How to Rappel With an ATC Belay Device

There are so many belay devices out there that make my head spin. Seriously, the first time I tried to put together a complete...

Cordelette Tips That I Wish I Knew When I Started Out

General tips about the cordelette. The cordelette is a very important piece of climbing gear but people are not talking about it as much as...

How to Overcome Your Fear of Falling From Heights

Fear of falling can make rappelling difficult. Here's how to overcome it. Fear of falling, fear of heights, and rappelling fear go hand-in-hand. In their...

Is Rappelling a Sport and How Competitive Is It?

Is rappelling a sport, and how do people compete at it? The first question that usually pops to mind when it comes to rappelling is...

How to Tie a Swiss Seat Emergency Rappelling Harness

Today we talk about the Swiss Seat - the oldest emergency rappelling harness. I just can't stop talking about rappelling and climbing safety lately. I...

How to Perform Ski Rappelling over Rough Terrain

Ski rappelling is challenging, but it's not impossible. Many climbers will agree that rappelling is an unpleasant yet necessary part of any climbing trip. And...

How to Rappel Upside down Safely and Securely – A Basic...

It's dangerous to rappel upside down! Here's how to do it right. Even though I'm going to include this piece in the blog's Rookie Guide,...

Should You Use a Paracord for Rappelling and Climbing?

I often get asked if one could actually rappel or climb using a paracord, and while most people expect a simple Yes or No...

Recovering the Rappel Rope – How to Do It Properly

Here's how to properly recover your rappel ropes. Recovering the rappel rope sounds like an easy enough task on paper, but things can get complicated...

How to Rappel with Just a Rope – Classic Rappelling Techniques

Rappelling with just a rope is not easy, but it can be done. These days, those of us who decide to practice climbing and rappelling...

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