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Types of Rappelling

Anchor Materials
Anchor Materials

A natural anchor is a secure natural feature which can serve as a climbing anchor by attaching a sling, lanyard, or cordelette and a carabiner. Examples of natural anchors include trees, boulders, lodged chockstones, horns, icicles, and protrusions. Artificial anchor. An artificial anchor consists of man-made climbing gear placed in the rock.

Gloves
Gloves

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Harness
Harness

Harnesses are categorized and defined by their shape and use. All climbing harnesses mentioned in this article that consist of a waistbelt and 2 leg loops are classified as a Type C sit harness. On a Type C sit harness, the belay loop is tested to 15kN (3,372 lbs.).

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Personal Anchor Tether
Personal Anchor Tether

A personal tether is used to attach a climber to a belay or rappel anchor by clipping an auto-locking carabiner from a loop of the tether to an equalized anchor or a piece of equipment like a spring-loaded cam, wired nut, or bolt. The tether is a series of sewn loops of webbing, Spectra, or Dyneema that is girth hitched to the climber’s harness.

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Rappel Device and Locking Carabiner
Rappel Device and Locking Carabiner

A carabiner brake is simply a group of interlocking carabiners with their gates reversed and opposed to each other so they don’t accidently open or a group of locking carabiners in the same arrangement. The best method to learn is the six-carabiner brake since there is more redundancy in the system than with single locking carabiners.

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Ropes
Ropes

Twin ropes require more skill and effort to manage compared to a single rope due to the fact that you’re climbing and belaying with two ropes. The combined weight of two ropes is heavier than a single rope.

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Sling and Locking Carabiner
Sling and Locking Carabiner

R – Rappel Device/Ropes: Check that the carabiner attached to your device is locked, both strands of the rope have been loaded correctly in the device, and the rope is properly threaded through the rappel anchor.

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