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Rappelling (Snappling) in Jerusalem

A unique way to see the Old City is by rappelling off the side of the Tayelet or Gei Ben Hinnom

Best time: all year round

Rappelling - or snappling - is a fun activity in Jerusalem. While the most popular sites are located in the Valley of Hinnom, it is also possible to rappel off government buildings and other structures in Jerusalem. Rappelling down old city walls is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience - or as they say in Israel “chavayot." This great activity takes about two hours and is even available for children.

You can also attend the Jerusalem Ropes Course, which is located on Ammunition Hill and gives you the opportunity to try an 80m Omega zipline, rope ladders, sky swings, acrobatic rope walking, and other fun things for adults, children, and teenagers.

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What is rappelling and what is the difference between rappelling and snappling?

Rappelling refers to descending a mountain or cliff by using equipment such as ropes. Snappling is another term for rappelling, which is commonly used in Israel. Snappling and rappelling involve the same techniques and gear, with the only distinction being that snappling is a Hebrew term. Show more

Where are the best spots to go rappelling in Jerusalem and why?

The Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem offers the best spots for rappelling, such as the Tayelet and the Gei Ben Hinnom. Both locations provide breathtaking views of the Old City. Climbers can also visit the government buildings and old city walls for a unique historical experience. The Jerusalem Ropes Course is another highly recommended spot for adventure-seekers. Show more

When is the best time to go rappelling in Jerusalem and what should I wear?

The ideal time for rappelling in Jerusalem is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when temperatures are cooler and the sun's rays are less intense. The recommended attire for climbing includes comfortable and durable clothing, like hiking and athletic attire. You should wear climbing shoes that offer good grip and support to avoid injuries and gloves to prevent rope burn. Sunscreen and a water bottle are also necessary. Show more

How difficult is rappelling in Jerusalem and is it safe for children?

The difficulty of rappelling in Jerusalem solely relies on the location, rope length, and the level of experience of the climber. For example, the Valley of Hinnom's rappelling activity suits both families with children and beginners. Professional guides lead the activity and provide safety equipment such as harnesses, ropes, and helmets. As long as children follow the instructions from the guides, rappelling in Jerusalem is a safe activity. Show more

Are there any training or equipment requirements needed for rappelling in Jerusalem?

Participating in rappelling in Jerusalem demands proper equipment like harnesses, gloves, helmets, ropes, and climbing shoes. Additionally, novice climbers and families with children need expert guidance and supervision. Before engaging in the activity, participants receive detailed information about safety procedures, equipment usage, and rappelling techniques. Training is provided by climbing organizations and guides, and participants are required to sign a waiver before beginning the activity. Show more

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