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This adventure features 2 of our most popular courses (Intro to Rappelling and Waterfall Rappelling), taught in one day at a beautiful waterfall! Expect a full day trip!

Most people only get to experience waterfalls from either above, below or from afar. Thrifty Adventures brings you the chance to experience a waterfall from within. During this trip you will rappel Big Bradley Falls located about 30 minutes south of Asheville in beautiful Saluda NC. This 180-foot waterfall rappel offers an exhilarating rappelling experience for adventurers of all skill levels.

Before rappelling Big Bradley Falls, all participants will undergo a short rappelling instruction session with our AMGA/PCGI (American Mountain Guides Association/Professional Climbing Guides Institute) certified guides (approximately 2 hours). During this time participants, will review the basics of setting up a rappel, getting in and out of the system, rappelling techniques and body positioning.

Who is this for? Anyone who is looking for a big adrenaline rush and is not afraid of heights! Participants should be ages 16+ and in good physical shape. Though not required we also recommend previous rappelling experience or taking one of our introductory rappelling courses.

     1 person = $250 per person

     2 people = $185 per person

     3 or more = $165 per person

     *Curious on pricing? Contact us to find out how many people are already registered.

Guest to guide ratio: 3:1 

Dates: Every Weekend from mid-June through October. Want more dates? Just email us and we can schedule something for you using the above pricing.

Trip Length: This is a full day adventure and requires participants to bring a lunch

Location: Big Bradley Waterfall; Saluda, North Carolina


Topics Covered:

  • Rappelling instruction
  • Closing the system
  • Appropriate backups
  • Getting over the edge
  • Body movements

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Thrifty Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Email: thriftyadventures@gmail.com
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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