Come out after work to learn how to rappel or to improve your current skills. We will have ropes set up from 5ft to 80ft and we'll use them to discuss safety and practice basic techniques used for canyoneering and caving.
People with no prior rappelling experience should join us at 6pm. From 7pm forward we'll practice more advanced skills.
If you have any technical equipment (helmet, gloves, harness, descenders, ascenders, ropes) bring it. If you don't have any that's ok, I'll have several different type of gear you can borrow and practice with to see how you like best: climbing harnesses, canyon harnesses, caving harnesses, all sort of descenders and prussiks.
6pm: Basic canyoneering techniques for swift water
7pm: Intermediate canyoneering techniques (anchors, rope management, contingency)
Show up at the time you're most interested in, but allocate at least 1h to practice.
Bring a headlamp and a sweater in case you stay till after dark (simulated cave environment).
NOTE: This practice will be focused on swift water canyoneering for an upcoming trip to "7 Teacups" on Labor Day weekend. Limited space available, email me if interested. YOU NEED TO BE PROFICIENT RAPPELING AND SWIMMING IN ORDER TO JOIN. WATCH VIDEO!
DISCLAIMER: I’M NOT A COMMERCIAL GUIDE OR INSTRUCTOR!
All my activities are run as a group of friends that get together to have fun and learn from each other with no fees involved. My vertical practices may provide you the minimum skill required to tag along on beginner trips but are no substitute for professional training. I have 10 years of caving and canyoneering experience and I've descended hundreds of fantastic caves and canyons in California, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Nepal, Australia, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France and other countries. I am also a Search & Rescue volunteer for the San Bernardino Sheriff, trained in High Angle, Mountain and Desert rescue, Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified. I will love to share with you all that I know, but keep in mind YOUR SAFETY IS ALWAYS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY!