) seek adequate information to assess the difficulty of each canyon and to determine if it is within your skill level, (c) seek adequate information about the current conditions in each canyon and the weather to assess potential risks prior to entering the canyon, and (d) evaluate your prospective partners and to use your own judgment to determine their suitability as partners.

All participants are encouraged to:
(1) honestly assess their skills to ensure each canyon is within your ability, (2) assess your prospective canyon partners, (3) accept responsibility for your own safety and comfort, (4) do your share of the work, carry your share of group gear, (5) share your ideas for problem solving and rope work, (6) speak up if you're having a problem, (7) speak up if you question what's going on or something that is being done, no matter who's doing it, (8) bring, or make arrangements for all of the gear on the gear list, (9) wear a helmet and (10) have fun.

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  • DaveF

    Fantastic training and had a great time. Thanks Brandon and Adrienne. Good to meet everyone

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Brandon and Adrienne,
    I learned and experenced a "great Deal. Your class was A+.
    Jim D.

    March 24, 2013

  • Brandon

    Glad everyone had a good time. Thanks for showing up ready to learn. It was a lot of fun hanging out with everyone today!

    March 23, 2013

  • Adrienne A.

    Had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone.

    March 23, 2013

  • Tracie G.

    Thank you Brandon and Adrienne I learned a lot in a short period of time! This really helped to boost my confidence. Great people, great weather and fantastic day! Let's go do a canyon!

    March 23, 2013

  • Having Fun L.

    I'll let someone else take my spot I can go any time

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Life is sweet"

    March 15, 2013

  • Rico T.

    would love to be there to just help belaying and stuff but only got Mondays off for now.

    March 14, 2013

  • Dinorah (LaExploradora) A.

    I can't do saturdays...:/

    March 14, 2013

  • Having Fun L.

    Ill know my schedule this Sunday. Update then

    March 14, 2013

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