So many safety points to remember, but the one that I cling to is the simple one. Check everything, then check it again. And one more time before you un-secure yourself. I figure that as long as I don't screw that one up, nothing too, too bad can happen to me.
Overall, rappelling is pretty simple though, and I really like it because I can go down REALLY fast. Also, I think it will probably prolong the life of the rope too, which I appreciate, because this stuff isn't excessively cheap.
We take the opportunity to climb a few fairly forgettable routes up on Shelf Road, and I think that's about as much time as I'll spend up there until I'm pushing up on 5.11.
|The camping cooler. Epic.|