Off the Wall - Rappelling Basics + - Thu, Jan 26 2023

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Off the Wall - Rappelling Basics +

The Basics:
Event Type:Outdoor Climb
Event Location: Groveway Park - Soccer Fields - Roswell GA   Outdoor Climb: Off the Wall - Rappelling Basics +  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 26 2023  6:30 pm >> Thu, Jan 26 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 25 2023 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 26 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:0.2 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Phase 2 in the Rappelling sessions ... 

Groveway Park is open after sunset and the tennis/pickle ball courts are lit up light NYC in late December! So, after my trail run I will do a lil Urban Climbing and Rappelling on a short, man-made wall. This will give new rappers and climbers the safe opportunity to test personal gear, test different gear and be safe while doing all of that outdoors. The wall I have recon'ed is only 12' tall at most, and stands at an 80° angle, so we can easily scale, rappel and "self-belay" on this surface.

There's a series of bleachers nearby that we can stage gear, ropes and such so everyone can see different ways to tie in, rappel, and test knot tying skills. I'll have at least 1 rope, 2 ATCs, 1 rap ring, 2- prusik loops, 2 harnesses, 1 Swiss Seat/Hasty Harness and of course there's always the world famous South (WEST) Africian set up at the ready.

This will also give ANYONE that is thinking of joining me/us on future climbing and rappelling events a bit of extra time on the lines, so your comfort and confidence are elevated! 

SAFETY FIRST! It's only a few feet up...but we'll engage the event as if we're on a 100' slab! 

You do not need to have a full rappel set up to sign up....I do ask that you have a working knowledge of how the rappel works, knots and how to perform basic safety checks...if you attended a recent RAP Learn event, you'll be fine...c'mon out.


Required Items to Bring:

rope - if you have a section
belay/rap tube(s)
locking carabiner(s)
Rap Ring
extension - daisy chain
prusik - auto block loop

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hot Cocoa

Headlight (in case it's a lil darker over there)

Maybe climbing shoes???

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the upper parking lot at the Groveway Park area above the Roswell Aquatic Center- look for the Lil Sasquatch :P then we'll all head over to the proposed "wall."  

160 Frank Lewis Dr. Roswell, GA 30075  #GTS - it will get you close. 

There are restrooms at this location + the lot is paved & well lit.

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