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Rindge Dam (High rappel and high jump)

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!

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  • Aaron

    Freddy, John, Peter, it was very nice to meet you.
    Great practice. Will be posting pictures today.

    October 1, 2013

  • Freddy

    Great group today. Good to John and Pete, nice meeting you Aaron. I took some awesome pic's but my camera is busted..so bummed.

    September 29, 2013

  • Peter J.

    Good practice, broke in my rope, and fun jumps to gain confidence that Freddy ain't trying to kill me... ;-)

    September 29, 2013

  • John G.

    Freddie is an awesome organizer. Great place to rappel jump and swim. Great seeing you all.

    September 29, 2013

  • Freddy

    We are here parked about 50 feet from the light

    September 29, 2013

  • Freddy

    Let's all plan on meeting at the location and we'll hop in my truck and drive to the trailhead, parking there is limited. Make sure you bring water-It's gonna be a lot of fun, can't wait.

    September 29, 2013

  • Peter J.

    Plans changed, able to make it. Can bring rope and pull cord.

    September 28, 2013

    • Freddy

      Awesome! No need for pull rope, but bring your rope.

      September 28, 2013

  • Gokul R.

    Please go and enjoy as much as we can before the state removes the dam.

    State Parks to pitch controversial Rindge Dam removal

    http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_2e2a79b4-e398-11e2-a207-0019bb2963f4.html

    September 27, 2013

    • Freddy

      That's been going on for years.

      September 27, 2013

  • Freddy

    If anyone has a waterproof camera bring it

    September 27, 2013

    • John G.

      Bringing my camera. Should I bring my rope?

      September 27, 2013

    • Freddy

      Bring it

      September 27, 2013

  • Freddy

    I quick reminder; bring a change of clothes, dry socks,t-shirt and tennis shoes if you can fit'em in your pack. From the trailhead to the dam is a 1 mile walk down a paved road (Malibu Canyon) to the trail that descends to the dam-it's a really beautiful walk down and bring water. Besides the rappelling there is about 6 cliff jumps ranging in size from 20 feet to 70 feet.

    September 25, 2013

  • Aaron

    Freddy, can I join?
    I have 125' and 75' ropes, 200' pulling cord. Also some webbing + quick links. Where exactly do we meet?

    September 25, 2013

    • Freddy

      Sure. I have 200" of rope bring your 125" as far as webbing goes we're covered but if you want to bring your own that's fine-you'll only need a 15" section. We can do three raps off this dam if we all bring rope. We are meeting at the back entrance of Malibu Creek State Park I will send you my cell number so reply with yours. Malibu CSP is on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon and Mulholland Hyw. If your driving from Palo Alto take the 101 and exit Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon and head right towards the beach drive about two miles to Mulholland Hwy and go right head up about 150 yards I'll be in a black Ford Explorer or just call me.

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Freddy

    John. if your riding down meet me at the location and you can park and we'll take my truck to the trailhead-I'll check with my friends to see if they're slack lining

    September 24, 2013

    • John G.

      Sounds like a plan. Thanks

      September 24, 2013

  • Ryan

    Sounds fun but cant make it, hope you do it again in the near future.

    September 23, 2013

    • Freddy

      Not till summer

      September 23, 2013

  • Janeen

    So close for me but can't make it!

    September 23, 2013

  • Rodney E.

    You go Freddy!!!!!

    September 23, 2013

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