Waterfall Rappelling

Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Broadway and West 76th Street
7:30AM
to 7:00PM
7:30AM to 7:00PM
Arrive by 7:15AM
Intensity
4/10
18+

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About the trip

WHAT WE LOVE

  • See waterfalls from a new perspective
  • Learn how to rappel

  • Step outside fo your comfort zone

  • Visit a remote mountain clove

YOUR DAY

Break out of your comfort zone on this exhilarating day of waterfall rappelling in the Catskills. We will begin with a short hike through the beautiful trails of the Catskills to the edge of the first waterfall. Once we reach the falls our guides will set up the anchor system, and give us thorough canyoneering instruction. We'll review safety procedures and even get a few tips! Then it's time to go! Our day will be spent rappelling, descending down a near-vertical rock face alongside cascading waterfalls.  Throughout our jam-packed adventure we will rappel down five different waterfalls, dropping 1500 feet over less than two miles. We will feel a world away from the city, as the fresh water splashes in our faces.

It's not all down, though, expect to finish the day with a short, but challenging hike uphill and out of the remote notch. This is a true adventure and exploration.

Perfect for : Fit adventurers looking for a new experience

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Level 4/10
Upper West SideBroadway and West 76th Street
7:30AM to 7:00PMArrive by 7:15AM

Pack List

BRING
  • Your lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • A backpack that securely holds your lunch, water and extra clothes.  You must have your hands free for this trip.  Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection, visit our partners.
  • A ziplock bag for your phone or camera if you plan to have either in your pack.
  • A change of dry clothes for the ride home: anything comfy that you wish to bring, including dry shoes.  The dry clothes will be left in the van.
WEAR
  • Synthetic, moisture-wicking athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Optional: bathing suit under your clothes
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners -- your footwear must fit your foot well and have an aggressive sole.  Polyester of ploypropylene hiking socks.
  • Sunscreen
INCLUDED
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits

Drive to Meet Option

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out.  You'll meet your guide at the Plattekill Travel Plaza at 8:45 AM. Please see the map for directions.

 

Intensity Level

Level 3

EASY ACTIVE - PERFECT FOR ACTIVE FIRST TIMERS

Level 3 trips will give you a broad sense of what hiking is all about. Test yourself on intermediate terrain, including light rock scrambles and ascending multiple peaks. The trips will invigorate you and inspire you to continue strengthening your hiking skills.

ACTIVITY

Three to five hours is standard. Prepare for the trip by jogging three miles or exercising two or three days a week.

DISTANCES

Plan on getting starter miles under your belt. You’ll be hiking three to six miles on this trip, the average distance run in an hour-long basketball game.

SURFACES

You’ll be hiking on rolling terrain with bare rock surfaces, steeps, roots and small boulders.

ELEVATION CHANGE

There could be up to 1,000 feet of change in the day.

ALTITUDE

From sea level to 3,000 feet.

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