Our rappelling trips generally involve a little hiking to the bluff, and a lot of hiking or scrambling up the bluff after each rappel. Participants will be assisted with set up and safety-belayed as they control their own speed down the rope. Our trips are designed for a group of 10-15 people, and require no previous experience. Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in rappelling. All rappelling equipment is included in the trip price.
The Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Program is not currently running any RAPPELLING trips. Please check back another time.
Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.