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See video for more detailed instructions and descriptions about rappelling, but some basic things to always remember are:

  1. Make sure you are secured to the anchor while rigging your rappel.
  2. Use a backup, such as an autoblock.
  3. Always tie knots in the ends of your rope.
  4. 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!


Also watch VIDEO: AAC Know The Ropes – Cleaning an Anchor in Single Pitch Climbing