Learn to Rappel

9:00am12:00pm America/New_York
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$90 for REI Members

$120 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 3 people

Descending a rope is an essential skill that every climber should know. Our professional rock climbing instructors will guide you through the experience of climbing to the top, clipping into an anchor and rappelling back to the ground. Class size is limited to ensure that you get individualized attention, as well as the opportunity to climb/rappel multiple times. This course is designed for climbers looking advance their knowledge, beginners looking for a new experience, and adventure racers who need rappelling training.

  • Overview of basic climbing equipment and application
  • Confidence with rappelling techniques
  • Understanding of typical rappelling problems and strategies to minimize these issues
  • Review belaying techniques.

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Still have questions about this program? You can reach our local experiences team Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM at newengland-os@rei.com and by phone at 855-258-9509. We look forward to hearing from you!

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It was here in West Quincy that America's large scale granite quarrying industry was born in 1825 when, after an exhaustive search throughout New England, Solomon Willard selected the area as the source of stone for the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. With his development of the revolutionary construction techniques that made hard Quincy granite a practical building stone. Quincy Quarries offers great climbing opportunities and trail connections to the Blue Hills Reservation.