Rappelling Clinic

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 (12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Leaders: Jillian Griffis
Regan Murray

Event Information


This is a members only clinic for those with some prior climbing experience. Individuals who have never climbed before should not sign up for this clinic. You can come and go as you please during this timeline. Just meet us at the designated area.

Want to learn or improve your rappelling skills?  Sweet.  Let's do it.  This clinic will have multiple set-ups for you to practice getting from the top to the bottom.  There will be no climbing, just descending practice.  

A few of the planned curriculum concepts are as follows: 

  • Assisted Rappel (for newbies)
  • Rigging, edge work
  • Helpful Knots, extensions, back-ups
  • Single vs. Double rope rappel
  • Improvising and complex rappelling

This clinic will be done in a station format where people can try out all of them or work on one particular skill. 

Required Gear - talk to gear managers ahead of time for gear needed. 

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Approach Shoes (or closed toe)
  • Prusik Cord
  • Double Length Sling
  • Tube-style belay device
  • Gri Gri (optional)
  • Personal Anchor System (optional) (no daisy chains)

Location: Devil's Lake State Park - meet at the top of the CCC near Many Pines Buttress: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105730107/many-pines-buttress

Event Type
Educational Event


There are 5 people in this event, with 5 spots remaining.