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(We are now hosting courses in Los Angeles-CA, Las Vegas-NV, St George-UT, Salt Lake City-UT, Moab-UT, Prescott-AZ, and Boulder-CO!)

From Las Vegas to all points North, South, East & West .. this region of America is bursting with canyoneering opportunities! With its proximity to the canyons of Utah, Arizona and California, (not to mention the great local selection of canyoneering opportunities from Primm to Mt Charleston and from Red Rock to Black Canyon) Las Vegas is a hot spot for the sport of Canyoneering. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people in Las Vegas 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 other outdoor/wilderness skills courses. 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 Las Vegas meetup group, check out our sister site in Los Angeles, Canyoneering California: https://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/ ... you can also check us out at: UBERAdventures.net (http://uberadventures.net)

Upcoming events (4)

Moab - (ACE-L1) Technical Canyoneering Course + a Canyon!

Lions Park and Bike Path Trailhead

$100.00

[nb: the $100 collected by Meetup for this course is the Deposit; the full course price is $395, so $295 will be due before the class begins. Don't forget to inquire about descending a canyon with us! http://uberadventures.net]

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

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.

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.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Cort Wright, Robert Nissen

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 send it via PayPal to: [masked] or register here http://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. If you don't give 30 days notice, the balance for the course will still be due whether you attend or not.) Feel free to post your questions on this site or contact us directly through e-mail or a greeting.

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

Los Angeles - (ACE-L1) Technical Canyoneering Course

Stoney Point Park

$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 collected by Meetup is the deposit for this course. The full course price is $395 and the balance of $295 will be due the first day of class. AND, don't forget to inquire about descending a local canyon with 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 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.

Host: Klaus Gerhart
ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, ACGA Certified Guide/Officer/Instructor, 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.

The cost of this course is $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. (http://uberadventures.net/product/technical-canyoneering-course/)

Required gear for this course is a harness and a helmet (I can loan these out if you don't have them ... and I will offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course at the Uber Adventures store), and I'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.

INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg
POLICIES: http://uberadventures.net/policies/
TESTIMONIALS: http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

Prescott, AZ - (ACE-L1) Technical Canyoneering Course + Monday Canyon!

Watson Lake Park

$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; stay physically at arms length, but socially connected!

(NB: 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 the first day of class.) Don't forget to ask about descending a canyon with Cole 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 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. 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 here: http://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.) 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)

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

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

Lions Park and Bike Path Trailhead

$100.00

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