ART of Canyoneering • Level 2

2 Days $95

Instructor: Rich Carlson

ART of Canyoneering Level 2 workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced canyoneers. Participants learn and practice specialized anchors, rigging and techniques, along with the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills required to competently descend technical canyons.

Skills learned prepare students for our Canyon Leader and Canyon Rescue Technician workshops. Also highly recommended as an introduction to canyoneering for SAR team members and professional rock climbing guides.

Skills and techniques covered include:

  • advanced knots and hitches for rope, cord and webbing
  • specialized rappelling and belaying techniques for canyoneering
  • ascending, knot-passing and transitions
  • tandem and assisted rappels
  • pothole escape techniques
  • problem-solving and route finding
  • static and dynamic courtesy anchor systems
  • appropriate use of friction and sequencing for marginal anchors
  • advanced rigging systems for canyoneering
  • guided rappels, deviations and rebelays
  • multi-pitch rappels
  • tips and tricks from Rich's 30+ years canyoneering

Prerequisite: Level 1 Skill Sets

Required Gear:

  • Totem Rigging & Rappelling Device
  • (2) VT Prusiks
  • 6 feet 6mm cord for knot tying and Prusik
  • (4-5) Locking HMS (pear shaped) carabiners
  • (2) 48 inch (120cm) sewn sling
  • Personal Safety Lanyard (e.g. Petzl Spelegyca, Purcell Prusik)
  • Micri Traxion or Ropeman II
  • Mini PMP Pulley (Petzl Partner or Rock Exotica Mini)
  • Petzl Tibloc
  • 30 feet of 1 inch webbing
  • (2) 5/16 inch (8mm) QuickLinks

Of course you will also need your harness, helmet, appropriate footwear (approach shoes recommended), leather gloves and a pack to carry your gear. We will be outside most of the time so dress appropriately for the anticipated weather. Layering recommended. Bring at least two quarts of water, lunch and snacks each day.

15% Discount on Gear

If you are missing anything on the Required Gear list, we encourage you to wait and purchase it during the workshop. You will be given a chance to try different combinations of gear to discover what works best for you, plus you will receive a 15% discount on gear purchased during the workshop.

Private Instruction Available

If the workshops on our calendar do not suit your schedule or objectives, you may want to consider private instruction. All of our workshops are available on a private basis and can be customized to match your abilities and objectives, allowing for the utmost personal attention.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent instruction. The best thing to do is learn how to stay out of trouble. The next best thing is to know how to get out of trouble. Rich teaches you both, with simple, elegant techniques that are truly an art. No matter what instruction you may have had, the Art classes take you further!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Rico T.

    I see that you have level 2 classes on Feb21-22, I was wondering if I can attend that two days instead of the Feb 23-24 class? Also some people on the wait list can go if I'm allowed to change my class date to the Feb 21-22 class. I would also like to change my level 1 class to the Feb 18-19 if that's convenient for you? Thanks

    February 7, 2013

    • Rich C.

      Yes. No problem switching.

      February 8, 2013

  • Fred S.

    Is it possible to test out of Level 1 Skill Sets?

    January 30, 2013

    • Rich C.

      It would be logistically impossible to set up a "test". I am willing to waive the prerequisite for people I know whose skills I am familiar with and for those who have participated in an equivalent course.

      February 8, 2013

  • Matt M.

    I am interested in this workshop but have not completed Level 1, I do have comparable experience.

    January 29, 2013

    • Rich C.

      If you review the skills list on the Level 1 workshop and can assure me you are comfortable with them, I will accept you into Level 2.

      January 29, 2013

    • Matt M.

      Sounds fair enough. I should be signed up now, just waiting to be confirmed.

      January 30, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for ART of Canyoneering • Level 2

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 20 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: If we receive your cancellation notice at least 20 days prior to the workshop start date, we will issue your choice of a refund, minus a 10% (of total workshop fee) cancellation fee or a full credit toward a future workshop.

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