Abseiling & Rescue. Abseiling is the process of descending natural cliffs. Associated activities include single pitch top rope climbing, and multi pitch lead climbing. Rock-climbing activities are conducted to challenge others in an atmosphere of perceived high risk with minimal actual risk, to build self esteem and enhance self concept and to provide opportunities for students to work with others in a practical situation. The ability to respond to developing situations in a vertical context by applying high level knowledge of roping systems, safe usage practise, group management and vertical rescue skills are inherent in the conduct of rock-climbing activities.