How To: Abseil (decend) in rock climbing

Abseil (decend) in rock climbing

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to abseil (decend) in rock climbing. You will need some friction device for this purpose. Earlier people used to wrap the rope around their body and used the body as the friction device. That is a painful process. In the modern method, a figure 8 friction plate is used. There should be no jewelry or other hanging material around the body that can get entangled with the figure 8 plate. Also check the harness is OK. Then carefully go over the edge and get your balance right. Maintaining friction on the friction device and allowing a little bit of rope through it at a time go down the wall of the rock. You can walk down or do short bounces off the face of the rock.

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