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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
There are three main pieces of equipment a beginner needs to buy if they want to safely take up rappelling (Abseiling).
1. Harness - there are many different types of harnesses on the market. For beginners a simple canyoneering type harness is adequate for basic rappels.
The harness attaches your body to the rope with the help of a carabiner and a device.
Virtually all harnesses go around the person's waist via a waistbelt and has two leg loops. The hareness is secured with a buckle that the thin part of the waistbelt is threaded through.
You can get a basic harness for around $60.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV