By Craig Luebben

By utilizing greater than a hundred transparent pictures and concise textual content on all points of rappelling, from rigging basic rope and anchor platforms to facing complex emergency occasions.

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Well, don't let that guard downever. Safe rappelling demands constant attention to detail, and you must always double-check every link in the safety chain before rappelling. This chapter briefly describes the basic steps involved in rappelling and lists the page number where each step is covered in detail. Single-Pitch Rappel If you can make it to the ground in one rappel, it's a "single-pitch" rappel. Let's say two rappellers are on top of a seventy-foot cliff. They set up a bombproof anchor system (page 11).

Your climbing safety depends on your own judgment based on competent instruction, experience, and a realistic assessment of your climbing ability. There is no substitute for personal instruction in rappelling and climbing instruction is widely available. You should engage an instructor or guide to learn the climbing safety techniques. If you misinterpret a concept expressed in this book, you may be killed or seriously injured as a result of the misunderstanding. Therefore, the information provided in this book should be used only to supplement competent personal instruction from a climbing instructor or guide.

3) Cinch the square knot tight, then cinch the fisherman's backups tight against the square knot.  The square fisherman's is secure and easy to untie. Page 27 Overhand Knot The overhand knot is quickest for joining rappel ropes, and it's easy to untie. It's gained widespread acceptance over the past few years, though it still makes me nervous with slick, stiff, or large diameter ropes. Some say it's the best knot for joining rappel ropes, but if this knot makes you nervous, it's not the best knot.

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