An evening introduction
Have you heard about canyoneering and wonder if it is for you?
Have you tried it once and been wondering how to learn and do more?
This evening's session is open to anyone who thinks you have the slightest
interest in or curiosity about canyoneering.
Tonight will be the first hands on gear and ropes intro. We will talk about what canyoneering is, maybe watch a few short You Tube videos of the action, try on the basic necessary gear and learn a few of the canyoneering essential knots. Knots may include: variations on a figure 8, clove hitch, prusik, and water knot (for use in nylon webbing).
I am hoping we will have 3 or 4 or 5 of our experienced canyoneers here this evening to share their knowledge and enthusiasm as well as maybe a short story or two each.
Then next Wednesday, October 30th we are trying to figure out how we can make it happen to get out on the rocks of a local cliff and do 2 or 3 short rappels using an assortment of basic canyoneering & rappelling gear. Finding a spot to do this outdoors may be a challenge since sunset on the 30th is at 6 PM.
If anyone knows of warehouse or high beamed shop space where we may be able to hang some ropes from a beam or ceiling for an hour or two on Wednesday the 30th, please let me know.
• That evening will be followed by a Sunday, November 3, canyoneering introduction IN A CANYON, most likely eitherLost & Found Canyon or MMI Canyon, both part of a small group of canyons we know locally as the Yellow Cat Canyons.
Do you get question marks on your eyeballs and wonder what this term 'canyoneering' even means?
This will be an evening to learn what canyoneering is' to look at, feel and try on the gear. We'll discuss where we go canyoneering and what kind of conditions to expect in CO-UT canyoneering.
Then you will be introduced to a few knots commonly used in the sport: Figure 8, Figure 8 on a bight, clove hitch, prusik & water knot; and, bagging &/or coiling a rope.
BEFORE YOU COME:
Please at least look over, preferably print and read this very through Canyoneering Primer found on the web site www.Climb-Utah.com and www.Bogley.com
We will meet at 6:00 PM for a couple of hours (or less?) at the Library on Grand Ave.
EACH PERSON BRING:
• piece or 2 of rope, each piece 3-10' long or longer
Doug Van Etten [masked]
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