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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: http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/ ... you can also check us out at: http://UBERAdventures.net

Upcoming events (5)

Moab, UT - Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) - 'Intensive'

Lions Park and Bike Path Trailhead

$100.00

!! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! **(nb: the $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit; the full course fee is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class.) This course is not only a great time to 'up' your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it's a great prep course for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! --------------------------------------------------------------- Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'=All skills presented in 2 days! Train Hard, Plan Well, Be Safe ... but accident's still happen. This Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) by Uber Adventures teaches the skills necessary to perform immediate, in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues, and how to assist with group emergencies ... all with your groups' normal rack-and-pack (the minimal gear you should carry on your harnesses and in your packs.) This course not only teaches you the skills and methods necessary to execute a variety of rescue procedures, but it provides the impetus for critical thinking through an emergency. How would you help a canyoneer stuck on a rope? How would you help an unconscious canyoneer stuck on a rope? How quickly could you figure out how to convert a static block to a lowering system? Could you haul a rappeller back to the top of a drop by yourself? Have you ever been in a canyon, assessing a fictional problem and felt helpless? Are your responsibilities in a canyoneering event greater because you're the leader/organizer? Would you like to be a more valuable team member? This course is vital for not only canyoneering leaders, but also for conscientious recreational canyoneers who value their own safety and the safety of their party. -------------------------------------------- Skills covered include: • Advanced Friction Options • Knots, Rope Grabs & Progress Capture Methods • Anchors, Rigging & Friction Dynamics for Rescue • Mechanical Advantage and Haul Systems • Converting Static Rigging to Haul or Lower • Assisted/Tandem Rappel Techniques • Hero Rescue, Balancier Lift • Rappelling on a Tensioned Rope • Guide Ropes, Tag Lines, Belays • Cut-and-Lower Procedures • Special Ascending Techniques for Rescue • Pick-Off Procedures Scenario (X2) • Considerations for musculoskeletal injuries -------------------------------------------- Prerequisites: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), AND our Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken all three 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). 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 (ACE-L5). POLICIES (http://uberadventures.net/policies/) TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)

Las Vegas - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

Lake Mead, Boulder Beach Picnic Area

$100.00

Coronavirus restrictions will not last forever! Our courses take place outdoors, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, wear your mask, keep physically at arms length, but socially connected! ($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: http://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 http://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/Derek Lorentz

Las Vegas - Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) 'Intensive'

Lake Mead

$100.00

[nb: this is an expedited version of the 2-day Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) ... all skills will be covered in only 1 long-ish day, but there will be a maximum of only 4-5 students! The $100 collected by Meetup for this event is the Deposit. The balance will be due the first day of class, or before.] For a full calendar of courses across the Southwest, please visit our website: http://uberadventures.net Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for organizing or leading canyons and others to improve skills and expand the number of tools in their toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice. While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon. This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges ... when things don't go quite as planned! While this course is designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, it also provides a bridge between the Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) and the Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4), and forms the training foundation for those planning to seek ACE certification as a Professional Canyon Guide! (While it is not required you take ACE-L2-L3-L4 Courses in sequence, it is recommended.) SKILLS covered include: • Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management • Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging 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 • Advanced Belay Techniques & Rappel Friction for Long Rappels • Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel & Changeovers • Advanced Lock-Off Methods • Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue • Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot) • Constructing a Swiss Seat for rescue or gear failure • Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies • Advanced Friction Options PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), 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, Mechanical Ascenders, 25' of webbing, 20' Cordelette-optional or Canyon Cordelette-optional (and appropriate shoes and pack). TUITION: This Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is only $395 per individual. A $100 deposit reserves your space in this class. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable but may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given cancelling your participation in this course. Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup. Included with tuition is: A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION!! CURRICULUM BY: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. INSTRUCTOR: Ben Lewis, Derek Lorentz

Los Angeles - Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) 'Intensive'

Stoney Point Park

$100.00

[nb: this is an expedited version of the 2-day Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) ... all skills will be covered in only 1 long-ish day, but there will be a maximum of only 4-5 students! The cost of the course is $395; $100 collected by Meetup for this event is the Deposit; the $295 balance will be due the first day of class, or before.] For a full calendar of courses across the Southwest, please visit our website: http://uberadventures.net Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for organizing or leading canyons and others to improve skills and expand the number of tools in their toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice. While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon. This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges ... when things don't go quite as planned! While this course is designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, it also provides a bridge between the Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) and the Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4), and forms the training foundation for those planning to seek ACE certification as a Professional Canyon Guide! (While it is not required you take ACE-L2-L3-L4 Courses in sequence, it is recommended.) SKILLS covered include: • Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management • Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging 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 • Advanced Belay Techniques & Rappel Friction for Long Rappels • Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel & Changeovers • Advanced Lock-Off Methods • Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue • Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot) • Constructing a Swiss Seat for rescue or gear failure • Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies • Advanced Friction Options PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), 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, Mechanical Ascenders, 25' of webbing, 20' Cordelette-optional or Canyon Cordelette-optional (and appropriate shoes and pack). TUITION: This Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is only $395 per individual. A $100 deposit reserves your space in this class. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable but may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given cancelling your participation in this course. Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup. Included with tuition is: A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION!! CURRICULUM BY: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

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Moab - Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) 'Intensive'

Lions Park and Bike Path Trailhead

$100.00

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