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Learn to Rappel! (Basic) Saturday 9/14/13

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, Double strand, on 8.3mm and 9mm static canyoneering rope!

 

I will also bring a couple of descenders for you to try: Piranas and Figure 8's.

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 lunch & water!

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.

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!  If you've got nothing, let me know in advance.) If you have a couple of, locking carabiners that would be great (Black Diamond Rock Lock Screwgate, Black Diamond Mini Pearabeaner Screwgate, Petzl Williams Screwgate or Petzl Attache Screwgate are my favorite (I will provide these if you have none .. autolockers should be avoided).If you're got a pair ofgloves .. mechanics, cycling, weightlifting, garden .. any kind of gloves, your hands will be happier! And feel free to bring any gear you have questions about ... I'm happy to show you how to use your own descender and to answer any/all gear questions.

We will be scrambling around a lot 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 (don't wear rock climbing shoes). 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.

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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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys - instead of posting 130+ pictures on here from our Saturday Rappelling class, here is the link to my "Google Drive" folder that has ALL the pictures that I took. Feel free to browse and download any pics you like there. Here's the link:

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2veH1munPnjWFh4RUFfd3U4TEk&usp=sharing

    I double checked the link and it was working for me, but if you have hard time getting this folder to open for some reason, please shoot me an email at ([masked]) and I'll see what I can do!

    Den

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much Dennis for awesome pictures. You are the best

      September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned a lot today. Thank you so much for being such a great teacher, Klaus. It's a great pleasure to meet so many people with common interest. I hope to take the advanced class soon.

    September 14, 2013

  • Klaus G.

    Sorry Micah, Devon, Adam ... this workshop is over full with 22 people signed-up and paid from different meetups. Consider signing up for one of the rappel workshops on Friday October 25, Saturday November 23, or Sunday December 1 at meetup.com/canyoneering.

    Klaus Gerhart

    P.S. Carlos and Vanessa .. give me a call tonight .. [masked]

    September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm looking forward to learning lots of stuff. Getting excited. Thank you Klaus

      September 12, 2013

  • Devon

    Hi I'm interested in attending this course! I don't have any equipment myself, I may be able to procure a helmet however.

    September 12, 2013

    • Klaus G.

      Sorry, Devon .. this course is full! Got 22 people signed-up from different meetups. Consider signing up for one of the rappel workshops on Friday October 25, Saturday November 23, or Sunday December 1.

      September 12, 2013

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  • Klaus G.
    ACGA Canyoneering Guide, Officer & Instructor, WFR +++, Organizer
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