Canyoneering Safety Workshop, Morning Session

This free, hands-on workshop will explore the cause of canyoneering accidents and near accidents over the last several years and provide solutions to prevent future occurrences.

Additional topics covered include:

Basic self-rescue

Myths surrounding common canyoneering knots and bends

Anchor evaluation


Instructor: Steve Morga,  owner of Intrepid Adventure Sports.

Steve is an American Canyon Guides Association Certified Guide and board member.

Bring your harness and helmet to the workshop.


More details to follow.

CONTACT:

Steve Morga[masked]


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  • Stacie B.

    Would it be possible to get on the morning instead of the afternoon so I can do the afternoon hike?

    November 16, 2013

    • Steve M.

      Sorry Stacie I was not able to see your request in time

      November 17, 2013

  • ronald h.

    what a great re introduction to an exciting was to exploit the wonders of our great valley, thanks steve, you emphasized effectively that there is nothing to be afraid of, if you check, recheck, and stay concentrated, which was Jerry's comment about the danger of chatter when someone is hooking up, distractions can kill. great reminder that anything worth doing is worth doing right.

    November 16, 2013

  • Doug Van E.

    Thanks, Steve. Reviewing those accidents and discussing ways to increase safety and total group participation can not be stressed enough.

    November 16, 2013

  • Jerry Y.

    Steve, Thank you for taking your time to share such important information. I'm sure we'll all be safer because of it. I would like to encourage everyone to take, or in my case retake, Steve's Technical Canyoneering Course. There is one this coming weekend and I'm sure next spring. I learned even more the second time.
    I'm excited to have Steve as a new resident of.Happy Valley. (GJ)
    What a great plus for our canyoneering community.

    November 16, 2013

  • Louis B.

    A great work shop. I leaerned a lot of gret safety ideas.

    November 16, 2013

  • Jerry Y.

    Such important information to be aware of. Thanks Steve for sharing your knowledge and time. Well presented. I would highly encourage anyone who hasn't taken Steve's Technical Canyoneering course to do so. He has one next weekend and if you miss this one, I'm sure there will be more in the spring. He offers a tremendous discount to re-take a course. I've taken his basic course twice and I may consider a third time just because I learn more every time.

    November 16, 2013

  • Wes

    Thanks for all the great information Steve, it's always to good to keep safety in the forefront of our minds during this activity.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Doug Van E.

    if any of you are game for a hike in the afternoon I am planning to do a 3-4 hour walk from the training site parking lot. We will go looking for a local mini-slot another canyoneer explored last weekend for the 1st time. He is leading the way today. Here is a link to more details http://www.meetup.com/WesternSlopeAdventurers/events/151155972/

    Basically, meet in the parking lot at 1:30 with what you need to hike and basic canyoneering gear for a 40-45' rappel and a short stemming section of canyon. It will not be Robbers Roost but . . . it's local and I am excited to see it for the 1st time.

    November 15, 2013

  • Doug Van E.

    For any of you who are coffee drinkers, there is a nice little coffee shop near the intersection of Broadway and Monument Road. It is called laughing Dog Coffee. I will be there a bit after 9 and leave there about 9:40 to drive up to the training site. If you are interested in some good coffee here is the location http://laughingdogcoffeehouse.com/wordpress/?page_id=29

    November 15, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Directions: From the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue (Highway 340) for approximately one mile and turn left on Monument Road. Turn left again on D Road. D Road becomes Rosevale Road. Turn right onto Little Park Road. Travel approximately three miles on Little Park Road until you reach the Little Park Trailhead. Travel an additional two and half miles to reach the Bangs Canyon Trailhead.

    November 15, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Directions: From the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue (Highway 340) for approximately one mile and turn left on Monument Road. Turn left again on D Road. D Road becomes Rosevale Road. Turn right onto Little Park Road. Travel approximately three miles on Little Park Road until you reach the Little Park Trailhead. Travel an additional two and half miles to reach the Bangs Canyon Trailhead.

    November 15, 2013

  • ronald h.

    looking forward to 10am
    and the aftermath canyon with you doug
    cya
    ronald hindman

    November 15, 2013

  • Clayton B.

    I think it would be great for hikes and some potential rappells.

    November 14, 2013

  • Lyn B.

    I had to cancel. I have to work. Last minute upgrade this weekend.

    November 13, 2013

  • Doug Van E.

    Anyone who wants to join me for a 2-3 hour hike in the afternoon is welcome to come along. Another local canyoneer has explored a mini-slot canyon he has shown me on Google Earth and may be available to show on a hike. Either way, with him or just with the image, I'm going to look for this place he says will provide us with a small, local practice canyon.

    November 11, 2013

    • Bill B.

      I will be interested in an afternoon hike with canyoneering (or not).

      November 11, 2013

    • Debbie

      I was thinking of Mica Mine, but would be willing to go look for a canyon.

      1 · November 11, 2013

  • Brian R

    The map link here isn't working for me. Directions elsewhere suggest that this is the trailhead - is this correct?

    http://goo.gl/maps/8PTWA

    November 11, 2013

    • Steve M.

      Looks correct. Thanks

      November 11, 2013

  • Lyn B.

    Hoping to trade afternoon for morning. The afternoon is too late for me to get home at a decent time. I live in Salt Lake.

    November 4, 2013

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