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Waterfall Rappelling – Ripley Falls, NH

Ripley Falls – 100feet Chicks On The Rocks Difficulty: Moderate Danger: High (ledge, cliff, slippery) Guess who got to rap down the waterfall first? LOL! If you know me well, you know that I absolutely LOVE rappelling. But I had never done waterfall rappelling, so when I saw the Groupon for this, I had to do this! Noreen suggested that we do this the day after Seek The Peak since we would be in North Conway anyways. We quickly booked our reservations for our first Waterfall Rappelling with Northeast Mountaineering (NEM) . On the day of our rappel, we met up at the Bunkhouse on Rt 16 in Bartlett, NH. Brett and Anthony checked us in and we all signed waivers. We spent about 30 minutes getting outfitted with their gear and going over rappelling basics. We drove out to the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trailhead off of US 302. It’s a short 0.6 mile hike to a basin at the base of the falls. From there we carefully crossed the Avalanche Brook to its south bank. And then we ma