(970) 949-9111


Come learn the art of rappelling and experience a unique thrill with the guides at Apex Mountain School. Rappelling, also known as abseiling, is an exciting form of mountain travel used to descend sheer cliff faces with ease.

Our guides will teach you all the skills needed to learn this art for yourself. You’ll get to rappel multiples times and we’ll give you personalized instruction on how to control your rappel, always with a full back up from an Apex guide. Apex welcomes all age, ability, and fitness levels. No experience is necessary. All technical gear (ropes, harnesses, helmets, and rappel devices) is provided.

Trust your Colorado rappelling experience to the abseil experts of Vail, Colorado. Our guides have introduced more visitors to rappelling than any other company in the Vail Valley, and our level of training and expertise is unmatched!

Ready to sign up? To register, click the Book It tab above. You may also call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page to request more info.

What to bring:

  • Beacon (rental available)
  • *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
  • Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
  • Mid layer top and bottom
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Winter jacket
  • Insulated “Puffy” Jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Food

You may also want to consider:

  • Synthetic wear
  • Ice cold fluids
  • Lip balm
  • Camera
  • Bug Spray

Apex provides:

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Harnesses (42”/44” max)
  • Helmets
  • Ropes, Belay Devices, Anchors
  • Professional Guide