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rappel

(ră-pĕl′)
To slide down a rope, as in a lifesaving rescue.
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1) A woman rappels into a ``slot canyon'' near Zion, Utah, during a three-day canyoneering class.
A three-day course in this relatively unknown sport employs ropes and rappel techniques to enable participants to explore these canyon wonderlands.
Using ropes and rappel gear, we'd follow the rushing water to places few have gone.
We hiked and scrambled along the water course until we came to a cliff, where we learned to set up an anchor using a big tree or boulder for the rappel, or ``rap.
The 165-foot rappel is only the beginning of the Adventure Trip at this commercial cave operation in the Gold Rush country of Calaveras County.
I can't believe I'm actually doing this,'' said Keller before the rappel.
After the rappel there are some tight spots, but Brand concludes everyone on this trip is skinny enough not to get stuck.
As you rappel down and look around, you feel like you're floating,'' says Daniels, an officer manager in Tracy.
This is the best rock to rappel off in Ventura County.
Decked out in combat fatigues, with helmets, backpacks and rifles, the SWAT team members had a choice of cliff-side spots to rappel down.
Skills needed by technical canyoneers include tying knots, how to set up safe rope anchors and learning to rappel under control, sometimes into icy pools of water.