Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) Las Vegas, NV
February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023$395
Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) – Las Vegas, NV
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!
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.
Instructors: Ben Lewis
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 year if 7-day notice is given cancelling your participation in this course.) Please read more course/company policies here.
We can supply you with all the gear you need for the course. All borrowed gear may be returned at the end of the last day of class. If you’d like to purchase canyoneering-specific gear before, during, or after the course, check out our web store. Be sure to call and ask about a 10% student discount on the basic gear kit! http://uberadventures.net/product/basic-canyoneering-gear-kit/
If you have Monday free, ask about joining us for a recreational descent of a local canyon to put your new skills to use! We can’t always host these, but we do it when we can!