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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  • Melissa P.

    Another scrumptiously awesome class by Rich. My mind was still in processing mode from the Level 1 a few days prior, but I got a lot out of this class. Now that I have taken Level 2, I feel NOW I would be a contributing member of a canyoneering team, even if "things" go down that aren't canyon-textbook perfect. Thanks again. I can't wait to go out and play.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Rico T.

    Rich is the awesome master of canyoneering, with years and years of experience. If you haven't taken the class , go do it, you'll have not regret .

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Tom C.

    I'm attending the lvl 1 course earlier in the week and I'm trying to get the time off for this one as well.

    February 4, 2013

  • Shad

    Sounds like fun, But I am tied up in my own outdoor adventures the next 8 months.

    February 1, 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.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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