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24 Oct

2-Day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) – Las Vegas, NV

Learn to Canyoneer!     

Canyoneering and Canyoning are terms used to describe an adventure sport that combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, rock-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls.

Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport in the US, and has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade.  This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely.  Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and swift water training teach related skills for your ‘toolbox’, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized, and much of the gear and many of the techniques of Canyoneering are distinctly different from those of the other sports …and, that’s where we come in!

Prerequisite: None

This is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate cayoneers refine their current skill set!  The topics and skills covered will include:

  • Knots, Bends and Hitches
  • Canyon Rating System
  • Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy
  • Specific Gear Choices, Requirements, Use and Care
  • Belays, Lowering and Handlines
  • Natural, Artificial, Transient & Human Anchors
  • Static and Contingency Riggings
  • Rope Deployment, Coiling, Bagging and Etiquette
  • Rappelling Techniques & On-Rope Skills 
    (Adding Friction Pre-rappel, Mid-rappel, Locking Off, etc.)
  • Specialized Rappelling Techniques 
    (Hard Starts, Soft Starts, Free-Hanging, Over-Hanging, etc.)
  • Basic Climbing & Down Climbing Skills 
    (Bridging, Stemming, Partner Assists, Partner Captures, etc.)
  • Safety Checking and Basic Self-Rescue
  • And, within each of these broad subjects are a myriad of skills and tools.

Host:  Klaus Gerhart          Instructors:  Klaus Gerhart, and team

The cost of this course is only $395! (The course fee is non-refundable, but may be put toward a future class during the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, cancelling your participation in this course.)  Please read more course/company policies here.

This class will begin at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area near the Boulder Beach Campground at 7:00am and will finish around 5:00pm each afternoon. You’ll need to arrange for your own camping or lodging  and transportation for this course.

Required gear for this course is a harness and a helmet (we can loan these out if you don’t have them … and we will offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course, and we’ll also be loaning out carabiners, descenders, tethers, foot loops, prussiks, etc.  Feel free to borrow our gear for this course, until you determine what your needs will be.

**Since we do not loan out classroom gear for our recreational canyon descent on the Monday following this course, consider purchasing our gear kit for this course, and for your future in this sport!  http://uberadventures.net/product/basic-canyoneering-gear-kit/**

If you have Monday free, stay and join us for a recreational descent of a local canyon to put your new skills to use!

Details

Start:
October 24, 2020
End:
October 25, 2020
Cost:
$395
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Venue

Lake Mead NRA
268 Lakeshore Rd
Boulder City, NV 89005 United States
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Organizer

Klaus Gerhart

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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

 

The address below is our mailing address.

1887 Whitney Mesa Dr #1969, Henderson, NV 89014

323-493-0104

Availability

 

As we are primarily an Adventure Sports Training Center & Outdoors School, we spend most of our time in the field. If you are in need of advice on technical gear, or have questions about our programs, please give us a call or send us an e-mail.  We have closed our brick-and-mortar store in Los Angeles.  Gear is now sold via our online store with the possibility of having it delivered to your course or mailed to your address, only.  We may also have select gear available for purchase during our courses, but this is not a guarantee.  It is best to pre-order what you might need!

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