This is a slightly different type of practice; it involves rappelling a 100 foot dam straight down. This type of practice can be very dangerous and very fun. I have done this several times solo and with other members of the group. In addition to rather high rappel you will also HAVE to make a 20 foot jump into water and then swim 150 feet to get to the trail that takes you back up, IT IS THE ONLY WAY BACK UP. For those of you who would like to work on your high jumps into water this is the place, as you may need to in the future if your going to peruse canyoneering, the water in the bottom of the dam is 60 feet deep. Pictures can be seen in my album on meetup pic's 196-199.
This 'practice' does not include ANY instruction. I am NOT a professional rappeller, guide or instructor. This 'practice' is only for people who have graduated from a 3-day Technical Canyoneering course or who have descended at least 10 real canyons ... no exceptions! (I'm sorry to exclude, however, people who have taken the 'Learn to Rappel' workshop have not received enough training in rappelling to attend this practice. That is a BASIC rappelling workshop and these rappels will vary to intermediate difficulty.)
I have graduated from Klaus' 3-day Technical Canyoneering course and am looking for others who want to practice the rappelling, anchor and rigging techniques taught in that course. Practice will build confidence and give us a great workout!
If you want to learn Canyoneering, Uber Adventures is the premier Canyoneering School in the Southwest!! Sign-up for one of the courses through this meetup group ... check the calendar for a course that will fit with your schedule!
I have a 200' rope and some webbing, but it would be nice if you also brought a rope and some anchor-building materials. In addition, you must bring your own personal gear including a harness, HELMET (no exceptions), carabiners and rappelling device.
DISCLAIMER: These activities are DANGEROUS! You are responsible for your own safety!