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Rock Climbing: How to Rappel

Rock Climbing: How to Rappel

More accidents happen on rappel than any other part of climbing, so always take your time, make sure your systems are redundant and practice the steps before you head to the cliff. In this video, we show you how to set up a rappel extension, how to thread the rope through your rappel device, how to back up the rappel with a friction hitch and how to rappel down the wall.

To learn more, view our:
Rock Climbing: Cleaning a Top-Rope Anchor

Rock Climbing: Building a Top-Rope Anchor Using the Quad videos.

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