Rappel Clinic

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If climbing up a cliff isn’t for you perhaps abseiling down one is.  Rappelling is fun and exhilarating wilderness adventure. This course requires no prior experience. During this rappel clinic we will teach you how to minimize and assess risk. You will learn prussic knots and technique. Proper rappelling technique includes instruction on good form for lowering over ledges and overhangs. We will learn how to use different rappel devices, extending rappel device, and getting ropes down safely. You will learn how to back up your rappel device with a "third hand", importance of the "brake hand", how to use a fireman's belay and how to go hands free in case of emergencies! There will be several opportunities for each client to rappel. The first few rappels will be done on a backup rope that still allows you to be in control.

All you need for this course is a  good pair of snug fitting shoes, water, food and sunscreen/bug spray. Pick clothing that is appropriate (flexible/ quick dry).

Who is this for? Anyone with a good sense of adventure. No prior experience needed. Ages 8 and up.

Dates: offered various weekends and every Wednesday in Pisgah National forest from the end of March through November. Private dates and groups can be booked year-round.

Cost: See pricing table here*Group rate discounts start for groups of 6 or more

Class Size: 6-12, client to guide ration 6:1

Trip Length: 6-8 hours

Location: Linville Gorge, North Carolina

We do offer all climbing and rappelling events year-round. If you cannot find a date on the calendar that works with your schedule for any rock climbing or rappelling related item you can book a private date for an individual or group at our private day rates listed on our website. Please email us for details thriftyadventures@gmail.com or call (828) 260-4505.



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1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
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