Rappelling is the process that involves sliding down the rappelling rope slowly by having controlled conditions. This technique is also known as abseiling and has been in action from many years. This technique is used in different activities including caving, rock climbing, and mountaineering for descending the slopes to hike down. Rappelling is known as a very dangerous activity and especially for those individuals who are not trained or inexperienced. The rappelling equipment that is used for this activity can be different and should be handled and used properly to avoid any type of injury.
It is also possible to prepare single rappelling rope yourself, and you can do this just by setting an anchor. To set the anchor firstly you have to find a fixed object to which you can attach your rappelling rope. A cordelette is recommended for this purpose and is considered useful as it helps to divide the stress evenly among two or three point. You must check the anchor properly before you start rappelling. When you have tested with a sling or a cordelette you should clip into it, before setting up the rope. When you have to attach the rappelling rope with the carabineer you have to use the figure-eight knot. You should also use a nylon sleeve, if possible, for cushioning the rappelling rope when it falls over rock face edge. This will really protect your rope and safe it from any possible injury.
There are a number of types that are available in the market as a good rappelling rope. Usually figure eight type is used and this device is mostly used by the rescue workers and military workers. Then you should attach the rappelling device with the rappelling rope by following the instructions of the manufacturer. In the next step, you should attach the carabineer with the rappel device but you should use a locking carabineer and then clip the both with the harness. You should know the mechanism of using this carabineer. After securely clipping the device along with the line, you should detach it and then you can declare that you are rappel on with the rappelling rope.
There are a number of tricks that a climber used during rappelling or he can use but he must be aware of all different tactics and also has experience of rappelling as in fact it is a dangerous job. If you have to rappel from some top you have to rappelling rope for getting down. If you have double rappelling rope then it will help you to jump down faster and especially if the both ropes are of 60 meters. Rappelling is considered a dangerous climbing aspect. There are a number of accidents that have been reported in the rappelling activity as compared to other activities of climbing. During rappelling you solely rely on your rappelling equipments, on rappelling rope, on your rappelling devices, on your anchors, and on your harnesses. There are several types to tie knots to the rappelling rope together.
As rappelling is a dangerous activity so it is highly recommended to get experience before doing this task and should have all proper rappelling equipments.