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There are many canyoneering opportunities throughout America's Southwest! From the flowing canyons of Colorado to the sandstone slots of Utah; from the small, large, and VERY large canyons scattered throughout California, Arizona and Nevada, to all the others bursting from the seams of the topographic maps around the globe, canyoneering opportunities abound. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people in the Southwest for this adventure activity/sport/passion and to provide certified instruction, experiential education, canyoneering opportunities and an introduction to the Canyoneering Community in a safe and fun way. Anybody with the desire to learn canyoneering and anybody who already canyoneers ... this is your group. Though located in Colorado, the area this Meetup Group covers includes Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah .. and anywhere else we can drive or fly!

Upcoming events (5)

Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

[IMPORTANT: 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.]

We will follow Covid-19 protocol: I am limiting the number of students, will likely be requiring masks which cover mouth and nose, and will be teaching using one. If this does not fit your desires, please do not sign up for the class. We will also be outside, and will try to stay distanced. Thus, the overall risk is low (but you need to understand and accept that there is still risk.)

ADVANCED Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

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 curriculum 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: 3-day 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 must have that training or extensive personal experience to be admitted to this class. Feel free to message me or call if you're unsure if this course is the right fit for your experience.

The topics covered include:

• 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/Re-Belays
• 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

Basic personal gear is required for this course: Harness, Helmet, Rappel Device, Safety Tether, Multiple Locking HMS Carabiners, 48" sling/runner/footloop, prusik loop. Bring any mechanical ascenders you would like to learn how to use. I will provide mechanical ascenders for practice to anyone who doesn't own their own yet!

Tuition for this 2-Day Advanced Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) is $395 per individual. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space in this class. While the deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable, it may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice is given, canceling your participation; if 30 days notice is not given, the balance of $295 will still be due whether you attend the course or not. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's money collection vehicle, you may either send your $100 deposit (or $395 full payment) via PayPal to: [masked] or you can pay here:
https://uberadventures.net/product/advanced-canyoneering-course/

Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup.

Included with tuition is all instruction and use of all group Canyoneering equipment, i.e.: ropes, webbing, rope bags, rapides, rigging, etc. ... and a Certificate of Completion!!

Warning: The activities in this course have been found to be addictive. Only those people prepared for ultimate adventure and nonstop fun need attend!

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

Instructor: AJ Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor
http://uberadventures.net/team/

Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

[IMPORTANT: 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.]

We will follow Covid-19 protocol: I am limiting the number of students, will likely be requiring masks which cover mouth and nose, and will be teaching using one. If this does not fit your desires, please do not sign up for the class. We will also be outside, and will try to stay distanced. Thus, the overall risk is low (but you need to understand and accept that there is still risk.)

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 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! 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: AJ Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor
http://uberadventures.net/team/ (2nd row, middle)

The cost of this course is $395. A $100 deposit is collected by Meetup with your RSVP and reserves your place in the class. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's money collection vehicle, you may either send your $100 deposit (or $395 full payment) via PayPal to: [masked] or you can pay here: https://uberadventures.net/product/technical-canyoneering-course/ (Note: 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. If you do not give 30 days notice, your balance of $295 is still due, whether you attend the course 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 at http://uberadventures.net )

This class will begin on Friday evening (meeting at 6:00pm to around 9pm.) An e-mail with specific directions, and a link, will be sent about a week prior to the class. Friday will be an orientation, introduction, and presentation with an emphasis on the canyon rating system, gear, weather, canyon topography ... and getting to know each other. The class will reconvene on Saturday and Sunday at the same location and will run from 7am to 5 or 6pm both days.

Required gear for this course is a harness and a helmet (we can loan these out if you don't have them), and we'll also be loaning 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 (http://uberadventures.net/policies/), lots of TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)

Here's what some recent students are saying about the UBER courses:

Excellent course with good hands-on exercise, learnt lots of things over a weekend and glad I took the course. Thanks AJ for organizing it! --Prashanth

"This course was FANTASTIC! It far exceeded my expectations ... an impressive knowledge of all things canyoneering ... Every second of the course is filled with either classroom or hands on experience with little down time. I feel very confident that I could go out and be a member of a canyoneering meetup. I would give this class my highest recommendation possible." --Scott Merrill

"This was an excellent class. I've been canyoneering for about 5 years but never fully gotten all of the fundamentals of canyoneering. A very comprehensive course that enables one to competently descend canyons, even if you don't have any experience prior. It was a really full class and didn't skimp on anything." --Alden Anderson

Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

**(IMPORTANT: the $100 meetup collected to RSVP to this course is the deposit. The whole course cost is $395, so the remaining balance of $295 will be due on or before the first day of class. )**

We will follow Covid-19 protocol: I am limiting the number of students, will likely be requiring masks which cover mouth and nose, and will be teaching using one. If this does not fit your desires, please do not sign up for the class. We will also be outside, and will try to stay distanced. Thus, the overall risk is low (but you need to understand and accept that there is still risk.)

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Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3)

Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare you for organizing canyon trips and to increase the number of tools in your toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills and training through technical instruction and experiential practice. It teaches the skills that at least ONE member in your group should have. 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!

Skills covered include:
• Alternate Guided Rappel Options to keep people dry
• 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
• 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 or Swami for rescue or gear failure
• Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies

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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 fit for you.)

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; all the way through the comprehensive training for anyone seeking ACE certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5).

Instructor: AJ Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor
http://uberadventures.net/team/ (2nd row, middle)

The cost of this course is $395. A $100 deposit is collected by Meetup with your RSVP and reserves your place in the class. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's money collection vehicle, you may either send your $100 deposit via PayPal to: [masked] or you can pay here: http://uberadventures.net/product/canyon-essentials-course/ (Note: 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. If you do not give 30 days notice, your balance of $295 is still due, whether you attend the course 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 our website at http://uberadventures.net )

The class will run Saturday and Sunday from 7am to approximately 6pm (depends on questions, etc.)

You should have all your own personal protection gear and hardware to attend this course. REQUIRED GEAR: Harness, Helmet, Gloves, Safety Tether/Cow's Tail/Personal Anchor, Descender, Ascenders, Prusik, 48" Footloop, VT Prusik, Figure 8, and about 9 total screwlock carabiners (at least 2 empty).

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

Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

**(IMPORTANT: The $100 meetup collected for this event is the deposit; the full course cost is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class. **

We will follow Covid-19 protocol: I am limiting the number of students, will likely be requiring masks which cover mouth and nose, and will be teaching using one. If this does not fit your desires, please do not sign up for the class. We will also be outside, and will try to stay distanced. Thus, the overall risk is low (but you need to understand and accept that there is still risk.)

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Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4)

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.)

Boost your confidence and fill your mental toolbox with skills to handle technical emergencies.

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.

With the technical skills presented in this course, you could prevent the need for calling in a (possibly expensive) rescue, avoid putting rescuers at risk, avoid spending the night in a canyon, and continue a canyon descent with a non-critically injured teammate.

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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 Rappel & 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 (X3)
• Considerations for musculoskeletal injuries

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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 those courses or have significant relevant personal experience before taking this class (please inquire if you're unsure if this is a fit for you.)

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 the skills necessary to perform immediate in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues and to assist with emergencies; and provide the comprehensive training for anyone seeking ACE certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5).

Instructor: AJ Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor
http://uberadventures.net/team/ (2nd row, middle)

The cost of this course is $395. A $100 deposit is collected by Meetup with your RSVP and reserves your place in the class. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's money collection vehicle, you may either send your $100 deposit via PayPal to: [masked] or you can pay here: http://uberadventures.net/product/canyon-rescue-course/ (Note: 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. If you do not give 30 days notice, your balance of $295 is still due, whether you attend the course or not.) Feel free to post your questions on this site or contact me directly through e-mail or a greeting.

This class will begin on Friday evening starting at 6:00 thru 9:00pm and will reconvene Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7:00am and will finish around 6pm in the afternoon.

You should have all your own personal protection gear and hardware to attend this course. If you're lacking anything, we will have gear to loan. REQUIRED GEAR: Harness, Helmet, Gloves, Safety Tether/Cow's Tail/Personal Anchor, Descender, Ascenders, Prusik, 48" Footloop, VT Prusik, Figure 8 for rigging, and about 9 total screwlock carabiners (at least 2 empty).

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

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