UBERFest: Moab 2023
September 20 - September 24$65
UBERFest: Moab 2023
Who wants to go to Moab for some autumn canyoneering?!
- Arrival begins 12:00 noon
- Set up camp, orientation & socializing
- Greet friends, old & new, and plan canyon trips
- Take a hike or descend a short canyon
- Evening workshops, meet vendors, games & prizes
- Evening free
- Evening feast (provided) – Just BYOB
- Depart camp by 12:00 noon
COST: The fee for this 4-day canyoneering extravaganza is $65/person and includes 4 nights of camping, workshops, Saturday evening meal (bring your own beverages), and hot bottomless coffee provided every morning by 6am. The fee is non-refundable.
PREREQUISITE: Because canyoneering is an inherently dangerous sport, you must have prior canyoneering experience to attend. If you have not taken Uber Adventures’ Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) or have equivalent training, you must contact me directly for authorization to attend this event.
DISCLAIMER: You will be required to sign a liability release form to attend this event. Canyoneering is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Canyoneering and associate activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Canyoneering exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training or skill. By your participation in any activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event. If you wish to participate you should be physically and mentally prepared with the appropriate gear. You are responsible for your own safety, not the person leading the event. You should always be aware of the risks involved in outdoor activities and conduct yourself accordingly. You need to be fully self-sufficient and not rely on anyone for help.
We will have sign-up sheets at the campsite to help you organize canyon trips, and we will help you with appropriate canyon selections. We do not however put the canyon trips together. This is all up to you (the participants) to organize and execute. We cannot guarantee you a place on any canyon trip. Canyon leaders are NOT guides and are not paid. They are just helping with logistics. Who goes on the trip is solely up to them. You MUST be an active participant in the canyon, carry group gear/ropes, help with rigging, bagging rope, and be completely self-sufficient.
LEADERS: Everyone should be prepared to LEAD at least ONE canyon descent during this event. Do not attend with the intention of everyone else doing all the work! There are several Uber Adventures Technical Canyoneering Courses (ACE-L1) offered throughout the Southwest 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!
There are many canyons to choose from both inside and outside the park. Most canyons in the area are short, so we’ve put together some combos you could think about!
- Elephant Butte & Dragonfly
- Tierdrop, Not Tierdrop & U-Turn
- Undercover & MMI
- Winter Camp Slot & Repeat Jr.
- Rock of Ages & Camel Toe.
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 enjoy some arches!
BETA: Be prepared and review beta for the area canyons in advance.
Road Trip Ryan: https://www.roadtripryan.com/go/a/utah/moab
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Permits are now required for each canyon route within the park. If you descend more than one canyon in a day, you will need a permit for each canyon.
- Everyone should thoroughly review the information at the NPS website here https://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/canyoneer.htm
- A timed-entry reservation and ticket are also now required to enter the park between 7am – 4pm. You may enter before 7am or after 4pm without a ticket. Everyone should review that information here. https://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/timed-entry-pilot.htm
- You also need a park pass to enter the park (either a 7-day pass or an annual pass).
CAMPING: We’ve reserved 2 group campsites near Moab, UT. Together they will hold 65 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. There are pit-toilets but no running water. Pickup campers are permitted, but RVs are not and there are no hook ups. 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 cell service! If the group campsite fills up, you may make arrangements for alternative accommodations and still participate in the event. However, the $60 fee is required whether you camp with us or not.
CARPOOL! You are responsible for your own travel; however, parking at the campsite is limited to 20 vehicles. We recommend that you carpool. Two or three people to a car would be reasonable when you consider camping gear, coolers, canyoneering gear and shuttling to the canyons.