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Canyoneering Level 3 Skills (aka Leader Course)


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Canyoneering Level 3 Skills

(aka Canyon Leader Course)

Improve your skills and expand your canyoneering toolbox!

Uber Adventures' Canyoneering Level 3 Skills Course (aka Leader Course) is designed specifically to provide 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 also imperative for anyone bringing 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 and the Canyon Rescue Course, and forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as a Professional Canyon Guide!

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

• Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel

• 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 AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course, 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).

Required Gear: 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, Ascender(s) (Ropeman II preferred), 20' Cordalette (and appropriate shoes and pack).

Logistics: This course will be long days on Saturday and Sunday ... most of the course will be held at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, with part of the class, possibly held at Uber Adventures at 21901 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Tuition: This Canyoneering Level 3 Skills Course is $395 per individual. A $100 deposit will reserve your space in this class. You may mail it to: Uber Adventures, 21901 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311 or PayPal it to: [masked] . 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!!

---------- 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-

"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-