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18 Aug

3-Day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) Los Angeles, CA

(…you’re invited to stay an extra day and descend a local canyon with us on Monday!)

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 others.

The cost of this course is $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.  If 30 days notice are not given, the remaining balance will be due whether you attend the course or not.)  If you’re traveling to Los Angeles for this course, please inquire about cheap/free camping/crashing opportunities.  Please read more course/company policies here.

This class will begin on the evening of Day 1 (7:00pm-9:30pm) at the new HQ for UBER Adventures, 21901 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311, with an orientation, introduction, and presentation emphasizing the canyon rating system, gear, weather, canyon topography, safety considerations, and a rundown of the logistics for the rest of the course … and getting to know each other.  The class will reconvene on Days 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday) at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth and will run from 7am-5:00pm both days.

Required gear for this course is a harness and a helmet (we can loan these out if you don’t have them … and we 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.

Details

Start:
August 18 @ 7:00 pm
End:
August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$395
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering

Venue

Uber Adventures
21901 Devonshire St
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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Phone:
747-224-0970
Website:
http://www.uberadventures.net

Organizer

Klaus Gerhart

Upcoming…

 
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Interested in a learn to Rappel & Canyoneer class? This class is a very basic introduction to rappelling, safety checks, communication and fireman belaying (bottom belaying). It lasts all day and is FUN, FUN, FUN!
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Learn to Canyoneer! This basic/intermediate technical canyoneering course teaches the skills required to descend the majority of canyons across America. You'll be impressed by our curriculum and by your own skills toolbox once you've taken this class!
This advanced canyoneering course 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 Leader and Canyon Rescue.
Learn to Canyoneer! This basic/intermediate technical canyoneering course teaches the skills required to descend the majority of canyons across America. You'll be impressed by our curriculum and by your own skills toolbox once you've taken this class!
Interested in a learn to Rappel & Canyoneer class? This class is a very basic introduction to rappelling, safety checks, communication and fireman belaying (bottom belaying). It lasts all day and is FUN, FUN, FUN!
Uber Adventures' Canyon Leader 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.
Prevent the need for calling in an expensive Search And Rescue team with this Canyon Rescue Course. Avoid putting rescuers at risk. Avoid spending the night in a canyon. Continue a canyon descent with a non-critically injured teammate.
Learn to Canyoneer! This basic/intermediate course teaches the skills required to descend the majority of canyons across America. You'll be impressed by our curriculum and by your own skills toolbox once you've taken this class!
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 Leader and Canyon Rescue.
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Learn to Canyoneer! This basic/intermediate technical canyoneering course teaches the skills required to descend the majority of canyons across America. You'll be impressed by our curriculum and by your own skills toolbox once you've taken this class!

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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