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Abseiling Basics - Rapping at RAP

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Roswell Area Park - Visual Arts Center Lot   Learn: Abseiling Basics - Rapping at RAP  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 20 2023  6:00 pm >> Fri, Jan 20 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Jan 13 2023 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 19 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:0.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Want to learn the basics to Abseiling...aka Rappelling - Safely? YES!

Don't have climbing or Rap gear? No problemo!

Do you have your own climbing gear? Cool!

Do you want to expand your knowledge of the sport? YES!

Well c'mon then...this interactive, GROUND-based training will be a great way to get an idea of rappelling without any life threatening risks.
I'll be going over basic techniques of rappelling (a few folks were asking for info on this - since I have a couple of upcoming events that include we are), we'll cover "rapping" with a climbing harness and minimal gear - all the way to no gear, which is called South African rappelling (all you need is a rope and a good grip). All good info to have in case of an emergency (heck as a US Marine, any time we rappelled in the field it was with only a rope).

I'll be going over some knots and such related to basic rapping, but not a super deep dive. Closing the system and anchors.

I'll be covering how to make a climbing harness out of 1" webbing and a carabineer 

Required Items to Bring:

pen, pencil or crayola
weather appropriate clothing - we'll be outside for quite a bit

questions like:  why would anyone want to rappel when you can "walk off" a mountian?*

Recommended Items to Bring:
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water, coffee, tea??

climbing gear if you do have some
carabineer(s), locking 
rope - i'll have 2 - 9.8mm to practice with
30' of 1" webbing - I'll also have a bunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Roswell Visual Art Center
10495 Woodstock Road  Roswell, GA 30075

Meet in the parking lot by the Roswell Visual Art Center, or just look for the "Lil Sasquatch" - see the GPS link for an idea where this's near the pond area.
We'll be under the cover of one of the small shelters by the pond lit up by little holiday lights, it has a large, sturdy picnic table. Requested it thru RP&R web we get no hassles says Mr. King ;)


Rappelling is the most dangerous aspect of outdoor climbing - anytime you can "walk off" a mountain, you should! (to answer that earlier question above).
This ground-based basic instruction should just give adventurous folks an idea of what they'll need to do rappelling safely in a controlled environment, do not mistake this "Learn" event as some sort of certification to go rappelling on a multipitch is not!
Be safe, 

I will be posting this once again at a later date - but before my Waterfall Rappelling event in March.

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