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Welcome to Utah Canyoneering Explorers! Started a few years ago by fours friends that are passionate about canyoneering as well as helping others learn to be safe canyoneers and most of all, be SAFE! This page is intended to keep avid canyoneers in the awesome canyoneering state of Utah informed of canyoneering activities! Those activies include training, practice, instruction, workshops and just plain fun, to name a few. This page will serve as a way to inform everyone of canyoneering events. They will be announced here with a link to the Meetup page for RSVPs. We encourage you to invite those that are interested to join a like-minded group of people that pay it forward. MANY ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE POSTED WILL BE AT NO COST! These events are offered by people paying it forward. So if you like to see really cool places and do so as safely as possible then you are at the right place. Posts are limited to members offering events and some of those events with have an associated cost or fee. Anyone is free to post trips and canyoneering related activities. Events that charge a fee must have admin approval BEFORE posting. All posts will be reviewed for content and deleted at the administrator's discretion.

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2019 Arizona Canyon Rendezvous

Grapevine Group Site, Roosevelt Lake

$75.00

YOU MUST SIGN UP HERE >>>> https://www.meetup.com/AZROCK/events/249890896/ Details Wednesday - Arrival. Orientation and Socializing. Thursday - All day Canyons. Friday - All day Canyons. Movie Night & Popcorn Saturday - All day Canyons. Sunday - Pancake Breakfast. Shorter Canyons & depart camp No Refunds - Price includes everything above, including 4 nights of camping. We will provide beta, suggestions, GPS tracks and help you with appropriate canyon selections. We will have sign-up sheets at night to help you organize canyon trips. Please note we do not however put the canyon trips together. This is all up to the participants to organize and execute. We cannot guarantee you a place on any canyon trip. Folks leading canyons are NOT guides and are not paid. They are just helping with logistics. Who goes on the trip is solely up to them. You MUST be an active participant in the canyon and be completely self-sufficient. You must have all your own gear. Most canyons require a wetsuit. Here are some suggested canyons below with a link to the beta, maps, photos and GPS tracks: · CHRISTOPHER CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/christopher-creek-canyon-az/) · MINNOW CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/minnow-canyon-az/) · PARKER CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/parker-creek-canyon-az/) · PUEBLO CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/pueblo-canyon-az/) · PUNCH BOWL CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/punch-bowl-canyon-az/) · ROCK CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/rock-creek-canyon-az/) · SALOME CREEK (THE JUG) CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/salome-creek-the-jug-canyon-az/) · SHAKE TREE CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/shake-tree-canyon-az/) · SIERRA CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/sierra-canyon-az/) · S'MORES CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/smores-canyon-az/) · WATERSLIDES CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/waterslides-canyon-az/) · WILBUR CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/wilbur-canyon-az/)

On Rope Skills Workshop-Ascending-SLC-TEMPLATE ONLY!
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TEMPLATE! DO NOT POST THIS AS YOUR EVENT. IT IS HERE TO HELP YOU CREATE AN EVENT. THANKS. RSVP OPENS (ADD DAY, DATE, TIME HERE) This is a free workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. On rope skills and techniques introduced will include: General Safety • Ascending Using Friction Hitches • Ascending Using Mechanical Devices • Ascending/Rappelling Transitions • Passing a Knot• Assisted Rappel • Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link • Purcell Prusik or slings Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Rigging Skills Workshop-SLC-TEMPLATE ONLY
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TEMPLATE! DO NOT POST THIS AS YOUR EVENT. IT IS HERE TO HELP YOU CREATE AN EVENT. THANKS. RSVP OPENS FRIDAY, (DAY, DATE, TIME) This is a free workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal rigging skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging skills introduced will include: General Safety • Pros/Cons of Single and Double Rope Systems • Situations that Dictate Setting Rope Length • Static Single and Twin Rope Systems • Releasable Single and Twin Rope Systems • Lowering a Person • Dead Man Switch • Top Rope Belay • Safety Lines Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Partner Rescue Workshop-SLC-TEMPLATE ONLY
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TEMPLATE! DO NOT POST THIS AS YOUR EVENT. IT IS HERE TO HELP YOU CREATE AN EVENT. THANKS. Salt Lake City Instructor(s): (ADD NAMES) Join us for this outdoor practice session in which we will explore solutions to common canyoneering rescue scenarios, like a partner who is stuck on the rope. We will apply the ACA's Canyon Rescue Risk Algorithm to our decision making processes during the exercises ... • Communicate • Lift or Shift • Lower • Go • Haul The practice will start with a discussion of some common rescue scenarios, how best to avoid situations that require rescue, then moving on to a basic discussion of mechanical advantage. The rescue systems you will learn and practice include: • Load shift with top rope belay • 2:1 lift with rescue rope • Converting static rigging to lowering • Assisted rappels • Contact pick-off rescues • Basic hauling systems This is a free workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal anchoring skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 20 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for purcell prusik or a long (120 CM or longer) Dyneema sling • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Past events (62)

ACA OCTOBER SKILLS PRACTICE SESSION

Ledgemere Picnic Area

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