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Rappelling: Rope Descending and Ascending Skills for Climbing, Caving, Canyoneering, and Rigging (Falcon Guides How to Climb)

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In Rappelling you'll find everything you need to know about descending a rope, from the most basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, rappel devices, and more. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in rappelling. 
 
Rappelling techniques for climbing are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Single rope fixed line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications are also discussed, along with improvised rope ascending techniques ("prusiking") and ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring"). Rappelling accident analysis and prevention is also included, along with a section on rappel back-ups and safety checks.
 
Inside you'll find information on:
  • Ropes
  • Rappel devices
  • Slings and webbing
  • Knots and hitches
  • Rigging rappel anchors
  • Rappelling methods
  • Rope retrieval techniques
  • Rappelling accident analysis
  • Rappel safety back-ups
  • Working with fixed lines
  • Rope ascending techniques

Synopsis:

This book includes all the information you need to learn how to rappel. Techniques for climbing applications are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Also discussed are single rope fixed-line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications, along with improvised rope ascending techniques ("prusiking") and techniques for ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring").

About the Author

Bob Gaines has been a professional rock climbing guide since 1983 and is the owner of Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School, voted the #1 rock climbing school in America by Outside magazine.Bob has worked extensively in the film business as a climbing stunt coordinator. He was Sylvester Stallones climbing instructor for the movie Cliffhanger. Bob also doubled for William Shatner in the movie Star Trek V, as Captain Kirk free-soloing on El Capitan in Yosemite.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762780808
Author:
Gaines, Bob
Publisher:
FalconGuide
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Edition Description:
First Edition, First
Series:
How To Climb Series
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color photos
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

Related Subjects


Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » Reference
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Rock Climbing

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This book includes all the information you need to learn how to rappel. Techniques for climbing applications are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Also discussed are single rope fixed-line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications, along with improvised rope ascending techniques ("prusiking") and techniques for ascending a fixed rope with mechanical ascenders ("jumaring").
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