This is a practice session among friends for people already familiar with the skills. No one is a professional instructor. Beginner instruction won't be provided.
(However, if you really want to learn and are willing to "pay it forward" by hosting some other skill building events - even a beginner hike with some map reading -email Andre we'll discuss it.)
Contact Andre with any questions.
Attendance is strongly suggested if you'd like to attend the up-coming Catskill waterfall rappelling trips:
Catskills Waterfall Rappelling - Platterkill Creek
Catskills Waterfall Rappelling - Day 2
Location: Harriman, details TBA
- Hand and Whistle Signals
- Basic knots
- Personal and group gear
- Swimming disconnects
- Rope management around water
- Rock abrasion (rope pads, protectors, etc)
Anyone must have a helmet, harness, and descender. Leather gloves and safety tether (cowtail or similar), whistle are all good to have too.
Bring your standard day hiking gear as well.