Rappelling - Level 1

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$150 for REI Members

$170 for non-members

Limited spots left


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Group size 8 people

Rappelling, the act of descending a rope is an essential skill and a lot of fun! Our professional rock climbing instructor will teach you different types of rappels and guide you through the experience of rappelling. This course is designed for beginners looking for a new experience, climbers looking to advance their knowledge, and backpackers who need rappelling training.

  • Acquire confidence with equipment application
  • Have fun learning a new activity (rappelling) in the outdoors
  • Develop rappelling techniques
  • Understand the advantages/disadvantages of single rope and double rope rappels
  • Discover strategies to minimize typical rappelling problems

What to bring with you

Map image of St. John's Ledges - Kent, CT (Metro North p/u available from South Norwalk)

More directions and information

Immediately after the bridge make a right onto Skiff Mountain Road. After a mile bear right onto a dirt road, River Road. Stop, Set your odometer, or check your mileage. You will travel exactly 1.6 mi to a small parking lot on the left side of road. You will see a white Appalacian trail blaze on one of the larger trees. Meet your instructor in parking lot. Pick up available at Norwalk REI at 8:00 am and at South Norwalk Metro-North at 8:10- Take train from Grand Central 7:02a to arrive on time