We have been taking vertical rope climbing lessons for the last 4 weeks. Last Saturday we got to put the lessons to practice. We visited Signal Light Pit in Alabama.
The pit is located in the town of Jasper. It is behind a neighborhood. I think it’s more dangerous to walk to the pit than rappelling off of it. We had to cross a railroad track (never a good idea and should be avoided whenever possible). The pit is a about 75ft deep. There is a cave at the bottom. We did not explore the cave.
We rigged 4 ropes around the pit so we could practice 4 very different points.
I was not able to secure the camera on my rappel so I did not take photos from the bottom of the pit. The view with the sun coming thru was incredible.
I have to say that I’m not a rapeller or as crazy about the sport as some people are. I do find it challenging and worth doing. I am still thinking whether I should spend the money on the gear.
Camera: Canon M2 with EFM 22mm 2.0