Everything you need to know about descending a rope, from basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, and rappel devices. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in climbing raps, including multi-pitch methods and rope management. Single rope fixed-line techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications are also discussed, as are improvised rope ascending techniques (prusiking) and ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders (jumaring). Rappelling accident analysis and prevention is also discussed, along with a section on rappel back-ups and safety checks.
|Ideal for||Rock climbing|