ADVANCED Canyoneering Course

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 may be 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.

The topics covered 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 Technique: 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, prusik 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 all 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 Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid Instructor, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

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  • Suzy

    Great class! Lots of valuable info, now to go put it to use!! Thanks Klaus!! :-)

    1 · October 27

  • miki k.

    Thank you all for the blasting fun time! pics uploaded :)

    1 · October 27

  • Klaus G.

    Howdy Folks! Let's meet tomorrow morning at 7:00am at the top of Beethoven's. Let me know if a couple of you could bring a rope! Thanks. Klaus[masked]

    October 24

    • Boris

      I guess I'll bring my rope. Jeez...

      October 24

    • Jeremy S.

      I will bring my rope

      October 24

  • Suzy

    Hi Klaus! I don't have an ascender device. Do you have any I can borrow for class or any recommendations for me?

    October 22

    • Erik J.

      Klaus, I plan to buy the Ropeman at class. I'm putting in my order now. haha :)

      October 22

    • Klaus G.

      They are $44.95

      October 23

  • miki k.

    Hi all! I'm looking for a place to crash in and a ride together to the training for the two days. I will be flying in from Washington State. If any of your garage or livingroom floor available, I'd love to stay with you & take the training :) I'm thinking about flying in on Friday night and flying out on Sunday night. Let me know :)- Looking forward to meet you all! (and see Klause again!)

    1 · October 14

    • miki k.

      Thanks a million to Suzy! I will ride with you to the training!

      1 · October 20

    • Suzy

      Sounds like I plan, let's touch base, sent you my info also :-)

      1 · October 20

  • miki k.

    Hi Klaus, how realistic/ beneficial for me to take this course while having no experience on actual canyoneering? I took your basic course several months ago but haven't had an opportunity to do any canyon at all :(

    October 6

    • Klaus G.

      Howdy Miki! Taking this course will reinforce a lot of the skills you learned in the basic course. You could easily pick-up the new skills while using the ones previously learned. Klaus

      1 · October 14

    • miki k.

      Thanks Klaus! Let me see if I can get lodge & ride :)

      October 14

  • Micaela

    Hey.. so this is a 3 day course.. so, same as TCC? Friday night 7p? and Sat & Sun 7a-5p?

    August 12

    • Klaus G.

      The advanced us a 2-day course. Just Saturday and Sunday 7:00-5:00

      August 12

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