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Las Vegas - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!
[Tuition for this course is only $395; you'll need to pay the $100 deposit on our website to reserve your spot! ...and, Don't forget to inquire about descending a local canyon with us on Monday!] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net. What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. It combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes 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! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely ... and that's where we com in! This 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 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! TOPICS and SKILLS covered include: Knots-Bends-and-Hitches, Canyon Rating System, Rules-Ethics-Style-Communication-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: 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. 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 you can pay 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.) LOGISTICS: This class begins on Friday evening (7:00pm-9:30pm) at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area near the Water Safety Center in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, with 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 spot, and will run from 7am-5:00pm both days. If you're traveling to Las Vegas for this course, there is usually plenty of first-come/first-served camping available at the Boulder Beach Campground! REQUIRED GEAR for this course is a harness and a helmet (we can loan these out if you don't have them ... and we offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course at the http://UberAdventures.net store). POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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Lake Mead

268 Lakeshore Rd · Boulder City, NV

What we're about

This Meetup group is unlike most others in that this very dangerous sport is best done in very small groups of people that you know and trust with your life. It is a great place to meet other fellow climbers, boulderers, and canyoneers. If you sit around and wait for climbing days to be posted, you will be disappointed. While there are some folks who will invite others to join them where ever it is that they are going to be climbing, most use the site for the message boards to meet up with other folks who already are climbers. You can take belay and climbing lessons at the 2 gyms, and you can attend the gym posts or post on the message boards in the hopes that someone is willing to share their knowledge with you. Basically you will need to be PROACTIVE to find a climbing partner if you are new. You can also hire a GUIDE to teach you to climb and then be proactive here to find other folks to do it with. Once per year in March, there are "Learn to Climb" clinics available at the annual rock climbing festival at RedRock. That event will be posted here on this site. Be aware of our disclaimer below. Welcome to the group!

Disclaimer of Liability

CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

If you climb, you may die or be seriously injured. This is true whether you are experienced or not, trained or not, equipped or not, though training and equipment may help. It's a fact, climbing is extremely dangerous. If you don't like it, stay at home. You really shouldn't be doing it anyway. We do not provide supervision or instruction. We are not responsible for, and do not inspect or maintain climbing anchors (including bolts, pitons, slings, trees, etc.) As far as we know, any of them can and will fail and send you plunging to your death. There are countless tons of loose rock ready to be dislodged and fall on you or someone else. There are any number of extremely and unusually dangerous conditions existing on and around the rocks. We may or may not know about any specific hazard, but even if we do, don't expect us to try to warn you. You're on your own. Rocks and other objects can fall from the cliffs. They can tumble down slopes. This can happen naturally, or be caused by people above you, such as climbers. Rocks of all sizes, including huge boulders, can shift, move or fall with no warning. Use of helmets is advised for anyone approaching the rock. They won't save you if you get hit by something big or on another part of your body. A whole rock formation might collapse on you and squash you like a bug. Don't think it can't happen! CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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