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The AZ TECH CANYONEERING meet up page is a resource for the canyoneering, rock climbing and backpacking community to get together, meet new friends, learn new skills, and explore all that the beautiful State of Arizona has to offer, with other like minded individuals.

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Advanced Rigging & Rope Work

Tom's Thumb Trailhead

You have to sign up here to attend: https://www.meetup.com/AZROCK/events/273357647 Advanced Rigging covers techniques used when obvious bomber anchor selection is limited, the canyon demands advanced rigging, groups must deal with tricky starts, and improvising available resources to safely keep the team making forward progress. Many unbolted or seemingly barren canyons typically offer a feature that can be rigged or natural resources to begin several variations of construction projects. This workshop focuses on the principles of advanced canyon anchor building, identifying natural anchor choices, advanced rigging scenarios, common anchor construction projects, soft starts, and working to safely meet the demands of the team. We will spend the day focusing on a very particular set of skills using a hands on approach that allows each individual to practice and master the techniques presented. Technical skills covered: • Effects of friction • Sequencing • Human / meat anchors • Marginal anchors • Chock anchors • Courtesy anchors • Guided rappels • Lowering • Retrievable traverses • Dead man switch / hands free back up • Double rope technique (DRT) • Single rope technique (SRT) • Retrievable rigging / ghosting • Toggle set up and pull • Various tension techniques • Protected traverses • Deviations/redirects • Rope management • Creeping • Tail up retrievable rigging • Multi pitch considerations • Rappel lower • Counter weight rappels • Simultaneous rappels Please Note that the skills covered will be based on time and location and are subject to change.

Advanced Canyon Rescue Workshop

Tom's Thumb Trailhead

You must sign up here to attend: https://www.meetup.com/AZROCK/events/273357652/ This workshop is focused on perfecting many of the core skills performed on rope along with basic rescue situations. On Rope Techniques allow you to become competent and comfortable ascending or descending regardless of any impediments such as knots in the rope or gear restrictions. Understanding and being comfortable with the concepts of safe rope movement will allow situations to be addressed from the moment you rig on rope to the time your feet touch bottom. Companion Rescue touches on ways to address common issues encountered such as stuck items in rappel device a companion in need of assistance down a rappel. We will spend the day focusing on a very particular set of skills using a hands on approach that allows each individual to practice and master the techniques presented. Technical skills covered: • Selecting and using multi-purpose gear • Adapting light-weight ropes and gear for technical rescue • Anchor considerations in rescue • Specialized single-rope and twin-rope rigging • Belay systems • Converting static rigging to lowering • Dropped loop lift (2:1) • Basic mechanical advantage haul systems • Converting top rope belay to raise • Guide ropes and tag lines for rappelling, lowering and raising • Skate blocks for raising • Ascending and transitions on fixed ropes • Tandem rappels and pick-offs • Balancier pick-off on tensioned rope • Improvised patient carries Please Note that the skills covered will be based on time and location and are subject to change.

2021 Arizona Canyon Rendezvous

Grapevine Group Campsite, Roosevelt Lake

YOU MUST SIGN UP HERE >>>> https://www.meetup.com/AZROCK/events/270937939/ Wednesday - Arrival. Orientation, Socializing & Safety Briefing. Thursday - Canyons. Burger Night & Movie. Friday - Canyons. Movie Night & Popcorn. Saturday - Pancake Breakfast. Canyons. Skills Competition. Sunday - Shorter Canyons & depart camp. No Refunds - Price includes everything above, including 4 nights of camping. We will provide beta, suggestions, GPS tracks and help you with appropriate canyon selections. We will have sign-up sheets at night to help you organize canyon trips. Please note we do not however put the canyon trips together. This is all up to the participants to organize and execute. We cannot guarantee you a place on any canyon trip. Folks leading canyons are NOT guides and are not paid. They are just helping with logistics. Who goes on the trip is solely up to them. You MUST be an active participant in the canyon and be completely self-sufficient. You must have all your own gear. Most canyons require a wetsuit. Here are some suggested canyons below with a link to the beta, maps, photos and GPS tracks: · CHRISTOPHER CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/christopher-creek-canyon-az/) · MINNOW CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/minnow-canyon-az/) · PARKER CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/parker-creek-canyon-az/) · PUEBLO CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/pueblo-canyon-az/) · PUNCH BOWL CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/punch-bowl-canyon-az/) · ROCK CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/rock-creek-canyon-az/) · SALOME CREEK (THE JUG) CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/salome-creek-the-jug-canyon-az/) · SHAKE TREE CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/shake-tree-canyon-az/) · SIERRA CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/sierra-canyon-az/) · S'MORES CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/smores-canyon-az/) · WATERSLIDES CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/waterslides-canyon-az/) · WILBUR CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/wilbur-canyon-az/)

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2019 Arizona Canyon Rendezvous

Grapevine Group Campsite, Roosevelt Lake

$75.00

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