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Rock Climbing 101: The Basic Gear

Rock Climbing 101: The Basic Gear

Okay, it’s definitely official! After your first experience of huffing, puffing, straining, pulling, pushing, and screaming to reach the top of a climbing route in Cantabaco or in a wall climbing facility, you finally admit it: you’re on the verge of becoming a rock climbing addict.

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Rappelling in Cantabaco: Getting High on Going Down

Rappelling in Cantabaco: Getting High on Going Down

What is the fastest way to descend a 100-foot building or a cliff other than jumping? Abseiling, of course.

Abseiling, more commonly known as rappelling, refers to a technique of controlling the descent down a vertical feature via a rope. Mountaineers, canyoners, rock climbers, and other adventurers rappel down a cliff, slope, or some other feature that is too steep or dangerous to descend without using some sort of protection.

Cantabaco: A Rock Climber’s Mecca in Cebu

Cantabaco: A Rock Climber’s Mecca in Cebu

Do you want to be engaged in a sport where only a handful of people can actually appreciate what you’re doing? Do you want to join a sport where you literally risk life and limb to achieve a goal? Do you want to join a sport where you don’t compete with anybody but yourself? If you do, Sheila and I then welcome you to the world of rock climbing.