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ADVANCED Canyoneering Course

ADVANCED Canyoneering Course!!

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 canyon rescue. 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 the 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 a Canyon Leader or Professional Canyon Guide.

Prerequisite: 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course or Instructor permission. Since this Three-Day Advanced Canyoneering Course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course, you must have that training or extensive personal experience to be admitted to this class.

The topics covered include:

• Efficient Rope Management

• Advanced Knots & Hitches

• Retrievable Anchor Systems (Macrame, Fiddlestick, Pullcord & Sling, etc)

• Transient Anchors (Sandtrap, sand bags)

• Artificial Anchors Installation & Inspection (Bolts & Pitons)

• Advanced Rope Deployment Methods

• Multi-Pitch Rappels

• Simul Rappels (counterweight rappels)

• Advanced Rope Work for Traverses/Re-Belays

• Special Strong Water Current Technique: Wet Disconnects

• Guided Rappels (pig-rig and voodoo tensioning systems)

• Deviations/Re-Directs

• Ascending Methods & Converting to Rappel

• Transitioning on top of Ascend

• Pothole Escape Techniques (pot shot, hooking/aid climbing, 2:1/3:1 raise)

• Basics of Mechanical Advantage

• Group Dynamics and Leadership

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 (Ropeman II (recommended), Basic, Micro, etc .. bring them.)  If you need to borrow some hardware for this class, just ask!

Tuition for this 3-Day Advanced Technical Canyoneering Course is $395 per individual. A $100 deposit will reserve your space in this class sent to: Uber Adventures, 427 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 or made via Paypal to: [masked]. 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!

Instructor: Klaus Gerhart: American Canyon Guides Association (ACGA) certified Guide, Officer and Instructor, Certified Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

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  • David D.

    I just added over 220 photos, some really good ones in there! Great class and it was a fun group. See you out in the canyons soon (and some of you in moab!)

    September 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Those photos are great! Thank you so much for sharing them :)

      September 8, 2014

    • David K.

      Thanks for posting the pictures. They look great.

      September 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! So great to learn these new skills from such a great instructor who has done so much for our canyoneering community. After running canyons in different communities, I can truly say the training makes all the difference! Thanks Klaus!

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Kevin H.

    Another great class with Klaus and with fun people

    1 · September 1, 2014

  • Kim "Kowhugger" K.

    Thanks Klaus and other students. What a nice environment to "learn the ropes." Safe, fun and a bunch of wonderful people to train with. :-)

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • Yvonne

    Another great course taught by Klaus with very practical challenge exercises. The material definitely builds on the skills taught in the introductory course. He covers everything that his course description lists minus the "wet disconnects" which he plans to remove. Extremely fun course that was primarily hands-on training for the entire 2 days. I just love Klaus and his humor, attitude, style of teaching and energy. Thank you so very much Klaus and everyone else in the course for making it a blast!

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    Would a couple of you mind bringing your 200' ropes for class? Let me know ASAP so I can lighten my load.

    August 29, 2014

    • Yvonne

      I'll bring my 200' as well

      August 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll have my 200' in the truck in case we need it as well.

      August 30, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    Howdy Folks! Let's meet above Beethoven's at 7am at Stoney Point! Please don't be late.

    August 28, 2014

    • David K.

      Is that where we had the beginner's course?

      August 29, 2014

    • Klaus G.

      Yes

      August 29, 2014

  • Kim "Kowhugger" K.

    Klaus, how much is that Ropeman 2 ascender you're bringing me?

    August 26, 2014

    • Klaus G.

      They are $44.95 each.

      August 28, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    Howdy Folks! I have not received deposits from Aline Mucke, Kevin Hopkins or David Krider ... Please confirm with me that you are still planning to attend. There is a waitlist so your prompt response is appreciated.

    August 26, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    For those of you on the waitlist for this Advanced Course, consider signing-up for the Advanced Course on October 25-26 (http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/events/196332642/ .. it's the same course and it has availability.

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • Nathan

      Unfortunately I have a conflict the weekend of October 25/26th. If it doesn't happen for me Labor Day weekend I'll have to catch a later one.

      July 27, 2014

  • Klaus G.

    Anybody interested in buying Rope, Webbing, Rapides, Potshots, Ropeman 2 Ascenders, the ATS, Carabiners, Fiddlesticks or any other gear for this course or for your arsenal, give me a shout!

    July 22, 2014

    • David D.

      Hi Klaus, do you have tom's potshots as I see he's out of stock until July 28. Are you also selling the canyonwerks potshots?

      July 26, 2014

    • Klaus G.

      I have toms potshots in stock. I won't be carrying the canyonwerks ones.

      July 26, 2014

  • David D.

    That's what I'm talking about!

    July 2, 2014

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