Skill Focus: Rappelling
Our Focus Courses are designed to improve and hone your technical skill set by concentrating on one topic at a time. Typically shorter in length than our Curriculum courses, these courses are a great way to brush up on a particular skill, or dial in your education where you feel you need it most.
Duration: 1 Day
Who should take this course?
This 1-day workshop is great for any beginning climber looking to try rappelling for the first time, or for those more experienced climbers looking to increase their experience and knowledge.
What will you learn?
As the saying goes: "Once you've reached the top, you're only half-way there." Thats because in rock climbing, a successful climb means getting up, AND back down, without harm. Rappelling is an essential skill for any aspiring climber. Knowing what methods to use and when to use them is the name of the game.
This course is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation of how to employ a basic rappel. It also includes an understanding of the finer nuances and concerns with regards to rappelling, and an awareness of what to avoid. From gear/system preparation, to setting up the rappel, employing a backup, and descending, all steps are covered in great detail while participants gain hands on experience.
Additionally, this course is not just for novices. Participants who arrive with a greater degree of experience and knowledge will find themselves pushing things further. Topics such as rappelling with a tagline, tandem rappels, improvised gear, and more are on the list for those that are ready.
Participants should be comfortable with the basics of belaying and anchor building.
Time / Location
This course runs from 8am to 4pm at our Chebucto Head location. (In order to provide the best instruction possible, we may on occasion choose a different start time and location depending on weather or other concerns).