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Introduction to Rappelling and Rappel Practice, Descend Lower Angel or Portland
Come out Saturday to learn/practice how to rappel or to improve your current skills. For those novices with some experienceI will have different types and diameters of ropes set up ( 8mm Firewire, 9mm canyonline, 9.2 mm dual sheath) and different types of rappel devices (figure 8, totem, piranha, ATS) to use. For those with little or no rappel experience, I'll discuss safety and practice basic techniques used for canyoneering. If you have any technical equipment (helmet, gloves, harness, descenders, ascenders, ropes) bring it. If you don't have any that's ok, I'll have several different type of gear you can borrow and practice with to see what you like best. Agenda: 9 AM-10:30 AM: Basic rappeling techniques for canyoneering 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Descend a canyon Show up at the time you're most interested in, but allocate at least 1h to practice. DISCLAIMER: I’M NOT A COMMERCIAL GUIDE OR INSTRUCTOR! All my activities are run as a group of friends that get together to have fun and learn from each other with no fees involved. My vertical practices may provide you the minimum skill required to tag along on beginner trips but are no substitute for professional training. Keep in mind YOUR SAFETY IS ALWAYS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY!

Greg's house, Bridal Veil B&B

1715 Main Street · Ouray, CO

What we're about

The Ouray Canyon Club was launched in 2012 for the purpose of promoting and teaching safe and ethical canyoneering. The OCC has members who are involved in all aspects canyoneering, and various other outdoor sports. OCC members range from the occasional weekend canyoneer to those who attempt challenges from around the world. Each August the club hosts the annual Ouray Canyon Festival attracting canyoneers from across the country and around the world.

If you are new to canyoneering, the OCC offers beginner workshops with an emphasis on safety and self-rescue. Also offered by the OCC are workshops in knots, anchors, ropework, pothole-escape, rescue, and ethical canyoneering. If you already have canyoneering experience, join other members on some of our monthly outings - a great way to meet new friends and discover new cannyons.

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