I, an experienced climber who knows how to rappel, would like to take some people on a scramble route that requires rappelling into a notch. The other people on the trip have standard top rope climbing experience (i.e. know how to tie in to their harness, and be lowered at the end of a top rope climb), but they do not know how to rappel.
My plan is to set up a rappel anchor, using one or more slings around a boulder and thread the rope through rappel rings, or more likely, quicklink carabiners.
The process to get down into the notch would be as follows:
- Rappel to the bottom, and go off rappel
- The other person would pull one end of the rope up and tie in to their harness
- I would put them on belay and lower them down as if they had just a finished a top rope climb
- Pull the rope through the anchor and continue on
Are there any special considerations for this method? How should I build the anchor knowing that the rope will be moving through it, possibly multiple times?