Sunday, October 11, 2009

Descending Technique


Rappelling is the easiest way to descend in a high angle environment. It is also a useful technique in rescuing a person from such heights. Though rappelling is (normally) one of the simplistic tasks in climbing, it is also one of the most dangerous. Many climbers have been lost by rappelling off the end of their rope. To avoid rappelling off the end of your rope tie a knot at both ends of the rope. A double fishermans knot works well for the backup knots.

Types of Rappel

1. Basic Rappel
2. Australian Rappel
3. Lizard Rappel

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