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There are many canyoneering opportunities throughout the Southwest! From San Diego, through the San Gabriels and San Bernardinos, the Los Padres, the Sierra and as far north as Death Valley in California (and beyond); not to mention those near Las Vegas, those scattered through Arizona and those bursting from the seams of the topographic maps of Utah. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people in the Southwest for this adventure activity/sport/passion and to provide certified instruction, experiential education, canyoneering opportunities and an introduction to the Canyoneering Community in a safe and fun way. Anybody with the desire to learn canyoneering and anybody who already canyoneers ... this is your group. Tho located in California, the area this Meetup Group covers includes Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. (Note: By basing it in Southern California, trips of greater distance are made more plausible by cost-sharing travel expenses!)

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Los Angeles - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

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 for this event is the Deposit; the full course cost is $395. The balance will be due before the first day of class.] 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 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 (ACE-L5). Prerequisite: 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 • Guided Rappels & Tensioning Systems • Deviations/Re-Directs • 3 Ascending Methods & Converting to Rappel (Changeovers) • Transitioning on top of Ascend • Pothole Escape Techniques • Basics of Mechanical Advantage Don't forget that the Uber Adventures store (http://uberadventures.net) 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 only $395 per individual. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space in this class. While the deposit is non-transferrable and non-refundable, it may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, canceling your participation. If 30 days notice are 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 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! Please read the course policies here: http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/pages/UBER_Adventures_Course_Policies/ CURRICULUM BY: Klaus Gerhart: ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education) Master Instructor/Certified Guide, American Canyon Guides Association (ACGA) Certified Guide/Officer/Instructor, 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. INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

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

!! 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 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 on Monday! 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: AJ Pastula 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 me directly through e-mail or a greeting. POLICIES (http://uberadventures.net/policies/) TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)

Prescott, AZ - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1)

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, but keep physically at arms length, but socially connected! [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.] 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. 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. INSTRUCTORS: Cole Anderson, Klaus Gerhart POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

Los Angeles - Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'

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 for this event is the Deposit; the full course cost is $395. The balance of $295 will be due on or before the first day of class.] This course is not only a great time to up your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it presents the remaining skills for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! Check out the benefits of ACE certification .. they're pretty dang awesome: http://ACEcanyoneering.com). CANYON RESCUE COURSE (ACE-L4) by Uber Adventures Train Hard, Plan Well, Be Safe ... but accident's still happen. This Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) by Uber Adventures teaches the skills necessary to perform immediate, in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues, and how to assist with group emergencies ... all with your groups' normal rack-and-pack (the minimal gear you should carry on your harnesses and in your packs.) Boost your confidence and fill your mental toolbox with skills to handle technical emergencies. This course not only teaches you the skills and methods necessary to execute a variety of rescue procedures, but it provides the impetus for critical thinking through an emergency. How would you help a canyoneer stuck on a rope? How would you help an unconscious canyoneer stuck on a rope? How quickly could you figure out how to convert a static block to a lowering system? Could you haul a rappeller back to the top of a drop by yourself? Have you ever been in a canyon, assessing a fictional problem and felt helpless? Are your responsibilities in a canyoneering event greater because you're the leader/organizer? Would you like to be a more valuable team member? This course is vital for not only canyoneering leaders, but also for conscientious recreational canyoneers who value their own safety and the safety of their party. With the technical skills presented in this course, you could prevent the need for calling in an expensive Search And Rescue team, avoid putting rescuers at risk, avoid spending the night in a canyon, and continue a canyon descent with a non-critically injured teammate. SKILLS: • Advanced Friction Options • Knots, Rope Grabs & Progress Capture Methods • Anchors, Rigging & Friction Dynamics for Rescue • Mechanical Advantage and Haul Systems • Converting Static Rigging to Haul or Lower • Assisted Rappel & Tandem Rappel Techniques • Hero Rescue, Balancier Lift • Rappelling on a Tensioned Rope • Guide Ropes, Tag Lines, Belays • Cut-and-Lower Procedures • Special Ascending Techniques for Rescue • Pick-Off Procedures Scenario (X2) • Considerations for musculoskeletal injuries PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), AND our Canyon Leader Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken two or three of those 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). 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 (ACE-L5). INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

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