anyone know where to go to get started in rappelling in the hudson valley area?
I did it once. It was an incredible experience. Have a significant fear of heights but always wanted to do it. Was rolling through a local park a few years back when I saw a dude teaching his folks. He was a guide out west and his folks were coming to see him in a few weeks, so he gave them some lessons while he was home. Convinced him to show me the ropes, so to speak. Got the full monty on anchors, knots, attachments and dropped down a 80 foot cliff. It was awesome, and helped me conquer my fear to some extent. I would do it again in the right situation, but never aggressively pursued the sport.lol... well, ive done a little free climbing in my younger years (smaller 30-40' cliffs) while hiking through the catskills... right now, i want to do the rappelling, im nursing tendonitis in my left elbow and i tried some climbing the other day at home (i have a climbing rope i use for exercising thats about 20') and my elbow wasnt having it... not sure if it would hold out for the rappelling just yet, but im starting my home work.
have you ever done it?
Yeah, me too. Fond memories of the first time I jumped off a cliff into a deep stream. I did it again last summer with my oldest son and got the same feeling.where i grew up in the sticks all we had was the woods, no playgrounds. so mountain climbing, rock climbing, cliff diving (lost of mountain creeks with awesome swimming holes), rock hopping, all sorts of awesome adventurous stuff. ah, the good ole days.
i enjoy the thrill of heights, although older and more reserved now (i realize im not immortal anymore ).
damn auto correct... RAPPELLING....i thought it looked wrong, but i was typing from my phone and just let it go. funny as my post #5 made from the pc i had it right... i gotta pay better attention. thanks for pointing that out robin.If you don't bathe for, oh say, a week or so, you can be real good at repelling.