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17 May
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UBERFest: Moab-Arches 2017

Who wants to go to Moab for some spring canyoneering?!

The fee for this 4-day canyoneering extravaganza is $45/person. The fee is non-refundable and includes camping! (If you cancel anytime after you sign-up, you forfeit your $45 as a cancellation fee.)  Since parking is our limiting factor, If you do not carpool to this event, you may be required to pay an additional fee.

Because canyoneering is inherently dangerous, this event is ONLY open to 1) people who have graduated from Uber Adventures’ 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) or greater (ACE-L2-L3-L4), or 2) students who have graduated from a 3-day technical canyoneering course from another approved provider, 3) anyone who has passed the Uber Adventures Equivalency Assessment, or 4) awesome partners with significant canyoneering experience!  (ACA’s ART of Canyoneering & ACA’s Ground School and many other courses are not sufficient training to attend this event).  If you’re not sure if your training or experience qualify, give me a shout before you sign-up! Because this event is SOCIAL, we will rely on experienced people to allow some rookies in their groups while descending appropriate canyons!

There are several Uber Adventures 3-Day Technical Canyoneering Courses (ACE-L1) offered between now and this event (including one immediately preceding this event in Moab.  If you want to go to this event, get the training and become a competent participant and valuable team member!

LEADERS: Most of the canyons in this region are short and straightforward.  Sometimes the difficulty is navigating to the drop-in and back to your car; and a couple of the canyons have some significant exposure for the first rappel … most are simple and strikingly beautiful!

CAMPING: I’ve reserved 2 group campsites near Moab, UT. “…located along one of the most scenic sections of the Colorado River, Navajo Sandstone cliffs soar above the river directly across from the campground!”  Together they will hold 40+ people (but only 20 cars)!  These 2 campsites each have one fire ring, a few picnic tables under a covered pavilion and enough room for our tents, as long as we’re friends (LOL)!!  There are pit-toilets (out houses), but no running water … there are a few local options for filling our water jugs and a couple nearby options for pay showers, along with gear shops, supermarkets and restaurants.  We are also only a few miles from the entrance to Arches National Park, and Verizon cell service!

CARPOOL!  DO IT!  It’s 11 hours away from Los Angeles.  Two people to a car would be reasonable when you consider camping gear, coolers, canyoneering gear and shuttling to the canyons. Also, it is likely that you will be canyoneering with your carpool mate since you are sharing transportation.

You are responsible for your own travel, and your own meals … except!…  we should absolutely DO A DESSERT POTLUCK on Friday evening at 8:00pm … bring something sweet to share!

CANYONEERING: Most of the canyons in the area are short, so I’ve put together some combos you could think about!  1) Elephant Butte & Dragonfly, 2) Tierdrop, Not Tierdrop & U-Turn, 3) Undercover & MMI, 4) Winter Camp Slot & Repeat Jr., 5) Rock of Ages & Camel Toe.  (I will help arrange canyon leaders with participants).

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK: Don’t forget about all the cool things to see in and around the park:  Delicate Arch & Wolfe Ranch, Landscape Arch, The Fiery Furnace, the Windows Section, Park Avenue, Corona Arch, etc.  When you find yourself done early one day, plan on doing one of those hikes to go see some arches!

DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPSITE: Will be provided to participants.

P.S.  Feel free to bring someone, however, if your +1 hasn’t taken the Uber Adventures 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) they need my approval.

Details

Start:
May 17 @ 4:00 pm
End:
May 21 @ 10:00 am
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/events/232422982/

Venue

Goose Island CG
Moab, UT United States + Google Map

Organizer

Klaus Gerhart

Upcoming…

 
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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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