"For something as daunting as stepping off a cliff, the guide, Dave Mildenberg, put everyone at ease. Dave carefully and fully explained everything, from the harnesses and helmets, to the anchors, to the ropes, to the safety measures, and most importantly to actually rappelling. Dave's pleasant demeanor and easy-going attitude also contributed to everyone (OK, at least me!) feeling at ease. While I was expecting a short demo/practice on a short wall to actually practice rappelling, it really is a simple process and I'm glad we didn't waste time doing that - we went right for the 100' cliff! AWESOME!!! This was my first time rappelling and all I can say is it was an experience I will not soon forget. I'm already looking forward to the next time. The park (High Rocks) was easy to get to (using Google Maps...Navigation) and had beautiful views from our rappelling point. And don't forget...the only way back up is hiking back up. Go. You will NOT be disappointed!"
VTS’s outdoor rappelling adventures are designed for you to have a fun, memorable and heart-pounding outdoor experience. These trips are for all people of all climbing backgrounds, but it is certainly an awesome icebreaker for the beginners. The day will begin with on-the-ground review of climbing gear and rappelling techniques and risk management. Once the guide prepares the anchors and rappelling station, you will have the rest of the day to rappel off cliffs ranging from around 80ft to in excess of 175ft, depending on location and site availability.
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9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.