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Canyon Leader Course, November 1-2

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  • Stoney Point Park

    10900 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth, CA (map)

    34.269550 -118.606079

  • Canyon Leader Course

    Planning on leading canyons for friends, family or groups?

    Uber Adventures' Canyon Leader Course is designed specifically to provide skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice for just that ... leading canyoneering adventures!  Whether you're bringing rookies or kids, or you've taken on the leadership role in planning and executing a canyon ... this course provides strategic training which will make your trip run smoothly, safely, and allow for more enjoyment for your 'peeps' and yourself!

    While this course is designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, it also forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as a Professional Canyon Guide!

    Skills covered include:

    Guided Rappels to keep people safe and dry

    Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management

    Strand Isolation and Leapfroging for speeding things up

    Static Courtesy Rappels to make hard-starts easier

    Dynamic Courtesy Rappels to make super-hard-starts safer and easier

    Lowering Systems for emergencies and speed

    Pre-Rigged Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel

    Static & Dynamic Edge Protection to increase rope life

    Direct Top Belays, Handlines and Sequencing

    Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel

    Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue

    Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot)

    Constructing a Swiss Seat or Swami for rescue or gear failure

    Rappeling on a Munter for emergencies

    Advanced Friction Options

    Basic Topo Map Terrain Recognition for route finding

    Prerequisites: Since this Canyon Leader Course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course, we recommend that you've either taken both courses or have significant relevant personal experience before taking this class (please inquire if you're unsure if this is the correct course for your current skill set).

    Required Gear: Harness, Helmet, Rappel Device, Figure 8 for Rigging, Gloves, 5-6 HMS Screwgate Carabiners, 48" Sling or Foot Loop, Personal Safety Tether/Lanyard, Prusik Loop, Ascender(s) (Ropeman II preferred), 20' Cordalette (and appropriate shoes and pack).

    Logistics: This course will be long days on Saturday and Sunday ... most of the course will be held at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, with part of the class, possibly held at another venue.  You will need to secure your own travel to and from this event!

    Tuition: This Canyon Leader Course is $395 per individual.  A $100 deposit will reserve your space in this class.  You may mail it to: Uber Adventures, 427 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 or PayPal it to: [masked]. Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup.

    Included with tuition is: 30' of 1" webbing, 2 quicklinks and 20' of cordelette, canyoneering instruction, course handouts (if any), most group gear ... AND A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION!!

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