Course description

The thrill of being high in the air. The incredible panoramic views. Access to remote areas. These are just a few reasons why rappel is a loved adventure activity. Our Rappel Techniques and Safety course takes you to a breathtaking location and teaches you everything you need to know to rappel safely and independently. As this is a course, and not just an experience, you will be expected to learn and execute all the procedures by yourself (while supervised and supported by your instructor, of course!)

What you will learn

  • Rappel concept, setup and equipment

  • Site survey: identifying potential hazards and planning your rappel

  • Rappel techniques using an ATC-type descender

  • Emergency rappel with a locking biner only

  • Backing up your rappel

  • Communication - commands and protocol

  • Options when rappelling with an inexperienced partner

  • Problem solving in challenging situations (example: rappelling on a diagonal line)

  • Sport ethics

The course is 100% practical - you will learn all concepts on the rock and immediately have the opportunity to practice them

Who it is for

This course is great for anyone looking to learn to rappel independently, including experienced rock climbers and mountaineers looking to master or refresh their knowledge of this skill


No previous experience is required. All ages are welcome! For children under 13, we encourage the parents to reach out to us to discuss the child's objectives before registering


One full-day private or semi-private lesson (up to 4 students per instructor)

You choose the day of your lesson - can be during the week, the weekend or on a holiday!


Rappel Techniques and Safety course typically takes place on Morro da Urca, in the neighbourhood of Urca. It is an ideal location as there we have a dedicated area for the practice of rappel. With the Sugarloaf Mountain in the background and the Guanabara bay around us, it is simply a stunning setting as well! 

Fees & inclusions

Rappel Techniques and Safety - R$300

If two or more people sign up together, a discount of 20% applies

All equipment included (harness, helmet and other safety devices)

Book your course

Register below to get started today or contact us to speak with an instructor. For other options, check out our full offering of outdoor rock climbing courses