Rappelling at Exit 38: The Conclusion

Part 5 of 5. See previously: The Ferg.

Fortunately, my doubts were well misplaced and I did make it down safely. And in reality, it wasn’t that dangerous. In fact, I was in no real risk of falling to my doom. As you’ll remember, Peter went down…

Rappelling at Exit 38: The Ferg

Part 4 of 5. See previously: The Peter

After I had jumped over the railing, I had Niki reach into my bag and grab my cloth medical tape. Ben helped tape the palm of my hand and the lower part of my pointer, middle and ring fingers. This actuall…

Rappelling at Exit 38: The Peter

Part 3 of 5. See previously: The Setup

Getting over the railing was a bit tricky. This was made more complicated by the fact the rope was thread under the railing and we needed to climb over the rail to rappel down.

The idea was of the sor…

Rappelling at Exit 38: The Setup

Part 2 of 5. See previously: The Idea

Needless to say, setup would be critical for this. After a thorough survey of the bridge, we determined that the best points to tie into would be supports for the railing. It was a thick steel plate with li…

Rappelling at Exit 38: The Idea

Editors note: Hey, another multi part story/mini series! Lucky for you, dear reader, is that the entire thing is already written! How cool! But wait, if the entire thing is already written, why not just post the whole thing? Three reasons; first, …

Lead Climb Testing

As I alluded to earlier, I’m in a climbing class at school. I’ve been climbing more and more over the last few years. Two summers ago I bought shoes and a chalk bag; last summer I bought a harness, locking carabiners, ATC (which actually stands fo…