The exact course location may vary depending on the weather at the time.
Meeting place: Katoomba
BEGINNERS ABSEILING BLUE MOUNTAINS COURSE OVERVIEW
A beginners abseiling course run from the Blue Mountains. Learn basic single pitch and multi pitch abseiling skills all within the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Abseiling is one of the fundamental skills used for rock climbing and mountaineering but is also an enjoyable activity on its own, guaranteed to get the heart pumping!
Many of the skills required to be safe and successful on an overseas expedition can be learnt without snow. A solid technical skill base and a strong mental fortitude are key to being prepared for any expedition. The Blue Mountains offers fabulous opportunities to improve both of these with its exposed sandstone cliffs and rugged steep terrain.
You will learn the basics of abseiling starting on a small 6 meter cliff before we practise the techniques on a 15 meter cliff. Once you feel comfortable with your new skills we head off to complete the multi pitch abseil called Malaita Wall which heads down 180 metres of cliff line into the Jamison Valley. During the abseil you will experience spectacular views of Mt Solitary and the Three Sisters. This adventure will help you to be more comfortable with exposure, offer an adrenalin rush and give you plenty of time to practise your abseiling skills. We hike back up to the top of the cliff via the Furber Stairs past Katoomba Falls to complete the day.
Single and multi-pitch abseiling techniques using personal safety systems
Top rope and bottom belay abseil systems
Rope management skills
Basic anchor systems for single pitch abseiling
Basic anchor systems for multi pitch abseiling
All group technical abseiling and emergency equipment
Personal equipment including helmet, harness and safety devices
A healthy lunch and snacks
NPWS usage and permit fees
Public liability insurance
A deposit of 50% of the course fee is required to reserve a place on the Beginners Abseiling Course. The full balance of the course fee must be paid for your place to be confirmed on the course. Full payment is due 15 days prior to the course start date. Email for a booking form, payment details and terms and conditions.
Please feel free to contact us on 0410 318 249 with any questions about the course. We look forward to meeting you!
Abseil Course & Empress Canyon
25th March 2018
Other canyons available on demand
Guiding ratio 1:4-1:8 specific to each canyon