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15 Dec

Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) St George, UT – ‘Intensive’=All skills in only one day!

Improve your skills and expand your ‘toolbox’!

Uber Adventures’ Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for Leading Canyons, and others for an improved toolbox of skills; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice.  While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon.  This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges … when things don’t go quite as planned!

While this course is designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, it also serves as a bridge between the Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) and the Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4), and forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5)!

Skills covered include:

  • Alternate Guided Rappel Options to keep people dry
  • Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management
  • Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging for speeding things up
  • Static Courtesy Rappels to make hard-starts easier
  • Dynamic Courtesy Rappels to make super-hard-starts safer and easier
  • Lowering Systems for emergencies and speed
  • Pre-Rigged Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel
  • Static & Dynamic Edge Protection to increase rope life
  • Direct Top Belays, Handlines and Sequencing
  • Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel
  • Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue
  • Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot)
  • Constructing a Swiss Seat or Swami for rescue or gear failure
  • Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies
  • Advanced Friction Options

Prerequisites: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course, we recommend that you’ve either taken both courses or have significant relevant personal experience before taking this class (please inquire if you’re unsure if this is the correct course for your current skill set).

Required Gear: Harness, Helmet, Rappel Device, Figure 8 for Rigging, Gloves, 5-6 HMS Screwgate Carabiners, 48″ Sling or Foot Loop, Personal Safety Tether/Lanyard, Prusik Loop, Ascender(s), 20′ Cordelette or Canyon Cordelette (and appropriate shoes and pack).

Logistics: This course will be on Friday, on location in the Virgin River Gorge!  (If you are traveling to Cedar Pocket for this course, inquire about cheap/free camping opportunities.)

Tuition: This Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is $395 per individual.  Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferrable but may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given cancelling your participation in this course.  Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup.  Included with tuition is: A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION!!

Instructor:  Klaus Gerhart

Please read the course policies here:  Policies

Details

Date:
December 15
Cost:
$395
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Website:
http://www.meetup.com/canyoneeringzion

Venue

Virgin River Gorge
36.950773, -113.797959
St George, UT United States
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Organizer

Klaus Gerhart

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WHY CHOOSE UBER?

 

UBER Adventures: America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community. While we are not the first, we are arguably the best ... and certainly the busiest. We're pretty sure we offer more courses to more students in a year than all other technical canyoneering training providers in America ... combined.

So, browse the site and find the perfect class for your skill level, at the right location, and at the right time of year for YOUR schedule!

Contact Info

 

Offices, Classroom & Retail Store!

21901 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

323-493-0104

Store Hours

 

STORE HOURS ARE VARIABLE

As we are primarily an Adventure Sports Training Center & Outdoors School, we spend much of our time in the field. If you are in need of technical gear or advice, or have questions about our programs, please call to make sure someone's minding the store. These are the hours we try to keep: Monday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm (though we are regularly available at other times!)

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