Basic Canyoneering Skills Practice

  • November 17, 2012 · 9:30 AM
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Prerequisite - You must have attended a technical canyoneering course or have your attendance approved by the event host.

This is a free of charge practice session, not a class.

I'll bring one 9mm rope. If you have rope please bring it.  Required equipment includes a helmet, harness, safety tether, rappel device, 6mm prusik cord, a self-rescue foot loop and a couple of locking carabiners.  Also 2 qt of water and snack.

Standard Disclaimer: This is an outing of like minded people getting together to enjoy practicing some of the skills used in canyoneering. There is no guide, no instructor or person in charge. Each person is responsible for his/her own equipment and safety. Canyoneering is a dangerous sport that can lead to serious injury or death.



09:30 AM. Let's meet at the Dos Hombres (redlands) parking lot on Broadway just south of Colorado River bridge. We will carpool and/or caravan to the trailhead for Rough Canyon/ Mica Mine, up Little Park Road.

We'll probably go until 3-4 PM or when everyone has had enough.  Look forward to seeing you.

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  • Jerry Y.

    Good to get out and practice. Hope we continue to have weekends like this.

    November 20, 2012

  • mary b.

    nice practice session, picked up lots of new ideas. thanks to all.

    November 19, 2012

  • Ridgway R.

    Very enjoyable on all counts.

    November 19, 2012

  • Doug Van E.

    Bangs Canyon is a great place to practice canyoneering skills. Good group including 4 from Salt Lake City. Lots of ropes live in this town now. We will have to be sure they get put to use in canyons.

    November 18, 2012

  • susan

    another fun day with a great group of people....oh yeah, pretty sure I also learned a few new things!

    November 17, 2012

  • Doug Van E.

    A little chatter has gone around about dinner Saturday evening. Here are a few thoughts: Mary says we can do it at our house in Fruita but . . . . maybe someone else will please volunteer your house? Of not, we will do it. We have a propane BBQ so you can bring stuff to be grilled if you want. It's sort of about a 4-6 person sized grill so another grill would be helpful I bet. Or, if we were to make it a sort of Mexicany-themed we could just all bring something that tastes in that direction? There are at least 5 of us plus Mary who've RSVPed Yes for the John Fielder slide show so . . . we may not want to take all evening to eat. That starts at 7:30 and it's a 20 minute drive from my house so that means leaving by at least 7 PM.

    Since we are not meeting Saturday morning until 10 AM, a group breakfast seems to me to be a good idea. Now that, I would not mind hosting (except we are all the way west and the training site is all the way east) but maybe someone like Mike would host?

    November 14, 2012

    • Ridgway R.

      My girl friend is bringing fried chicken and mashed potatoes over to my house to eat after the practice session. All are welcome. It is quick trip to the slide show on 12th st. from there, 5 minutes. 630 N. 17th St.

      November 16, 2012

  • Ridgway R.

    I have a couple extra rooms and beds, a queen bed and an other with a little converting, each with a bath. Let me know. I am in GJ so easy after slide show. [masked]

    November 16, 2012

  • Doug Van E.

    Lets plan to either bring 1 or more BBQs to the trailhead and have a feast out there after the day's event; or, see if someone has other suggestions for where to gather for dinner, evening festivities and social. Since many of you are coming from out of town and are staying on for the canyons at Yellow Cat on Sunday, please post in your RSVP what your thoughts are on where to stay. At my house we have 1 guest bed and 1 couch that may be available -- perhaps other 'locals' can help the out of towners with a roof, shower and pillow. Another option may be that some locals may have grassy yards for out of towners to set up tents. Mary's and my yard is all gravel and/or slickrock so not so good for tenting.

    October 26, 2012

    • Danny N

      Hello everyone. Has there been any plans made for Doug's suggestions for dinner and evening festivities? Mindy, Nancy & I are coming from SLC, so will have to go out for dinner, etc. We'd love to hang out and get to know everyone better, but can't be hosts and don't know the area. If there's going to be a BBQ, then we'll need to plan what to bring.

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband, Kevin and I would both like to do the basic canyoneering practice and the next day adventure if there turns out to be any room. We both have canyoneering experience and equipment. Thanks Karen!

    November 6, 2012

    • Steve M.

      I responded to your inquiry via private e-mail.

      November 12, 2012

  • Jerry Y.

    I've got a couple spare bedrooms one with a full sized bed and a queen air mattress for the other.

    October 26, 2012

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