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There are many canyoneering opportunities throughout America's Southwest! From the flowing canyons of Colorado to the sandstone slots of Utah; from the small, large, and VERY large canyons scattered throughout California, Arizona and Nevada, to all the others bursting from the seams of the topographic maps around the globe, canyoneering opportunities abound. 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. Though located in Colorado, the area this Meetup Group covers includes Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah .. and anywhere else we can drive or fly!

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UBERFest: Capitol Reef 2022

Capitol Reef National Park

To RSVP for this event, go to the Canyoneering California Meetup page:
https://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/events/283015320/

Who wants to go to Utah for some awesome canyoneering?!

The only fee for this trip is a $80/person non-refundable fee which includes 4 nights of camping at a private campground with showers! (If you cancel anytime after you sign-up, you forfeit your $80 as a cancellation fee.) Because canyoneering is inherently dangerous, this event is ONLY open to people with professional canyoneering training, preferably from Uber Adventures, or those with significant canyoneering experience! (if you're not sure if your training or experience qualify, give me a shout before you sign-up!) Because this event is SOCIAL, we will rely on experienced people to allow rookies in their groups while descending some awesome, iconic canyons! (As usual, we are not guiding any groups or providing any transportation to or from Capitol Reef, though we will help facilitate introductions and grouping!)

If you want to go to this event, get the training and become a competent participant and valuable team member!

THE GROUP CAMPSITE: I've reserved a cluster of private campsites near Capitol Reef National Park for a maximum of 50 people (details will be provided to participants as the event approaches). This campsite has water, fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms and showers! This campground cannot accommodate MANSION tents unless there are 2-3 people sharing it!

The Group Campsite will also lend itself for all group activities including gathering for ride-sharing, meals, the potluck, games and especially, CAMARADERIE! Because we will always want to get a super early start for our canyons and morning shuttles, our evenings at the group campsite will end early so people can get their sleep.

The campground also has RV spaces and cabins available. If you want to go that route, contact me directly and I'll give you the information. Also, if the group campsite fills up or if you want your own campsite, you may be able to reserve one on your own at the same campground. Again, contact me for details. If this is your choice, you'll be responsible for making (and paying for) your own camping arrangements at the campground.

CARPOOL! DO IT!
You're also responsible for your own travel, and your own meals - except, we'll have a potluck at camp on Saturday evening at 7:00pm. Bring something delicious to share. This might also be the time for us to have an awesome campfire (wind permitting); so bring some firewood!

WEATHER: The average temps for May are Highs of 73F and Lo's of 46F, and the area tends to be windy. Make sure you have a warm sleeping bag and secure your tent well!

CANYONEERING IN THE PARK: This is a National Park so you will need a National Parks Pass or pay the park entry fee - no exceptions. http://www.nps.gov/care/index.htm

We are communicating with the Park Rangers to make sure we comply with park rules and regulations. This includes acquiring the required Day-Use permits for technical canyoneering and observing group size limits and numbers in the canyons. As an organization, we cannot exceed the determined number of people in the same canyon or the same route on the same day. DO NOT apply for permits before the event. We will form groups and take care of permits at the event. If there is a canyon you want to lead, send me (Todd) a private message.

Capitol Reef is a clean canyoneering area. Minimum impact techniques that do not damage or destroy rock or other park resources are required:
• The installation of new fixed anchors (bolts, pitons, etc.) is prohibited.
• Bolts may be replaced only if an existing bolt is unsafe.
• The use of power drills is prohibited.
• Where it is necessary to leave or replace existing webbing, the webbing should be black or closely match the color of the surrounding rock.
• Protection may not be placed with the use of a hammer except to replace existing belay and rappel anchors and bolts on existing routes, or for emergency self-rescue.
• Physical alteration of rock faces is prohibited, such as chiseling, glue reinforcement of existing holds, trundling rocks, and gluing of new holds.
• It is prohibited to wrap webbing or rope, or rappel off any arch with an opening greater than three feet.

THE CANYONS in this region are terrific - from beginner friendly to long and arduous .. WOOHOO!! There are a variety of options for canyoneering from easy 2-hour canyons to full-day wet advanced canyons with significant challenges!
http://bluugnome.com/cyn_route/cap-reef/canyon-routes__cap-reef.aspx
http://ropewiki.com/Capitol_Reef_National_Park

The park has awesome hikes, petroglyph panels, arches, technical canyoneering, visitor's center and scenic drives!

P.S. I'm limiting the RSVP's to +1. If your +1 hasn't taken a 3-day basic Technical Canyoneering Course from UBER Adventures or doesn't have SIGNIFICANT CANYONEERING EXPERIENCE, they need my permission or should not be attending.

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Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

Note: the cost of this course is $395. The $100 paid on Meetup is only a deposit. The balance of $295 must be paid prior to the beginning of class on our website: https://uberadventures.net/courses (or the full $395 can be paid on uberadventures.net as well)

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 — sometimes 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 come 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!

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: A.J. Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor, ACE L5 Certified Guide
http://uberadventures.net/team/ (2nd row, middle)

POLICIES: https://uberadventures.net/policies/

PAYMENT: The total cost of this course is $395. A $100 deposit is collected by Meetup with your RSVP and reserves your place in the class. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's payment service, you may pay your $100 deposit (or $395 full payment) at https://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 do not give 30 days notice, your balance of $295 is still due, whether you attend the course or not. Feel free to post your questions as a comment or contact me directly through DM. (You can also check out our website at http://uberadventures.net )

SCHEDULE: This class will begin on Friday evening (meeting at 6:00pm to around 9pm.) An e-mail with specific directions, and a link, will be sent about a week or two prior to the class. Friday will be an orientation and introduction with an emphasis on the canyon rating system, gear, weather, canyon topography ... and getting to know each other. The course will reconvene on Saturday and Sunday at the same location and will run from 7am to 5 or 6pm both days with hands on learning.

GEAR: Gear for this course consists of a harness, helmet, carabiners, descenders (fig 8 and ATS), tethers, foot loops, and prusik. We can loan any gear you don't own. Feel free to borrow our gear for this course, until you determine what your needs will be.

TESTIMONIALS: https://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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.

Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

Note: the cost of this course is $395. The $100 paid on Meetup is only a deposit. The balance of $295 must be paid prior to the beginning of class on our website: https://uberadventures.net/courses (or the full $395 can be paid on uberadventures.net as well)

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 curriculum 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: 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 message me or call if you're unsure if this course is the right fit for your experience.

The TOPICS and SKILLS covered will 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/Re-Belays
• 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
• Group Dynamics and Leadership

GEAR: Basic personal gear is required for this course: Harness, Helmet, Descender, Safety Tether, Multiple Locking HMS Carabiners, 48" sling/runner/footloop, prusik loop, and VT Prusik. Bring any mechanical ascenders you would like to learn how to use. I will loan mechanical ascenders (Ropeman 2) and any other needed gear to anyone who doesn't own their own yet!

INSTRUCTORS: A.J. Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor, L5 Certified Guide
http://uberadventures.net/team/ (2nd row, middle)

PAYMENT: The total cost of this course is $395. A $100 deposit is collected by Meetup with your RSVP and reserves your place in the class. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's payment service, you may pay your $100 deposit (or $395 full payment) at https://uberadventures.net/product/advanced-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 do not give 30 days notice, your balance of $295 is still due, whether you attend the course or not. Feel free to post your questions as a comment or contact me directly through DM. (You can also check out our website at http://uberadventures.net )

Included with tuition is all instruction and use of 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!

SCHEDULE: This class will run from 7am to 5 or 6pm on Saturday and Sunday with as much hands on learning as possible.

POLICIES: https://uberadventures.net/policies/

TESTIMONIALS: https://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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.

Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), Boulder

Specific Directions Will Be Sent Over E-mail

$100.00

Note: the cost of this course is $395. The $100 paid on Meetup is only a deposit. The balance of $295 must be paid prior to the beginning of class on our website: https://uberadventures.net/courses (or the full $395 can be paid on uberadventures.net as well)

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 curriculum 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: 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 message me or call if you're unsure if this course is the right fit for your experience.

The TOPICS and SKILLS covered will 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/Re-Belays
• 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
• Group Dynamics and Leadership

GEAR: Basic personal gear is required for this course: Harness, Helmet, Descender, Safety Tether, Multiple Locking HMS Carabiners, 48" sling/runner/footloop, prusik loop, and VT Prusik. Bring any mechanical ascenders you would like to learn how to use. I will loan mechanical ascenders (Ropeman 2) and any other needed gear to anyone who doesn't own their own yet!

INSTRUCTORS: A.J. Pastula
ACE L1-L4 Instructor, L5 Certified Guide
http://uberadventures.net/team/ (2nd row, middle)

PAYMENT: The total cost of this course is $395. A $100 deposit is collected by Meetup with your RSVP and reserves your place in the class. If you'd prefer not to use Meetup's payment service, you may pay your $100 deposit (or $395 full payment) at https://uberadventures.net/product/advanced-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 do not give 30 days notice, your balance of $295 is still due, whether you attend the course or not. Feel free to post your questions as a comment or contact me directly through DM. (You can also check out our website at http://uberadventures.net )

Included with tuition is all instruction and use of 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!

SCHEDULE: This class will run from 7am to 5 or 6pm on Saturday and Sunday with as much hands on learning as possible.

POLICIES: https://uberadventures.net/policies/

TESTIMONIALS: https://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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.

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