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Urban Rush: Building Rappel in La Paz

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    What to Expect
    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

    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 July 9, 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

    Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

    Amazing experience to have in La Paz and be sure to go face-first! You get to dress up as your favourite superhero and get an instruction before the actual action happens. They also go first so you get a feeling of security, and you are...More

    Thank aAdlhart
    Palezz, Director General at Urban Rush Bolivia, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

    Exactly, jumping out of a 17-story building is an incredible experience and more so if you do it with your favorite super hero. The best option is to go in front and the training is very easy. With our two ropes and our three-brake system,...More

    Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

    I went there yesterday and dit 2 jumps for only 250BOB- it was so much fun and the staff there were really nice and helpful. Do not hesitate and go!!!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 617st_phaniem
    Palezz, Director General at Urban Rush Bolivia, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

    You took the best option. You did a great job in the second jump, and if as you say everyone have to live this unforgettable experience. of jumping from a 17-story building. Thank you for your comment

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