Habitat Challenge, an urban rappel


Few fundraising events present the kind of thrilling, bucket-list experience like the Habitat Challenge, presented by Harborstone Credit Union. It’s a 245′ urban rappel down Tacoma’s second-tallest building – Hotel Murano – to raise funds for affordable housing in our community.

Some take the Habitat Challenge to conquer fears; others to mark a milestone; some do it just for the bragging rights.

This is not your typical rock-climbing rappel! We partner with Over the Edge (OTE) and their certified industrial ropes specialists manage the rappel. Anyone age 13+ and weighing between 100-300 lbs can safely rappel, and no experience is needed. However, participants must be able to climb two flights of stairs and a short ladder to access the rappel site. Edgers also need the leg strength to independently step up to the roof’s parapet. Globally, OTE has a history of over 75,000 descents at 372 buildings with no safety incidents.

A $50 registration fee holds your spot on the ropes and counts toward the $1,000 fundraising goal. We make fundraising easy with an online platform that tracks your progress and donors, including a unique URL that you can customize with your own photos, a statement about yourself and why you’re going over the edge for Habitat.

Proceeds benefit Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity's affordable homeownership and foreclosure prevention programs, making it possible for families to be safely housed during these challenging times.

  • Friday, Aug. 27, 2021
  • Location: 4824 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: 2536275626130
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $50 registration fee; fundraising required
Habitat Challenge, an urban rappel