Over the Edge Upstate - Thursday, April 29, 2021
Is there a minimum age to rappel?
No, but minors must have their waiver signed by a consenting parent or guardian.
Are there weight restrictions to rappel?
Yes, participants must be between 100-300 pounds to safely fit into the harness equipment.
Is Over the Edge safe?
Absolutely! Every Over the Edge event is set up as an industrial worksite and is compliant with all federal and state OSHA Fall Protection Standards and OSHA Federal and State Laws. Their policies and procedures adhere to the best practices identified by IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) counsel.
All members of the Over the Edge technical team are IRATA and SPRAT certified industrial rope access technicians. We also rely on the help of volunteers from local fire departments, SWAT teams and AMGA Guides to assist with the ropes. All have extensive training in areas like rope rescue and/or are instructors in rope rescue or climbing.
The Over the Edge technical team regularly orders new ropes. They are inspected by qualified technical staff at the start and end of each event. During the event, safety checks are performed for each person before they rappel, and every 2 1/2 hours the team re-inspects all the rigging.
To read more about safety, visit the Over the Edge site.
Do I get to practice before the big rappel?
Yes! You will have the opportunity to practice before you go Over the Edge. This training and practice session will help you get used to the harness, rappel device and technique for descending the building!
Will I have a scheduled time to go Over the Edge?
Yes, we will give you a time period (within an hour) in which your rappel will take place.
Is fundraising required?
Yes, in order to be able to go Over the Edge you must donate or raise at least $1,000. Your $25 registration fee counts towards that goal.
Will COVID -19 affect the event?
Over The Edge has developed a detailed plan on the safe execution of OTE events should group gathering and social distancing restrictions remain in place. Participants will be given more details on the COVID specific safety protocols closer to the event date.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably! Do not wear overly loose or baggy clothing, or clothing with long drawstrings. Wear soft-soled, close-toed shoes or sneakers.
Can I wear a costume?
Costumes are allowed. Every attempt will be made to fit costumes around harnesses and helmets. It is ultimately the decision of the Site Safety Supervisor. Stringy, loose, excessive costumes must be avoided. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet or obscure the vision are not allowed.
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