Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) Los Angeles, CA (one-day)
[nb: this is an expedited version of the 2-day Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) … all skills will be covered in only 1 long-ish day, but there will be a maximum of only 4 students! I’ve had a request for this special class due to family and other weekend commitments.]
This Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) is designed to provide students with the tools needed to jump to the next level of technical skill and become competent and safe canyoneers in ALL classes of canyons and touches on techniques and skills for Canyon Essentials (ACE-L3) and Canyon Rescue (ACE-L4). The practical experience that you gain during this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle advanced canyon obstacles and many unexpected situations. This extremely popular curriculum has set the standard by which all other courses and curriculums may be judged. This course was designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, but also forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5).
Prerequisite: Uber Adventures’ 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) or Instructor permission. Since this Two-Day Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our 3-Day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), you must have that training or extensive personal experience to be admitted to this class.
The topics covered include:
- Efficient Rope Management
- Advanced Knots & Hitches
- Retrievable/Releasable Anchor Systems
- Transient Anchors
- Artificial Anchors Installation & Inspection
- Advanced Rope Deployment Methods
- Multi-Pitch Rappels
- Simul Rappels
- Advanced Rope Work for Traverses/Re-Belays
- Guided Rappels & Tensioning Systems
- 3 Ascending Methods & Converting to Rappel
- Transitioning on top of Ascend
- Pothole Escape Techniques
- Basics of Mechanical Advantage
- Group Dynamics and Leadership
Basic personal gear is required for this course: Harness, Helmet, Rappel Device, Safety Tether, Multiple Locking HMS Carabiners, 48″ sling/runner/footloop, prusik loop. And any mechanical ascenders you would like to learn how to use (Ropeman II recommended … or Basic, Micro, etc .. bring them.) We will provide Ropeman II’s for training/practice! (Uber Adventures also offers a 10% discount off all gear purchased before/during/after this course!)
Tuition for this Advanced Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) is $395 per individual. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space in this class. While the deposit is non-transferrable and non-refundable, it may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, cancelling your participation. If 30 days notice are not given, the remainder of the course fee will be due regardless of whether or not you attend the course. Read more company/course policies here.
Included with tuition is all instruction and all group Canyoneering equipment, i.e.: ropes, webbing, rope bags, rapides, rigging, etc. … and a Certificate of Completion!! (If you’re traveling to Los Angeles for this course, inquire about some cheap/free camping/crashing opportunities.)
Warning: The activities in this course have been found to be addictive. Only those people prepared for ultimate adventure and nonstop fun need attend!
Instructor: Klaus Gerhart – ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education) Master Instructor/Certified Guide, American Canyon Guides Association (ACGA) Certified Guide, Officer and Instructor, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor, trained Whitewater Rafting Guide, former instructor for Sierra Club’s Wilderness Travel Course, and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.