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Rappelling-Abseiling

Rappelling/Abseiling is accomplished by descending a vertical surface using a rope and device to provide friction to control the descent. Prior to rappelling, a climber must carefully and methodically inspect, take time, set up the rappelling knots, harness, rappelling rope and equipment. Establish protection as a back up before beginning the abseil, like setting up a belay or placing a Prusik knot above the descender on the rappelling rope. For this reason it is very important to get qualified individualized instruction, before rappelling.


Rope Descender

The Rope Descender creates friction on a rappelling rope to slow a climber down as he descends from an anchor. The rope descender is operated by the climberduring the abseil. Descending devices, abseiling and rappelling equipment all work approximately the same. By controlling the tension on the rope as it flows through the equipment, friction is incrementally increased or decreased, thus changing the speed of the abseil.

About Rappelling Gear

Rappelling Gear consists of a rappelling and climbing ropes, locking carabiner, climbing harness, rope descender:

Rappel Safety Backups

There are several critical points that "abseilers" commonly back up. Each situation is different and needs to be evaluated with safety precautions taken based on the conditions. The following should not be considered a check list.

Personal Protective Rappelling Equipment

Safety devices and backups are not always possible. Sometimes the nature of the situation precludes using one or more backups. Whenever possible back up the abseil with independent protection.

Omega Pacific Rappel Ring

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The Omega Pacific Rappel Ring packs an impressive 20kN rating to give you confidence on rappels, and it also reduces friction to make it easier to pull your rope. Using the Omega Pacific Rappel Ring reduces wear-and-tear that destroys fixed gear, and it serves in the place of a carabiner when you're...

SMC Rigging/Descending Ring

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The SMC Rigging/Descending ring is the strongest aluminum ring of its size and can be used in a number of ways while climbing.

Rappel Ring - Plated

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The Rappel Ring from Fixe can be used with conventional sling material or screw links and chain.

Omega Pacific Rap Ring

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Forged aluminum rap ring for bail-outs and rap stations. Solid construction (not hollow) for 20kN minimum breaking strength (over 4400lbs)! Anodized gray for minimal visual impact. Not intended for repeated lowering. Note: this device is NOT designed to be used as a rappel or belay device; it is intended...

Omega Pacific Rappel Rings

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The SPECS Material: Forged aluminum Weight: 34 grams / 1.2 ounces Strength: 20kN ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

Omega Pacific Rappel Ring

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Dependable Omega Pacific rappel rings are essential for setting up quick bail-outs or rappel stations.

GM Aluminum Anchor Ring Small Blue

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Anchor rings are beautifully simple components that can be used in the most complicated systems. Weighing less than a connector, they can be carried easily on a harness and attached in seconds. Perfect for lifelines, rescue, stretcher management, arborist.Material:Aluminum Closed Strength: 5600lbs /...

Sinuote® Hiking Survival Rock Climbing Gear Multi Function Knife Carabiner Tool

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Description: This carabiner-style multi-tool is the perfect merger of utility and convenience. Easy to carry with a convenient hole for threading Applicable to a variety of camping, rock climing, mountaineering, riding, and other activities! Integrates professional outdoor emergency tools into a single...

Fixe Rappel Ring Plated 199

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Fixe Rappel Ring Plated 199

Fixe Rappel Rings Stainless

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FIXE RAPPEL RINGS: Solid steel rings can be used for belay or rappel Superior craftsmanship Stainless steel: 50kN/12500lbs Plated Steel: 35kN/8500lbs

Omega Pacific Figure 8 Rappel Device

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With no moving parts and a classic, burly design, the Omega Pacific Figure8 Rappel Device is one of the most versatile tools on your rack. Whether you'''re performing an on-mountain rescue or lowering into a narrow slot canyon, this old school device is sure to come in handy.

Black Diamond Super 8 Belay Device

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Designed with belaying in mind, the Black Diamond Super 8 belay device features a versatile dual-hole design that allows use with single or double ropes.

Black Diamond Super 8 Belay/Rappel Device

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Made of 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, the Super 8's flawless design makes for an incredibly strong, lightweight belay/rappel device. A super smooth ride, the Super 8 is great for handling any rope diameter. *Assorted colors.

GM Aluminum Anchor Ring Small (Pack of 5)

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Anchor rings are beautifully simple components that can be used in the most complicated systems. Weighing less than a connector, they can be carried easily on a harness and attached in seconds. Perfect for lifelines, rescue, stretcher management, arborist. Material:Aluminum Closed Strength: 5600lbs /...

Kilimanjaro 910054 Rappel-II Multi Tool, Silver/Green/Black Finish

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This multi tool offers a combination of functionality and size. From a quality knife to 10 additional components, the Rapppel-II makes an ideal sidekick for work or play. Kilimanjaro products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for...

Monstrum Tactical TB07 Heavy Duty Tactical Belt, Large

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The Monstrum Tactical TB07 Tactical Belt is a heavy duty belt, built tough for tactical, duty, or everyday use. Crafted from heavy duty nylon, thick and 1.75" wide, the belt supports the attachment of of various accessories such as holsters, flashlights, and pouches. The easily adjustable Velcro...

Kilimanjaro 910067 Rappel II Multi Tool, Black Satin/Green/Black

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This multi tool offers a combination of functionality and size. From a quality knife to 10 additional components, the Rapppel-II makes an ideal sidekick for work or play. Kilimanjaro products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for...

Sterling ATS Belay and Rappel Device

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Ideal for climbing and canyoneering applications, the versatile Sterling ATS Belay and Rappel Device combines the smooth rope control of a figure 8 device with the security of a plate-style belay device. The ATS allows you to make both single and double rope rappels and belay a leader or follower, and...

Petzl GRIGRI 2 Belay Device

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The compact and lightweight GRIGRI 2 Belay Device with assisted braking delivers excellent control for top-rope climbing and lead climbing.

High Sierra Rappel 50 Internal Frame Pack

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High Sierra designs feature-rich, versatile adventure High Sierra designs feature-rich, versatile adventure lifestyle gear for adventurers everywhere. Since our founding in 1978, we've committed ourselves to creating durable, affordable product with distinctive details, delivering the freedom to...
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