rappelling class for canyoneering - March 18, 2017

The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices.
Learn to rappel and open the door to all kinds of new experiences and places. With proper instruction, it is safe and easy and your fears are quickly banished. Whether you have never done it or did once long ago and are not sure you remember, this is a great opportunity to learn not only how to do it, but also to become comfortable and safe on rope. We are using the new club canyoneering ropes so there will be a $5 per person charge for the class, in an effort to help pay for these expensive ropes. 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, cross the bridge, walk thru the site, up canyon, and follow a trail 50 yards past the last table to the climbing wall, and sign in on the Club sheet. A harness, helmet, leather gloves, locking carabiner and a descending device are needed. I have a few extra harnesses if you do not have and are unable to beg, borrow, or steal one for a $5 rental/equipment replacement fee. You will need to make those arrangements with me in advance as there are a limited number available. If you are renting gear from me, you should be there 15 minutes early (by12:45) so we can get you outfitted before the class.

Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Sat Mar 18 2017
Meeting Place:Dogwood Picnic area climbing wall. 50 yards upstream from the last table.
Meeting Time:1:00 pm