Great day out in San Diego teaching some rope skills. In this setup we used the actual rope as an anchor to take advantage of an already set rappel line. It allowed us to quickly descent right after the climb (without having to take any extra steps to rig the rappell). This system is very efficient in the following scenario: – single pitch climbing (or last pitch of a multi-pitch climb followed by a descent via rappelling off the same anchor)- rappell rings available- top belay directly off the anchor followed by a descent via rappelling off the same anchor- desire to move fast in a single pitch environmenthere is the step by step breakdown:1.leader leads pitch2. leader reaches two bolt anchor and clips PAS into each bolt (2anchor points – redundancy!) 3.leader calls "off belay"4. leader ties 5-10feet of rope off to harness to secure rope before untying (makes it impossible to drop rope after untying)5. leader unties from rope6.leader passes rope end through rap ring or rings7.leader ties a double overhand knot into the end that was just passed through the rappel ring/s (closing the system! avoids rappelling off the end of the rope)8. leader pulls rope though the rappel rings to the middle mark of the rope (longest possible rappel!)9. leader folds up the rope right by the rappel ring to then tie an overhand knot on a bite "BHK – big honking knot" – this loop/bite is the master point now!10. leader pulls in remaining rope (in case the route is shorter than half the rope length) until follower calls "its me!"11. leader rigs belay device to rope (here we used a GriGri but any tubular device in plaquette mode would work too, such as ATC guide or Petzl reverso or many others)12. leader clips belay device to masterpoint and locks the carabiner13. leader calls "on belay" and follower calls "climbing"14. follower follows while leader belays15. when follower reaches the anchor – the rappel is already set up
Highly recommend Fabi! He is super organized, friendly and safe. He was on time, prepared with everything we needed, fully explained everything we needed to know and made sure we felt safe during every step. He’s super encouraging and really knows what he is doing!
What an amazing experience! We took the beginners class, and so happy we did, Fabi was very knowledgeable, breaking instructions down step by step making it easier and fun to learn! After learning all the important safety steps we got to climbing right away, with fabi right there giving us pointers on the best route to take. I left class feeling more confident in my abilities to climb. Fabi has such a chill, friendly, and encouraging way of teaching, it felt like we were learning with a friend. I highly reccomend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Fabi!
Had such an incredible time doing my first trad rock climbing multi pitch! Coach Jakob was extremely professional and taught my friend and I so much. We went up over 2,000 feet and got to the top of a stunning mountain in Idyllwild. He was informative and we felt completely safe the entire time. It was a fun and beautiful adventure. We would highly recommend Jakob and Chillino Rock Climbing Group for your upcoming adventures!
My partner and I just finished an intro climbing class with Chillino and it was fantastic! Our guide was Fabi and he was knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging and always put safety first. A great introduction to outdoor climbing with an emphasis on learning basics the right way and having fun, whatever your skill level. We started with an overview of equipment, a short hike in Mission Hills and a thorough training on using the equipment. We had the chance to do several lines at our own pace. All were a good challenge! Overall, a great class and highly recommend :)
Absolutely incredible experience! I hardly have any experience as a climber and Fabian did a great job at showing me the basics and making sure I knew how to safely and adequately climb. There was plenty of time for me to get my hands dirty and the location was beautiful! The team that came along was very positive and encouraging! Would definitely recommend Fabian's climbing options!