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Fall Creek Falls Outdoor Climbing / Rappel Workshop

Nov 09

FCF Climbing Workshop
It happens the weekend of November 7th-9th

Fall Creek Falls State Park has two climbing workshops a year. One in the Spring and the other in the Fall. Ranger Ray Cutcher will instruct in safety, the use of climbing/rappel gear and give instruction on climbing techniques.

What to prepare for.
The fee for this event is $30.00 per person.
A waiver form must be filled out for each individual (anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign, all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
All participants will need to provide their own transportation for the weekend.

This is a weekend event.
The workshop starts on Friday evening of the designated weekend and ends on the following Sunday.

Friday - Participants will meet and greet in the Gilbert Gall Room, located in the Village Area of the park. Here is a Google map. The evening will consist of introductions, climbing video and hands on with the knots used in this sport as well as an overview of belay technique.

Saturday- Participants will meet with Ranger Ray at the Gilbert Gall Room in the Village Area to review the safety precautions for the program. The group will leave the Village Area and travel to the Copperhead Climbing area. Parking is at Fall Creek Falls waterfall parking area. Then a short walk to the head of the trail. A number of top rope climbs and a short rappel will be setup for the day. Climbs range in difficulty. There are climbs for beginers and for to those who would like to test their climbing abilities. The rappel is 50 ft and great for those who have never experienced the thrill (a belay is used for this rappel ). It will also prepare you for the longer rappell on Sunday. The day ends when everyone has had enough. * You are free to leave at any time. (please let Ranger Ray know of your plans if you decide to leave early.)

Sunday- Everyone meets at the Gilbert Gall Room in the Village Area then proceeds to the parking area at Millikan?s Overlook. The climbs and rappel will be setup at Buzzard?s Roost. There will be climbs ranging in difficulty setup for you to ?take?. The long rappel will be setup on the left side of Buzzards Roost. It is approx. 150 ft (a belay is used for this rappel ). The day ends around 2pm, or before if you have worn out from all the routes you?ve taken. * You are free to leave at any time. (please let Ranger Ray know of your plans if you decide to leave early.)

Ready to get on some rock?
If you would like to sign up for this program, contact Ranger Ray Cutcher at

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