Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), Boulder


Price: $100.00
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[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.]

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!

Don't forget that the Uber Adventures store ( carries all the technical gear a canyoneer could need or want ... and there's always a 10% discount for students!

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. 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!


Instructor: AJ Pastula - ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education) L1-L4 Instructor