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Need a place to teach my kid how to rappel (Portland)

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bentobox · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

It's time for the grommet to learn to rap and I was hoping that you guys might have some suggestions for easy walk / scramble access raps. Preferably with easy anchors.

I guess the obvious option is Rocky Butte but last time I was there I didn't notice any easy walks back up top.

Any other decent walls to set up a rap off?


mbk · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

Best place, IMO: level ground, walking backwards from tree anchor.

Lee Durbetaki · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 5

There is an easy access trail at Rocky Butte. I would still advise against it because the freeway noise makes communication very difficult.

hbert · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 60

Not super close but Skinner Butte in Eugene has some pretty easy access.

Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 311

If you are a member of a climbing gym they may be cool with you doing it as long as you are kept on belay. I see some people at Vertical World in WA doing it.

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