After work Practice – Rappelling on Thin (static) Ropes

June 6th 2018


Description:


Meetup, sign
waivers, drive to the location.

Practice

  • Modern
    (a.k.a. “extended”) rappel method.
  • Rappeling
    with tag line. Gibbs knot. Adding extra
    backup.
  • Emergency
    rapelling on a single (7mm) tag line.
  • Creating
    extra friction: 1) with extra Reverso and 2
    small lockers 2) with 3 small lockers.


PREREQUISITES: Formal alpine
training (a course) + have climbed at least one
alpine route in the past.

 Photo by
Shielan  Liu

 

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