America's Premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community!
Uber Adventures teaches the Association for Canyoneering Education (ACE) curriculum and proudly offers all 4 of the standard ACE curricula courses outlined below. In addition to the ACE-L1-L2-L3-L4 courses, Uber Adventures also offers America's only relevant Swiftwater Canyoneering Course, the ACE L5 Canyoneering Guide Assessment (Certification), and a variety of split-course options. Our courses are offered throughout the year across the Southwest. After reviewing the course descriptions on this page, you can find the locations and dates on our Course Calendar page or in our online store (reached by selecting the 'Enroll' button on the corresponding description.) If you don't find the course dates and locations you want, inquire about a private course!
Exceptional Training in Extraordinary Locations!
Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE L1)
Learn to Canyoneer!
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 their toolbox, and to help intermediate cayoneers refine their current skill set!
Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE L2)
The 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 (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).
Canyon Leader Course (ACE L3)
Improve your skills and expand your ‘toolbox’!
Uber Adventures’ Canyon Leader Course (ACE L3) is designed to prepare some for organizing canyon trips 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). It also forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE L5)!
Canyon Rescue Course (ACE L4)
The Canyon Rescue Course (ACE L4) by Uber Adventures teaches the skills necessary to perform immediate, in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues, and how to assist with group emergencies … all with your groups’ normal rack-and-pack (the minimal gear you should carry on your harnesses and in your packs.)
This course not only teaches you the skills and methods necessary to execute a variety of rescue procedures, but it provides the impetus for critical thinking through an emergency.
With the technical skills presented in this course, you could prevent the need for calling in an expensive Search and Rescue team, avoid putting rescuers at risk, avoid spending the night in a canyon, and continue a canyon descent with a non-critically injured teammate.
America's Only Swiftwater Canyoneering Course!
Swiftwater Canyoneering – Kern County, CA
This course will be challenging … and empowering!
Canyons with strong current, water volume and hydraulics pose dangers that dry canyons (Class ‘A’) and low-flow, or standing-water canyons (Class ‘B’) do not. This course provides skills, knowledge and experiential training FOR exactly that type of environment, IN exactly that type of environment. We’ve taken the relevant skills from a Swiftwater Rescue Course and combined them with the relevant skills for Canyoneering in Class ‘C’ canyons and have produced this hybrid Swiftwater Canyoneering Course!
This is the only course of its kind being taught in America! Tuition includes camping, elaborate handouts, and a Certificate of Completion! It will begin at 7am each day and will finish around 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 5:00pm on Sunday.
Association for Canyoneering Education (ACE) CERTIFICATION!
ACE Guide Assessment (Certification) (ACE L5)
Association for Canyoneering Education (ACE)
Our Mission: To set an American Standard to which professional canyon guides and instructors can be held; to present a clear path to certification for professional canyon guides; to host professional canyon guide assessments; to develop standardized technical canyoneering curricula; and to develop relationships between land managers, guide services, and training providers.
ACE will provide:
- Certification for professional canyon guides
- Standardized curricula for canyoneering instructors
- Safety forums and tools for the canyoneering community
Please follow the link for details on the process to become a certified guide, and the benefits that accompany certification. Even if guiding isn’t in your future, the Assessment is great proof of your competence in the canyon environment. While this program is new, it is a strong one, and one which has drawn on the successes and learned from the failures of a variety of programs, both in the sport of canyoneering, and many others.