Rappelling Best Practices Clinic

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American Alpine Club Rappelling Best Practices Clinic

NC State University – Faux Rock Climbing Wall
Carmichael Gym, 3rd Floor
2611 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27695
February 26th, 2016
Cost: FREE

In response to recent climbing accidents in North Carolina, the American Alpine Club Triangle Chapter has developed a free two-hour clinic that will review best rappelling practices. Nearly half of all climbing accidents occur when descending from a climb. Most of these accidents involve rappelling. Many of these accidents are fatal. Nearly all are avoidable.


We invite you to join the AAC for an engaging hands on session reviewing rappelling best practices. The clinic is taught by qualified instructors with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) and Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) certifications.


The clinic content is based upon the Know Your Ropes material published in the 2012 edition of the AAC publication Accidents in North American Mountaineering.


This is not an “how to rappel” class. It is not appropriate for individuals with no
rappelling experience. It is intended for climbers with some experience rappelling who
want to ensure that they are current in their understanding of safe rappelling protocols
and equipment.

You are encouraged to attend and bring along your climbing friends. AAC membership
is not required, but you must be a current faculty member, staff member or student at NC State University.


To Register: Email Scott Schneider at scott_schneider@ncsu.edu

or call (262) 719-2959 with questions.