Intro to Ropes & Rappelling
Rescue Training Course
88 Tactical’s Intro to Ropes & Rappelling is the foundation of all our high angle classes for Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Civilian applications. Whether your interest in rappelling is job-related or it’s simply a skill you’ve always wanted to acquire, this is the place to start.
Learning how to trust your equipment is one of the most critical components of the learning process. We have found the best way to accomplish this is by demonstrating what it takes to make the equipment fail. After this demonstration, students will be guided through knot tying, rope rigging, and harness use before heading to the indoor wall. Rappels are done on the 12-foot wall using an elevated anchor point, allowing students develop confidence in their equipment and themselves. By the end of this course, students will have the skills required to attend the Basic Rappelling & Rigging course.
Intro to Ropes & Rappelling Topics Covered
- Basic safety knots
- Set up and use of a Class 3 harnesses
- Bombproof anchors
- Setting up and manning belay lines
- Using rappelling devices
- Commands and hand signals
- Clean leather gloves
- Eye protection
- Clothing that is not loose-fitting or baggy
- Must be at least 14 years old
*Lunch, dinner and snacks are available for purchase at the Ammo Box Café inside the Range & Readiness Center.
Students who cancel or re-schedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund or credit applied toward future classes. Students who cancel or re-schedule less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees. 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.