Rappelling in Southern Utah and St. George is alive and well with a multitude of locations to choose from.
/ræˈpɛl, rə-/ Show Spelled [ra-pel, ruh-] Show IPA noun, verb, rap·pelled, rap·pel·ling.
1. (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a steep incline or past an overhang by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid out gradually in the descent.
verb (used without object)
2. to descend by means of a rappel.
1930–35; < French: mountaineering term, literally, a recall.