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Las Vegas - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!
[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 local canyon with us on Monday!] Our full calendar of available courses can be found at What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport which has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade which 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! Canyoneering has unique risks and requires a specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. 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! INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses, from Beginner, to Advanced, Leader and Rescue and 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 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. Lead 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 for 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]. If you don't have PayPal you can pay on our website: (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.) LOGISTICS: This class begins on Friday evening (7:00pm-9:30pm) at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, NV, 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 should be 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 store), and we'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. POLICIES TESTIMONIALS

Lake Mead

268 Lakeshore Rd · Boulder City, NV


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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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