ADVANCED Canyoneering Course, Los Angeles, March 1-2

ADVANCED Canyoneering Course!!

This course is designed to provide students with the tools needed to jump to the next level of technical skill and become competent and safe canyoneers in ALL classes of canyons and touches on techniques and skills for canyon rescue. The practical experience that you gain during this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle advanced canyon obstacles and many unexpected situations. This extremely popular curriculum has set the standard by which all other courses and curriculums are judged. This course was designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, but also forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as a canyon leader or professional canyon guide.

Prerequisite: 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course or Instructor permission. Since this Three-Day Advanced Canyoneering Course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course, you must have that training or extensive personal experience to be admitted to this class.

Most of the topics covered are taken from the American Canyon Guides Association level 2 skills checklist and include:

  • Efficient Rope Management
  • Advanced Knots & Hitches
  • Retrievable Anchor Systems (Macrame, Fiddlestick, Pullcord & Sling, etc)
  • Transient Anchors (Sandtrap, sand bags)
  • Artificial Anchors Installation & Inspection (Bolts & Pitons)
  • Advanced Rope Deployment Methods
  • Multi-Pitch Rappels
  • Simul Rappels (counterweight rappels)
  • Advanced Rope Work for Traverses/Re-Belays
  • Special Strong Water Current Techniques, Wet Disconnects
  • Guided Rappels (pig-rig and voodoo tensioning systems)
  • Deviations/Re-Directs
  • Ascending Methods & Converting to Rappel
  • Transitioning on top of Ascend
  • Pothole Escape Techniques (pot shot, hooking/aid climbing, 2:1/3:1 raise)
  • Basics of Mechanical Advantage
  • Group Dynamics and Leadership

Basic personal gear is required for this course: Harness, Helmet, Rappel Device, Safety Tether, Multiple Locking HMS Carabiners, 48" sling/runner/footloop, prussik loop. And any mechanical ascenders you would like to learn how to use (Ropeman II (recommended), Basic, Micro, etc .. bring them.)  If you need to borrow some hardware for this class, just ask!

Tuition for this 3-Day Advanced Technical Canyoneering Course is $395 per individual. A $100 deposit will reserve your space in this class sent to: Uber Adventures, 427 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 or made via Paypal to: [masked]. Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup.

Included with tuition is a free 1-year membership in Coalition of American Canyoneers, Canyoneering instruction and all group Canyoneering equipment, i.e.: ropes, webbing, rope bags, rapides, rigging, etc. ... and a Certificate of Completion!!

Warning: The activities in this course have been found to be addictive. Only those people prepared for ultimate adventure and nonstop fun need attend!

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

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  • JASON M.

    Thanks klaus for being an awsome instructor! (-;

    March 5, 2014

  • Kim M.

    Such a great time, even despite the rain trying to ruin it!! My brain is still on overload trying to remember the pig rig and being so happy to survive the crack rappel!! Great times with great people, thanks for making it so fun!

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Ryan P

    And to continue the thank you chorus... great class, learned a lot, increased my confidence in both my own skills and witnessed that same growth in others. Proud member of this community!

    3 · March 4, 2014

  • Donald

    Always a great Class by Klaus,with other great people!

    2 · March 3, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    Alright .. so far, I will host Part 2 of the Advanced Course on Monday, March 3 ... anyone who can make it, let me know. It will be at least Kim, Jason & Ryan ... because the group is small, we can start at 8:30am ... this way we can catch Ryan up quickly when he arrives. Anyone else free Monday?

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • Klaus G.

      Great Collin.

      February 27, 2014

    • Christopher

      Sorry Klaus I've been incommunicado due to a ton of work. I will make Monday's makeup date. Count me there and see you all tomorrow Sunday.

      March 1, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    70% chance of rain on Saturday ... so we will not be having class on Saturday. We will meet Sunday at 7:30am by the tree above our rappelling wall. Options for the make-up day are: April 27, March 3, March 29 ... post below which dates work for you .. if multiple dates are OK, post that too! Chances are that not all of you are free on April 27 ... if that's the case, I will host the make-up date on multiple dates. Thanks! Klaus[masked]

    February 26, 2014

    • Klaus G.

      Hey Kim ... this decision was not made lightly. But you and Jason & Ryan are free for Monday, yes?

      1 · February 26, 2014

    • Kim M.


      February 27, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    March 29th is turning out to be better for everyone? Collin said yes to 3/29; Ursula is better for 3/29; Donald says he can do 3/29 ... that leaves Rodney and Christopher!!

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • Donald

      Yea March 29th good

      February 26, 2014

    • Kim M.

      Jason and I will be in Mexico that weekend, unless for some reason our trip gets cancelled

      February 27, 2014

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