Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip -  Rappels Part 2

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip - Rappels Part 2 - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Rappelling Part 2 of 2. This will cover high-angle rappels outside on the rock wall and also off the roof of the building.

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  • Tue, Jun 4, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate

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Required gear
> Mountaineering boots
> Rain clothes (we'll be outside rain or shine)
> Belay device
> Helmet
> Harness (with all your gear nicely organized)
> PA (personal anchor)
> 4 or 5 locking carabiners
> Autoblock / hero loop
> Headlamp with good batteries
> Appropriate clothing for being outside
> Backpack (to carry your stuff around in, it also might be nice to rappel with some weight on your back)

Optional gear
> Leather belay gloves ($5 leather garden gloves work well too)
> Snacks

For the first 30 minutes there will be a few demos of new material (sit-n-spin, fireman belay, mid-rap tie off, rope management, etc.). 
Then for the rest of the evening you'll practice rappelling, hopefully doing 6+ rappels. You'll be rappelling from the rock ledge in Goodman C, outside from the top of the south rock wall, and also off the roof of the north side of the building.

When & Where
6:29pm-9:30pm at the Seattle Program Center. Most of the evening we'll be outside, rain or shine. We'll meet in Goodman C (the room with the rock wall) at 6:29pm for demos, please be on time!

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