What is the most difficult part for going Over the Edge?
- Most people have the most difficult time with getting their weight off the roof into the harness.
- Once you have made it Over the Edge, you will have a radio to communicate with your Over the Edge Technician.
Do I need training prior to the event?
- No, you do not need prior training.
- When you arrive on site you will check in at registration and be escorted to the Staging area where you will be fitted for gear.
- Once you are fitted for gear, you will be escorted to the training area where you will have the opportunity to hang in the harness and practice using the descender.
How long will it take to rappel down?
- It will take between 5 and 15 minutes to get to the bottom.
What do I wear?
- Sneakers, light hikers, something with a soft and light-colored sole
- It is recommended to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts to avoid scraped knees and elbows. Athletic pants, tights, and jeans are suitable
- No short shorts. The harness goes around your legs, waist, and shoulders, so it is best to avoid anything too bulky.
- Shirts should be comfortable and without draw cords
- Long hair should be tied or pinned back
- Sunglasses are permitted with a tie to secure them, provided by Over the Edge
- No sandals, climbing shoes, slip-on shoes, slippers, flip flops, high heels, or steel toes boots!
- All rappel gear will be provided by Over the Edge.
Can I bring personal belongings?
- Personal belongings, such as, keys, cell phones, and jewelry that can get caught on things are not allowed to go Over the Edge with you.
- You will check in droppable items with a staff member on-site.
- Sorry, no phones or cameras on the roof. Photographers will be available during the event to capture your experience. Helmet cams are provided at a certain fundraising level.
- Please note: Nothing goes over the edge without prior approval
What can I do to practice?
- Most common complaint from participants after rappelling is that their forearms are sore during descent. Proper technique makes a lot of difference, but using a squeeze ball once in a while doesn’t hurt either. Note: You will be using your left hand to squeeze the devise.
- Go rock climbing! Rock climbing will not only strengthen your forearms, but also allows you to hang in a harness
Can my family and friends come to the roof top with me?
- Unfortunately, family and friends of the participants will not be allowed up on the roof top. The roof is a restricted access area. Photographers will take pictures from the roof, ensuring each participant gets a picture of himself or herself going Over the Edge.
Where do my family and friends stand while I rappel?
- There will be a big party on the ground for family and friends to watch your rappel, including a huge interactive kids’ carnival for your youngest supporters!