This is where it begins…
After explaining how to set up our anchor, the boys are taught how to clip a belay/rappel device (ATC Guide) into the rope for rappelling.
Ready to step off the edge!
Learning to trust the rope and yourself.
Scout Simon gets his first try at rappelling. This beginner size wall is perfect for teaching the scouts the basics before we move on to anything more challenging. Plus the view of Vancouver from this spot in Lighthouse Park is really amazing.
Update – June 19, 2012: The boys have moved on to a slightly higher wall to learn top rope climbing.
The boys have moved on to a slightly higher wall to learn top rope climbing. Here Scout Max easily scrambles up his first real rock wall. June 19, 2012.
Apparently Max thinks rock climbing is A-Okay!