Welcome to Rappelling

Rappeling (also known as felting in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland) is controlled from the rock downstream using ropes. Its purpose is to climb a steep rock or slope when it is too steep to descend without protection.

Getting to the top of any path is a success, but it also has one meaning: you are only halfway there. For descending single- and multi-pitch routes, rappelling is an excellent option that takes you down quickly and provides minimal wear to the fixed anchor.

The process of rappelling is simple in concept, but it can seem complicated in practice, especially at first. It is easy to make mistakes; Accidents happen all the time – and they are often fatal. Here is a step by step process of rappelling and some tips to prevent mistakes.

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