On our Rappelling 101 trip, we focus on descending several cliff faces with the use of a rope. Your guide will demonstrate all the basics required to rappel safely and confidently. After you've had a chance to practice these basics on a beginner-sized cliff, we'll move the ropes to progressively larger and steeper rappels until by the end you'll be rappelling like a pro. You will also be given the opportunity to learn the knots and anchor building, giving you the skills necessary to pursue the sport on your own, should you wish to continue the adventure.
The trip lasts between 2 - 3 hours depending on your group size. We are able to accommodate your schedule, for a morning, afternoon, or evening trip.
Come alone or bring the whole family, as this is a great event for kids and grandparents too.
Trips change with the seasons, but the essentials are the same. Bring plenty of water for the time of year. You'll need more than you think in the summer months. Snacks are a necessity, as any rigorous activity will drain your reserves.
Layering is the way to go for clothes; tee shirts and light long sleeves in the summer, and sweaters, coats and long pants in the other seasons. The ideal footwear for rock surfaces are light-weight hiking shoes called "approach" shoes. You can find them in all outdoor oriented shoe stores.
Small to medium size backpacks are a necessity for most of our trips. If you need to borrow a pack from us, we will happily oblige. Let us know when filling out your registration form.
100$ per person
Trip around 2-3 hrs in duration (including travel)