See video for more detailed instructions and descriptions about rappelling, but some basic things to always remember are:
- Make sure you are secured to the anchor while rigging your rappel.
- Use a backup, such as an autoblock.
- Always tie knots in the ends of your rope.
- Make sure long hair or loose clothing is managed well to avoid entanglements.
View more Know the Ropes resources here: americanalpineclub.org/best-practices
Be safe out there folks!