Moab, UT - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

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Price: $100.00 /per person
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(Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)-Moab! $395/person for training, certificates ... and if you want to camp with us, it is only $50 and can be paid during class)


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.

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 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/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

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. 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! Place your order in time and I can deliver the gear to the class!

LOGISTICS: This class will begin at our campsite in Moab each morning at 7:00am and will finish around 4pm each afternoon. Included with tuition is all instruction and 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: 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.

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