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Urban Rush: Building Rappel in La Paz

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    Your rappelling adventure begins at the Hotel Presidente on Potosí Street in downtown La Paz, across from the San Francisco Church. Take the elevator to the 15th floor and walk up two flights of stairs to reach the Urban Rush office.

    Before donning your gear, peruse through the costumes and decide who you want to be for this daredevil feat. Captain America? Batman? How about Santa, the seasoned pro of rappelling?

    After you dress up, expert guides will fit you into top-notch quality equipment and provide a safety briefing. They will show you two main types of rappelling. In the traditional method of descent, you’re facing the wall seated in your harness. With the attached rope hanging in front of you, you jump backward from the wall and make your way down.

    If you want to go rap jumping, another form of rappelling, expect to learn an action film–worthy maneuver where you position your body perpendicular to the wall for a headfirst descent.

    After the briefing, your guides will take you through practice runs on a mini-wall inside.

    Once you feel confident — or at least better prepared — head to the platform for the big event! Perched high above the city on the 17th floor, you might focus on the sweeping views to calm your nerves before the 164-foot (50-meter) descent.

    Suspend all common sense and scamper down that wall of steel! Control your speed by tightening or loosening your grip on your rope. Remember there are two safety ropes, and expert guides stand above and below you with additional brake support.

    Just when you think you got the hang of it, you reach the sixth floor, where your guides stop you to prepare for the free fall. Let go of your rope and kick off hard from the wall, plummeting toward a terrace where an expert guide on the bottom platform stands ready to receive you. This guide and the one above slow and stop your fall safely as you land.

    Once you realize you made it in one piece, your guide will show you the way back to the 17th-floor office to gather your belongings.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    The staff was exceedingly thorough in their instructions so that you felt very comfortable jumping out of a building. Great adrenaline rush and the family loved it

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank A2077MJkevinp
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Amazing experience! Professional and very friendly staff. Had a great time and really recommend it!! Enjoy the jump and must put a costume on to have the full experience :D

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Astirsales
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    I found Urban Rush amazing! It was very funny and amusing. I felt safe during the entire experience. I recommend it

    Thank 262matildem
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Urban rush was a blast. Repelling from the 17th floor of the hotel was insane. And the free fall was such a rush! Kevin, our guide, did a great job explaining everything to ensure we felt safe and confident. Highly recommend doing two jumps. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bryce_411
    Palezz, Director General at Urban Rush Bolivia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for the comment and for your visit. Our guides are always attentive that people can achieve this great challenge. Very good choice to do both jumps as you said in the first descent allows you to discover everything, and in the second you...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

    While visiting La Paz with my family, me and my brother took the chance to climb down Hotel Presidente. We turned into the Ninja Turtles and ran down the wall. It was a really good arrangement and even though the adrenaline, the height and the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Andreaslarsson81
    Palezz, Director General at Urban Rush Bolivia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for the comment. We are very happy that both can do the activity and overcome this great challenge of much adrenaline. We will remember you guys and your great family who encouraged you from below. Regards

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