Learn to Rappel! (Basic) 7/13/13

Interested in learning to Canyoneer?

Did the movie 127 Hours intrigue you?!

This workshop is a very basic introduction to rappelling, safety checks, communication and fireman belaying (bottom belaying). This workshop is in no way a substitute for the full Technical Canyoneering Course. This course will, however, provide you with an introduction to rappelling, safety checks, communication and bottom belays that can make taking the full course more beneficial.

We will spend the whole day rappelling at Stoney Point in Chatsworth.

Single strand on 8.3mm static canyoneering rope

Single strand on 9mm static canyoneering rope.

I will also bring a variety of descenders for you to try: Pirana, Figure 8.

That's all we're going to do ... all day. So ...

If you don't know how to rappel .. come learn.

If you want to try out different descenders and ropes .. come experiment.

If you know how to rappel .. come practice.

This workshop will last all day .. 7am-3:30pm so bring water and a lunch. You will be required to sign a release of liability and assumption of risk. You may participate all day or for a few hours ... it's YOUR day.

Required gear for this workshop is a climbing harness (I can loan you one), a helmet (climbing, bicycle, kayaking, snow boarding .. any helmet .. but you gotta have one!) I can loan you everything else.

Optional gear: Gloves, descender of your choice (Figure 8, Pirana, ATS, etc). And feel free to bring any gear you have questions about ... I'm happy to answer any/all gear questions.

We will be scrambling around alot as we rappel, scramble back up, rappel, scramble back up, rappel, scramble back up, etc. ....so wear some comfortable shoes with good 'grip' .. trail, running, approach shoes all work well. Bring sunscreen, maybe a hat, and clothes/layers appropriate for the forecast.

This workshop is open to everyone .. so invite your friends, your teenage kids, your spouse to join and sign-up as +1 +2 +3 etc.

The cost for this workshop is $40 per person ... AND participants will be given a $40 discount on the tuition of a future 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course ... THAT WOULD MAKE THIS WORKSHOP FREE!! To reserve your spot, you MUST send in the $40 fee within 2 days of your RSVP to Uber Adventures, 427 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 or paypal to: [masked]

P.S.  When we're finished for the day, we can head to Shakey's Pizza in Northridge for some Pizza and Camaraderie!

Your Instructor: Klaus Gerhart, American Canyon Guides Association certified Guide, Officer and Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, Whitewater Rafting Guide and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics Master Educator.

What people are saying about this workshop:

"What a fabulous day! Great group of people and awesome instructor! You have got to meet Klaus! If you haven't tried this, you're missing out. Klaus is all about safety first, but teaches in a way that makes you count the seconds to rappel and canyoneer! I'd rate this as a 15 out of 10! Can't wait to see what else he's cooking up. Thanks to Jason for his assistance!"  -C- (Carmen B 2/2/13)

"Best Meetup I've ever been to.  What a great group of people .. Klaus encourages us all to support one another and we learned how to care for each others' safety!  I look forward to more adventure and instruction!  Thanks Klaus, I loved every minute of it."  -Lynda-

"Had a blast!  Met very cool people.  Klaus is a great instructor, super supportive and his assistant(s) are knowledgeable and patient!  Can't wait to do it again."  -Aurora-

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  • Janeen

    Great pictures Alden! thank you for taking them!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Dionne

    Thank you, Klaus and Alden for an excellent class! Looking forward to attending more events.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Janeen

    Klaus - another great day with awesome folks. So much fun! I learned more and feel much more confident.
    I just posted a gaggle of pics though I didn't sign up under this site. Hope you all enjoy them!

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Klaus and Alden!! What a great day of re-learning and new learning....you two are awesome instructors! Everyone was so great and so fun...and most so encouraging!!

    3 · July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry...I meant "most of all" so encouraging, lol....ha, I guess i'm still wiped from the long day in the sun...:)

      July 14, 2013

  • Mary

    Thank you all for the great experience, I'm not the outdoor type, that's true and I won't come down that rope with out Alden at the bottom. But I will certainly do it again. Thank you for putting up with me..Steph loved it, it was her B-day present.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Catalina M.

    Yesterday's class was fantastic!!! thanks again Klaus & Alden! I learned a ton from these two wonderful teachers. It was also a great group of brave people! :) Looking forward to my next Uber adventure with the group.

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Geoff

    A fun day, with awesome, brave people, great instructors, and beautiful sandstone rocks. Really learned a lot and enjoyed it. Thanks!

    2 · July 13, 2013

  • Lynda

    Coming to practice. :-)

    July 9, 2013

  • Mary

    I'm bringing a friend, if we get in this time. Thank you.

    July 7, 2013

  • Lynda

    Coming to practice. :-)

    July 7, 2013

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