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Canyoneers from around the World who are interested in learning and practicing safe canyoneering techniques.

Upcoming events (4+)

ACA Core Course - Escalante

Needs a location

$475.00

COURSE IS FULL. There is another one scheduled for June 8th-10th. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS and to RSVP.

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ACA Rigging - Guided Rappel Workshop - SLC

Needs a location

Sign-up preference will be given to those ACA MeetUp members who have not attended this workshop before

You will be moved to the 'Wait-list' if you have previously attended this workshop AND can only attend if the workshop does not fill with new attendees.

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities.

OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary rigging skills to set up a guided rappel in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging Guided Rappel skills introduced will include:

• General Safety
• Pros/Cons of Guided Rappels
• Sequencing and Process of setting up a Guided Rappel
• Anchors considerations & setup
• Equipment/gear considerations
• Top Rope Belay

Required items to bring to class:

• Harness
• Climbing Helmet
• Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s.
• 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred)
• 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing
• 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice
• 1-Quick link
• Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it.

• Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment

Things to note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable).

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account.

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By participating in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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ACA Aspirant Canyon Leader Assessment - SLC

Needs a location

Aspirant Canyon Leader is the first level of recreational recognition in the ACA. You will be assessed on Core and Aspirant skills. (Skills checklist can be found here https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/)

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be clear, THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP. It is an assessment. There will be no instruction or review of any skills or techniques. If you sign up you must be competent with the Core and Aspirant Checklist skills. The demand is anticipated to be high for this assessment. Please don't fill a spot without being confident in your ability to perform the skills you will be assessed on.

There is no cost for the Aspirant Assessment.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By participating in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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ACA Ascending/Knot Passing Workshop- Ogden, UT

Needs a location

Sign-up preference will be given to those ACA MeetUp members who have not attended this practice session before
You will be moved to the 'Wait-list' if you have previously attended this event and can only attend if the practice session does not fill with new attendees.

This will be a practice session with an agenda to work on any of the ACA skills that the participants would like to practice. Topics will include items from the ACA Skills checklists. The Checklists can be found here: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/

Bring a printed copy of the ACA Checklist with the top 3 skills that you will like to practice.

Bring your rope, helmet, gear and lets work on our skills. This is not a practice session for people who have not rappelled before. Attendance it is continually at the discretion of the instructor.

This is a FREE event, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Utah Facebook group Members.

Things to Note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.

• We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day.

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• Do not come to this practice session if you do not want to be responsible for your own safety and well being. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By participating in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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