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learn to rappel

Perhaps climbing up the rocks isn't necessarily for you.....perhaps lowering yourself down a cliff on a rope is. During this course you will learn how to rappel safely. You will learn the basics of how rappel devices work. You will learn a few basic knots and how to back up your rappel with a "third hand". You will gain a thorough understanding of your harness and the use of ropes and backup systems. Once you feel confident with your new knowledge you will have the opportunity to rappel several times. You will have the opportunity to lower yourself down the cliff but you will also be on a backup system to ensure safety! You will be in control but will also be protected by a second rope.


If you have ever dreamed of rappelling over and through a waterfall then this course is a must have. Thrifty Adventures has several waterfall rappelling events a year and you must complete a rappel course first. Next you will need to pass a simple rappel test. Then you can join TA on waterfall trips.

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  • Christy T.

    Class was great, quick learners, lots of safety

    April 22, 2013

  • maria

    Hi, Can I go with 2 more people?

    April 15, 2013

  • Christy T.

    Hi everyone tomorrow will be an awesome day. We will meet at the picnic tables at 8am in the Linwood Parking area at Crowders Mtn. We will stay out on the mountain till at least lunch time but times vary depending on group. Please bring water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Wear flexible clothes and a good pair of tennis or hiking shoes. Please also bring a small bag to carry up your gear ect. Can's wait to meet everyone and get our rock on. If you have questions please call[masked] or email [masked] . If you have not paid pleas take the time to do so.

    April 20, 2013

  • Christy T.

    If you have not paid for this event please take a second and do so. We had to update the event after it was posted to say pay first as we are not allowed to accept payment in the Park

    April 19, 2013

  • Christy T. can most certainly sign up for 2 more. I will change that on the event listing so it will allow you to sign up others. For everyone brining a guest we just need to make sure they either pay when signing up on meetup or pay at the event. We prefer them to pay on meetup so we can track the number of participants. This allows us to make sure each client gets a little one in one time

    April 15, 2013

  • Wayne W.

    + 1 guest

    April 11, 2013

  • Christy T.

    Hi, we have set a date for a waterfall rappelling and camping weekend. Since you guys are taking this course you will be able to take part in this weekend. It is on the calendar for May[masked]

    February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What is estimated length time for this event?

      March 10, 2013

    • Christy T.

      The length of the course depends on group size. This course has filled up to the maximum number of participants so I think it will last 6-8 hours. If we only have a few people it lasts between 3-4hrs. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions you can email me at [masked]

      March 10, 2013

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