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

    Goose Island Campground

    $100.00

    (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) http://uberadventures.net 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. 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.

  • Moab - Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) - 'Intensive'

    Goose Island Campground

    $100.00

    **(nb: The $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit for this course; the full course fee is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class. If you're traveling to Moab for this course, you are invited to camp with Uber Adventures for 2 nights for $35!)** This course is not only a great time to 'up' your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it's a great prep course for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! Improve your skills and expand your canyoneering toolbox! Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for Leading Canyons and others to increase the number of tools in their toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice. While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon. This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges ... when things don't go quite as planned! Skills covered include: • Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management • Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging for speeding things up • Static Courtesy Rappels to make hard-starts easier • Dynamic Courtesy Rappels to make super-hard-starts safer and easier • Lowering Systems for emergencies and speed • Pre-Rigged Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel • Static & Dynamic Edge Protection to increase rope life • Direct Top Belays, Handlines and Sequencing • Advanced Belay Techniques & Rappel Friction for Long Rappels • Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel • Advanced Lock-Off Methods • Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue • Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot) • Constructing a Swiss Seat or Swami for rescue or gear failure • Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), we recommend that you've either taken both 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: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, trained whitewater rafting guide, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. This class will begin in Moab at our campsite. Feel free to camp with us, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel ... your choice. (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.) You must have all your own personal protection gear and hardware to attend this course. If you're lacking anything, we offer students a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/after the course at the http://uberadventures.net store. GEAR: Harness, Helmet, Gloves, Safety Tether/Cow's Tail/Personal Anchor, Descender, Ascenders, Prusik, 48" Footloop, VT Prusik, Figure 8 for rigging, and about 9 total screwlock carabiners (at least 2 empty. POLICIES http://uberadventures.net/policies/, TESTIMONIALS http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

  • Moab, UT - Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'

    Goose Island Campground

    $100.00

    **(nb: the $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit; the full course fee is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class. If you're traveling to Moab for this course, you may camp with Uber Adventures for 3 nights for $50!) This course is not only a great time to 'up' your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it's a great prep course for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! --------------------------------------------------------------- Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'=All skills presented in 2 days! 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 covered include: • 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/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 Essentials Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken all three 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: Klaus Gerhart ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, ACGA Certified Guide/Officer/Instructor, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, trained whitewater rafting guide, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. This class takes place in Moab at our campsite on Day 1 & Day 2 from 7:00am-5:00pm-ish. Feel free to camp with us, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel ... your choice. (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.) If you decide to stay longer or come early, you must make your own camping/lodging arrangements for the additional days. POLICIES (http://uberadventures.net/policies/) TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)

  • Los Angeles - Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) 'Intensive' on a Friday!

    [nb: this is an 'intensive' version of the 2-day Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) ... all skills will be covered in only 1 long-ish day, but there will be a maximum of only 4-5 students! The $100 collected by Meetup for this event is the Deposit. The balance will be due the first day of class, or before.] Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) Improve your skills and expand your canyoneering toolbox! Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for organizing or leading canyons and others to simply increase the number of tools in their toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice. While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon. This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges ... when things don't go quite as planned! While this course is designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, it also provides a bridge between the Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) and the Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4), and forms the training foundation for those planning to seek ACE certification as a Professional Canyon Guide! (While it is not required you take ACE-L2-L3-L4 Courses in sequence, it is recommended.) Skills covered include: • Alternate Guided Rappel Options to keep people dry • Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management • Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging for speeding things up • Static Courtesy Rappels to make hard-starts easier • Dynamic Courtesy Rappels to make super-hard-starts safer and easier • Lowering Systems for emergencies and speed • Pre-Rigged Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel • Static & Dynamic Edge Protection to increase rope life • Direct Top Belays, Handlines and Sequencing • Advanced Belay Techniques & Rappel Friction for Long Rappels • Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel • Advanced Lock-Off Methods • Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue • Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot) • Constructing a Swiss Seat or Swami for rescue or gear failure • Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies • Advanced Friction Options PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), we recommend that you've either taken both 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). GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Harness, Helmet, Rappel Device, Figure 8 for Rigging, Gloves, 5-6 HMS Screwgate Carabiners, 48" Sling or Foot Loop, Personal Safety Tether/Lanyard, Prusik Loop, Mechanical Ascenders, 20' Cordelette or Canyon Cordelette (and appropriate shoes and pack). LOGISTICS: This course will be held on Friday ... most of the course will be held at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, with part of the class, possibly held at the Uber Adventures classroom at 21901 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311. TUITION: This Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is $395 per individual. A $100 deposit reserves your space in this class. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable but may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given cancelling your participation in this course. Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup. Included with tuition is: A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION!! INSTRUCTOR: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. TESTIMONIALS: "Brings you to an overall higher level and better approach to the sport of canyoneering. This class is a whole new and wonderful chapter to my canyoneering experience! Thank you Klaus! I look forward to solidifying more of these newfound skills out there in the canyons, can hardly wait!!!" -Christopher Abando- "To everyone thinking about taking this course or any of the other courses, I highly recommend taking training sessions with Klaus & the Uber Team. A well prepared agenda to cover a lot of topics as well as techniques. The items covered include a deeper understanding with real world canyon applications. Being shown a technique with a "here is why it is" followed by hands on "just doing it" really makes it stick to the memory. A huge thank you to the Uber Team for such a wonderful training weekend & experience." -Chester Wu "Awesome tools to add to any leaders skill set! Loved the class!" -Jason Marvin- "Best Class Ever :-)" -Donald Hamblen- "The best class yet! Highly recommended for all leaders. I feel like my skills have just gone up several notches. Awesome class." -Freddy Unger- "An excellent course. It really taught so many useful techniques and builds on what we learned in advanced. Also great group made it fun!" -Jeff Siew- "Thank you Klaus for the wonderful two days! This is a must take canyoneering course, if you want (prepare yourself) to be a leader." -Thomas Ku- "Awesome class Klaus! Learned lots of cool new tricks for the toolbox. Super awesome group too!" -David Doucette-

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

    Uber Adventures

    $100.00

    [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) Intensive = All skills presented in only 2 days! This course by Uber Adventures not only 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) 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. Skills covered include: • 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 Essentials Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken all three 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: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Canyoneering Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, trained whitewater rafting guide, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. The cost of this course is only $395. Here's what some students are saying about instruction from UBER Adventures: "This course was FANTASTIC! It far exceeded my expectations. Klaus was an awesome instructor with an impressive knowledge of all things canyoneering. He gives you hands on experience in several rappelling devices (and rappelling off a Munter hitch), rappel starts in several positions, self rescue, and building anchors (just to name some of the major components, the course content is far more extensive). He is an organized and patient instructor. Every second of the course is filled with either classroom or hands on experience with little down time. After Klaus' class, I feel very confident that I could go out and be a member of a canyoneering meetup. I would give this class my highest recommendation possible. Klaus rocks!!!" --Scott Merrill "This was an excellent class. I've been canyoneering for about 5 years but never fully gotten all of the fundamentals of canyoneering. A very comprehensive course that enables one to competently descend canyons, even if you don't have any experience prior. It was a really full class and didn't skimp on anything. Klaus is an excellent teacher and always makes it fun while packing in so much information." --Alden Anderson "I had attended Klaus' last training and it was Amazing! I never expected that I will be able to do so much adventure stuff in a 2.5 day course. Klaus is a great instructor and the training was great fun and totally worth the money. Exceeded expectation!!!!" --Gokul Ramachandran "This course was great, and it was taught by an even greater guy. Klaus knows his stuff and teaches it well. After only a few days I feel like I can take on just about any canyon. I recommend this course to everyone, and I hope no one hesitates to take it. A great experience!" --Mark Crawford "Klaus is an amazing canyoneer and a terrific instructor; smart, funny, engaging - but most importantly knowledgeable and SAFE! He's one of the few people I trust with my life, literally. If anyone is waffling on whether or not to attend, DO IT. I assure you you will not regret it." --Nick Brogna "This 3 day class was awesome. Klaus was knowledgeable and patient. His technical skills taught me confidence in building my own anchors and validating the strength of others. I enjoyed learning with this group. Klaus was able to give individual instructions to all of us. Can't wait to get back out there." --Julie Mello "Great course with an excellent instructor. Klaus is patient and makes everything challenging and fun but most importantly safe. I don't think he left anything out. I had a great time out there with a good group. I look forward to the intermediate/advance course. Anybody considering this course at a later date, don't hesitate, you won't regret it. Thanks Klaus!" --Darin Matus

  • Los Angeles - (ACE-L1) Technical Canyoneering Course + a 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 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. 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. LOGISTICS: This class will begin on Friday evening (7:00-9:30) at UBER Adventures, 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 Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth and will run from 7am-5:00pm both days. GEAR REQUIREMENTS for this course are 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 Uber Adventures store), and I'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 (http://uberadventures.net/policies/) TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/) Here's what some recent students are saying: "This course was FANTASTIC! It far exceeded my expectations. Klaus was an awesome instructor with an impressive knowledge of all things canyoneering. He gives you hands on experience in several rappelling devices (and rappelling off a Munter hitch), rappel starts in several positions, self rescue, and building anchors (just to name some of the major components, the course content is far more extensive). He is an organized and patient instructor. Every second of the course is filled with either classroom or hands on experience with little down time. After Klaus' class, I feel very confident that I could go out and be a member of a canyoneering meetup. I would give this class my highest recommendation possible. Klaus rocks!!!" --Scott Merrill "This was an excellent class. I've been canyoneering for about 5 years but never fully gotten all of the fundamentals of canyoneering. A very comprehensive course that enables one to competently descend canyons, even if you don't have any experience prior. It was a really full class and didn't skimp on anything. Klaus is an excellent teacher and always makes it fun while packing in so much information." --Alden Anderson "I had attended Klaus' last training and it was Amazing! I never expected that I will be able to do so much adventure stuff in a 2.5 day course. Klaus is a great instructor and the training was great fun and totally worth the money. Exceeded expectation!!!!" --Gokul Ramachandran "This course was great, and it was taught by an even greater guy. Klaus knows his stuff and teaches it well. After only a few days I feel like I can take on just about any canyon. I recommend this course to everyone, and I hope no one hesitates to take it. A great experience!" --Mark Crawford "Klaus is an amazing canyoneer and a terrific instructor; smart, funny, engaging - but most importantly knowledgeable and SAFE! He's one of the few people I trust with my life, literally. If anyone is waffling on whether or not to attend, DO IT. I assure you you will not regret it." --Nick Brogna "This 3 day class was awesome. Klaus was knowledgeable and patient. His technical skills taught me confidence in building my own anchors and validating the strength of others. I enjoyed learning with this group. Klaus was able to give individual instructions to all of us. Can't wait to get back out there." --Julie Mello "Great course with an excellent instructor. Klaus is patient and makes everything challenging and fun but most importantly safe. I don't think he left anything out. I had a great time out there with a good group. I look forward to the intermediate/advance course. Anybody considering this course at a later date, don't hesitate, you won't regret it. Thanks Klaus!" --Darin Matus

  • Bailey Canyon, 3AIII (primarily for the most recent UBER Grads)

    Nice beginner friendly canyon! Priority will be given to recent graduates of any Uber Adventures Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) and trained or experienced canyoneers looking for some Monday fun (space permitting). So, you've taken the 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course? Let's go canyoneering! Join me in this beginner friendly canyon which involves a nice hike up a mountain on a well-maintained trail, and a descent of a canyon which has 12 rappels and down-climbs ranging in height from 25' to 110'!!! The canyon should be dry this time of year, though our feet might get wet. REQUIRED PERSONAL GEAR: You MUST have a harness, helmet, gloves, a safety-tether with its own locking carabiner(s), a rappel device on its own locking carabiner, and a 48" footloop & Prusik on a locking carabiner, and at least 1 empty locking carabiner to attend this event. Read & BRING! the beta: http://www.dankat.com/advents/bailey.html One lucky person will be chosen at the trailhead to navigate us to the canyon! Everyone will be quizzed on details of the canyon approach and rappels.

  • Moab, UT - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!

    Goose Island Campground

    $100.00

    **TECHNICAL CANYONEERING COURSE (ACE-L1) Moab, UT! $395/person for training, handouts, certificates ... (and if you want to camp with us, it is only $50 and can be paid during class)! The $100 collected by Meetup is the deposit; the remaining $295 will be due before class begins. This event provides you the training to attend all events and UBERFests; putting your new skills to use! 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. 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. LOGISTICS: This class will begin in Moab at our campsite on Friday evening from 7:00-9:30pm and will reconvene each morning (Saturday-Sunday) at 7:00am and will finish around 5:00pm each afternoon, allowing for some hikes and sight-seeing in the area. Feel free to camp with us for $50/class, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel ... your choice. (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.) GEAR REQUIREMENTS 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 off any gear bought before/during/directly after the course at the http://uberadventures.net 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.

  • Moab - Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) - 'Intensive'

    Goose Island Campground

    $100.00

    **(nb: The $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit for this course; the full course fee is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class. If you're traveling to Moab for this course, you are invited to camp with Uber Adventures for 2 nights for $35!)** This course is not only a great time to 'up' your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it's a great prep course for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! Improve your skills and expand your canyoneering toolbox! Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for Leading Canyons and others to increase the number of tools in their toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice. While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon. This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges ... when things don't go quite as planned! Skills covered include: • Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management • Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging for speeding things up • Static Courtesy Rappels to make hard-starts easier • Dynamic Courtesy Rappels to make super-hard-starts safer and easier • Lowering Systems for emergencies and speed • Pre-Rigged Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel • Static & Dynamic Edge Protection to increase rope life • Direct Top Belays, Handlines and Sequencing • Advanced Belay Techniques & Rappel Friction for Long Rappels • Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel • Advanced Lock-Off Methods • Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue • Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot) • Constructing a Swiss Seat or Swami for rescue or gear failure • Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), we recommend that you've either taken both 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: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, trained whitewater rafting guide, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. This class will begin in Moab at our campsite. Feel free to camp with us, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel ... your choice. (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.) You must have all your own personal protection gear and hardware to attend this course. If you're lacking anything, we offer students a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/after the course at the http://uberadventures.net store. GEAR: Harness, Helmet, Gloves, Safety Tether/Cow's Tail/Personal Anchor, Descender, Ascenders, Prusik, 48" Footloop, VT Prusik, Figure 8 for rigging, and about 9 total screwlock carabiners (at least 2 empty. POLICIES http://uberadventures.net/policies/, TESTIMONIALS http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

  • Moab, UT - Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'

    Goose Island Campground

    $100.00

    **(nb: the $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit; the full course fee is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class. If you're traveling to Moab for this course, you may camp with Uber Adventures for 3 nights for $50!) This course is not only a great time to 'up' your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it's a great prep course for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! --------------------------------------------------------------- Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'=All skills presented in 2 days! 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 covered include: • 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/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 Essentials Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken all three 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: Klaus Gerhart ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, ACGA Certified Guide/Officer/Instructor, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, trained whitewater rafting guide, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. This class takes place in Moab at our campsite on Day 1 & Day 2 from 7:00am-5:00pm-ish. Feel free to camp with us, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel ... your choice. (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.) If you decide to stay longer or come early, you must make your own camping/lodging arrangements for the additional days. POLICIES (http://uberadventures.net/policies/) TESTIMONIALS (http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/)