Rock Climbing Basics 9: Extending a Rappel - from Wild Country, Red Chili and Climbing Magazine.
Wild Country and Climbing Magazine have produced a series of 'How To' videos designed to demonstrate basic climbing skills and techniques. In this video Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine Gear Editor, shows how to extend a rappel.
Rappelling (or abseiling) is one of the parts of the sport which can be very dangerous and the techniques which Julie shows hopefully make a simple way of securing yourself and optimising your rappel.
Julie is using a selection of Wild Country gear whilst making these videos and you can check out her gear here including: the VC Pro belay device http://bit.ly/15zchjm our Synergy Keylock biner http://bit.ly/11DpfWz and our Vision adjustable harness http://bit.ly/YFt1OL
You can also check out Wild Country's latest harness range including the superb new women's Aurora and Flare here: http://bit.ly/15lkhUT
You can see Red Chili shoes here: redchili.de
Dawn Wall veterans Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell are joined by sport climber Chris Sharma. The trio warm up on the lower pitches, then take a run at the first crux: An "eight-and-a-half-foot, sideways dyno."