rappelling class for canyoneering - September 26, 2009
Learn to rappel, and open the door to all kinds of new experiences and places. With proper instruction it is safe and easy- your fears are quickly banished. Whether you have never done it, did once long ago and are not sure you remember, or are looking into technical canyoneering and have heard horror stories about triple digit free rappels (on an 8 mil rope?) this is a great opportunity to learn not only how to do it, but also to be comfortable and safe on rope. Dogwood is the first picnic area in Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 1 mile up the canyon, on the right. Park on the highway to avoid a picnic area use fee, walk thru the site, up canyon, and follow a trail 50 yards past the last table to the climbing wall. A harness, helmet, a locking carabiner and descending device are needed, I have a few extras for folks who do not have and are unable to beg, borrow, or steal one, no need to buy before you try- for a 5$ rental fee i will supply all 4 of the essential pieces of equipment, but you need to make those arrangements with me in advance. A pair of leather gloves is a good idea as well.