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From Phoenix to all points North, South, East & West .. this region of America is bursting with canyoneering opportunities! With its proximity to the canyons of Utah, Nevada and California, (not to mention the great local selection of canyoneering opportunities from the Tonto to the Superstitions, to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon) Central Arizona is a hot spot for the sport of Canyoneering. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people in Arizona with each other, and with the communities of California and the greater Southwest. We will offer regular qualified instruction for the sport of canyoneering, as well as ACE Certified Guide Assessments, and other outdoor/wilderness skills courses like Wilderness First Aid, Meteorology, and Map-and-Compass Navigation. In addition to our courses, which are the core of this organization, we will host canyoneering events and festivals in canyoneering regions across America and will do our best to nurture leaders to help provide opportunities for local canyon descents, practices, workshops, and community meetings. Anybody with the desire to learn canyoneering and anybody who already canyoneers ... this is your group. "Pay for the training and your fun is free!"

(If you want to see what you can expect from the Canyoneering Arizona meetup group, check out our sister site in Los Angeles, Canyoneering California: https://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/ ... you can also check us out at: http://UBERAdventures.net

Upcoming events (4+)

Los Angeles - (ACE-L1) Technical Canyoneering Course

Stoney Point Park

$100.00

Note: the $100 collected by Meetup for this event is the Deposit; the full course cost is $395. The balance will be due the first day of class, or before. Don't forget to inquire about descending a canyon with us on Monday!]

What is Canyoneering?

Canyoneering is an adventure sport that combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes significantly less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! Our basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport!

https://vimeo.com/148696696

Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport in the US that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and swiftwater training teach related skills for your ‘toolbox’, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized, and much of the gear and many of the techniques of Canyoneering are distinctly different from those of the other sports …and, that’s where we come in!

https://vimeo.com/104538804

You can also check us out at http://uberadventures.net

INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses to get the beginner/intermediate Canyoneer up-to-speed on his/her Canyoneering-specific skills (ACE-L1); to provide intermediate Canyoneers with the skill set to tackle Advanced canyons (ACE-L2); to train Leaders/Organizers the techniques and strategies for technical and group-management challenges (ACE-L3); to teach individuals and groups the skills necessary to perform immediate in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues and to assist with group emergencies (ACE-L5); and ultimately to provide the comprehensive training for anyone interested in seeking ACE certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5).

Prerequisite: None

This is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate cayoneers refine their current skill set!

The topics and skills covered will include:
• Knots, Bends and Hitches
• Canyon Rating System
• Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy
• Specific Gear Choices, Requirements, Use and Care
• Belays, Lowering and Handlines
• Natural, Artificial, & Human Anchors
• Static and Contingency Riggings
• Rope Deployment, Coiling, Bagging and Etiquette
• Rappelling Techniques & On-Rope Skills
(Adding Friction Pre-rappel, Mid-rappel, Locking Off, etc.)
• Specialized Rappelling Techniques
(Hard Starts, Soft Starts, Free-Hanging, Over-Hanging, etc.)
• Basic Climbing & Down Climbing Skills
(Bridging, Stemming, Partner Assists, Partner Captures, etc.)
• Safety Checking and Basic Self-Rescue
• And, within each of these broad subjects are a myriad of skills and tools.

INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

The cost of this course is only $395. A $100 deposit is required within 2 days of your RSVP to reserve your place in the class. If Meetup didn't collect your deposit, please send it via PayPal to: [masked] If you don't have PayPal you can pay here: Technical Canyoneering Course. (https://uberadventures.net/product/technical-canyoneering-course/) The deposit is non-refundable, but may be put toward a future class during the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, cancelling your participation in this course; otherwise the full course fee is due whether you attend or not.) Feel free to post your questions on this site or contact me directly through e-mail or a greeting. (You can also check out our website and a full calendar of upcoming courses in California, Utah, Arizona and Colorado at https://uberadventures.net

Required gear for this course is a harness and a helmet (I can loan these out if you don't have them ... and we offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course at the Uber Adventures (https://uberadventures.net) store), and we'll also loan out carabiners, descenders, tethers, foot loops, prusiks, etc. Feel free to borrow our gear for this course, until you determine what your needs will be.

POLICIES (https://uberadventures.net/policies/), lots of TESTIMONIALS (https://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)

Las Vegas - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

Lake Mead, Boulder Beach Picnic Area

$100.00

Note: ($395/person for training, and a certificate of completion. The $100 collected by Meetup in order to RSVP for this course is the deposit; the remaining balance of $295 is due before class begins. You can find a calendar of all courses across the Southwest on our website: https://uberadventures.net)

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 the Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) and the Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4). 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 a new 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 Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5).

PREREQUISITE: Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) or instructor permission. Since this Two-Day Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), you should have that training or extensive personal experience to be admitted to this class. Feel free to call if you're unsure if this course is the right fit for your experience.

TOPICS COVERED: Efficient Rope Management; Advanced Knots & Hitches; Retrievable/Releasable Anchor Systems; Transient Anchors; Artificial Anchors Installation & Inspection; Advanced Rope Deployment Methods; Multi-Pitch Rappels; Simul Rappels; Advanced Rope Work for Traverses/Retrievable Handlines; Guided Rappels & Tensioning Systems; Deviations/Re-Directs; 3 Ascending Methods & Converting to Rappel; Transitioning on top of Ascend; Pothole Escape Techniques; Basics of Mechanical Advantage; Group Dynamics and Leadership...

GEAR REQUIREMENTS: 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. We will provide mechanical ascenders for practice to anyone who doesn't own their own yet!

TUITION: The cost of this course is only $395! A $100 deposit is required within 2 days of your RSVP to reserve your place in the class. If Meetup didn't collect your deposit, please officially register online at https://uberadventures.net. (The deposit is non-refundable, but may be put toward a future class during the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, cancelling your participation in this course.)

CURRICULUM BY: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Canyoneering Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor, trained whitewater rafting guide, former basic mountaineering instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

INSTRUCTOR: Ben Lewis

Phoenix, AZ - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) - NEW LOCATION!!

South Mountain Park and Preserve

$100.00

We are excited to pilot a course in our new Phoenix location!

What is Canyoneering?

Canyoneering is an adventure sport that combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes significantly less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! Our basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport!

https://vimeo.com/148696696

INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses to get the beginner/intermediate Canyoneer up-to-speed in his/her Canyoneering-specific skills; to provide intermediate Canyoneers with the skill set to tackle Advanced canyons; to train Leaders/Organizers the techniques and strategies for technical and group-management challenges; to teach individuals and groups the skills necessary to perform immediate in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues and to assist with group emergencies; and ultimately to provide the comprehensive training for anyone interested in seeking ACE-L5 certification as a Professional Canyon Guide.

Prerequisite: None

This is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate cayoneers refine their current skill set! The topics and skills covered will include:

• Knots, Bends and Hitches
• Canyon Rating System
• Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy
• Specific Gear Choices, Requirements, Use and Care
• Belays, Lowering and Handlines
• Natural, Artificial, & Human Anchors
• Static and Contingency Riggings
• Rope Deployment, Coiling, Bagging and Etiquette
• Rappelling Techniques & On-Rope Skills
(Adding Friction Pre-rappel, Mid-rappel, Locking Off, etc.)
• Specialized Rappelling Techniques
(Hard Starts, Soft Starts, Free-Hanging, Over-Hanging, etc.)
• Basic Climbing & Down Climbing Skills
(Bridging, Stemming, Partner Assists, Partner Captures, etc.)
• Safety Checking and Basic Self-Rescue
• And, within each of these broad subjects are a myriad of skills and tools.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Cole Anderson

The cost of this course is $395. The $100 collected by Meetup is the deposit for this course. The full course price is $395 and the balance of $295 will be due before the first day of class.

We provide all the required gear for this course (harness, helmet, carabiners, descenders, tethers, foot loops, prusiks, etc.)

Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport in the US that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and swiftwater training teach related skills for your ‘toolbox’, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized, and much of the gear and many of the techniques of Canyoneering are distinctly different from those of the other sports …and, that’s where we come in!

https://vimeo.com/104538804

You can also check us out at http://uberadventures.net

POLICIES (http://uberadventures.net/policies/)
TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)

Las Vegas - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!

Boulder Beach Picnic Area

$100.00

Note: the cost of this course is $395 and you must register on our website and pay the course fee or a $100 deposit to reserve your spot: https://uberadventures.net/courses

What is Canyoneering?

Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. It combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely ... and that's where we com in! This basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport!

https://vimeo.com/148696696

https://vimeo.com/104538804

INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses to get the beginner/intermediate Canyoneer up-to-speed in his/her Canyoneering-specific skills; to provide intermediate Canyoneers with the skill set to tackle Advanced canyons; to train Leaders/Organizers the techniques and strategies for technical and group-management challenges; to teach individuals and groups the skills necessary to perform immediate in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues and to assist with group emergencies; and ultimately to provide the comprehensive training for anyone interested in seeking certification as a Professional Canyon Guide.

PREREQUISITE: None. This is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate cayoneers refine their current skill set!

TOPICS and SKILLS covered include: Knots-Bends-and-Hitches, Canyon Rating System, Rules-Ethics-Style-Communication-Courtesy, Specific Gear Choices-Requirements-Use-and-Care, Belays-Lowering-and-Handlines, Natural-Artificial-&-Human Anchors, Static and Contingency Riggings, Rope Deployment-Coiling-Bagging and Etiquette, Rappelling Techniques & On-Rope Skills (Adding Friction Pre-rappel, Mid-rappel, Locking Off, etc.), Specialized Rappelling Techniques (Hard Starts, Soft Starts, Free-Hanging, Over-Hanging, etc.), Basic Climbing & Down Climbing Skills (Bridging, Stemming, Partner Assists, Partner Captures, etc.), Safety Checking and Basic Self-Rescue ...And, within each of these broad subjects are a myriad of skills and tools.

CURRICULUM BY: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, trained whitewater rafting guide, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

INSTRUCTOR: Ben Lewis

POLICIES - https://uberadventures.net/policies/

TESTIMONIALS - https://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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Los Angeles - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

Stoney Point Park

$100.00

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