Rigging and managing canyon rappels

Badge

Rigging and managing canyon rappels

The holder of this badge has demonstrated proficiency in rigging and managing canyon rappels.

DESCRIPTION OF SKILLS

The holder of this badge has demonstrated proficiency in rigging and managing canyon rappels. The holder has demonstrated:

  • Ability to identify and build an appropriate anchor
  • Rigging at least two types of releasable systems
  • Releasing and re-setting a releasable system
  • Rigging at least two types of fixed systems
  • Coaching participants to rappel
  • Ability to articulate the considerations for choosing the type of system to rig and the sequencing of party members
  • Cleaning the anchor, rappelling, and retrieving the rope

WHAT DOES THIS BADGE ALLOW ME TO DO?

This badge is required to participate as an Assistant Canyon Leader, and is a pre-requisite for some advanced canyoning courses.

HOW DO I GET THIS BADGE?

This badge can be acquired through some beginning and most intermediate canyon courses. Those with prior experience can demonstrate proficiency to a Mountaineers Canyon Leader or Assistant Leader to receive the badge.