Part of the anchor that allows rappelling/retreating without having to leave gear behind. Rappel rings are usually extended from the hanger via a chain but often you will find rings that go directly through the bolt. In other scenarios rappel rings may be attached with a webbing to a tree or rock tie-off.
Not every anchor necessarily has rappel rings. On many rock formations you may only find one anchor with rappel rings that usually follows the shortest or most convenient vertical way down the rock. Avoid being lowered off the rappel rings since it wears them out quickly. Always inspect your rappel rings before rigging and consider a rappel over a lower at all times.
In sport climbing it is a common technique to fiddle the rope through the rappel rings to then get lowered. This increases wear and tear on the rings through high fricition abuse. In many climbing areas this is not appropriate, especially where route maintenance is less likely to be done. Always inspect rings – a little more than 50% of original the ring diameter is generally respectable for use (if no other indicators raise concerns).
2 bolts and rappel rings attached via one quick link each
2 bolts with each a chain and rappel rings at the end
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!