rappelling in zion national park

Zion Canyoneering Advanced 3 Day


This three day course has been developed to complete your skills as a technical canyoneer and to propel you to the status of canyon leader. The practical experience that you gain during this course will give you the confidence and know-how to deal with virtually any canyon situation to the 4 B VI level.

Course Events

  • Multiple Station Rappels and Ascents
  • Marginal Anchor Construction
  • Bolt Placement
  • Contingency Anchors
  • Retrievable Anchors
  • Aid Climbing
  • Guiding Lines
  • Tracking Lines
  • Directionals
  • Raising Systems & Mechanical Advantage
  • Tensioning Systems
  • Leadership Skills
  • Risk Management

Daily Schedule

  • Day 1
    • Class room instruction (pulley systems) and review
    • Field exercises for multi-station rappelling and ascending
  • Day 2
    • Anchoring Work Shop
    • Aid Climbing-Pothole Escapes
    • Guiding Lines-Tracking Lines-Directionals
    • Tensioning Systems
  • Day 3
    • Rescue Skills
    • Raising Systems
    • Lowering Systems
    • Practical Scenarios


  • TECHNICAL GEAR required for the trip will be provided.
  • PERSONAL GEAR you must bring:
    • FOOTWEAR (running shoes are sufficient). We supply footwear if there is a chance of getting wet.
    • HIKING CLOTHING (nylon shorts, pants & shirts) they dry fast and do not wick warmth away from the body like cotton.
    • FOOD AND WATER (snack foods, lunch & at least 100oz of H2O/person)
    • SUN HAT


  • Please park your vehicle behind our shop.
  • Bring all of the above personal items into the shop with you.
  • Your guide will explain outfitting and how to pack your gear.


When to Meet

Times fluctuate a bit according to the season. All trips are Mountain Time! We can not stress this enough.

  • Winter- (check with us)
  • Spring (March/May)-8:00am
  • Summer (June-September)-7:00am
  • Fall-(October-November)-8:00am

Where to Meet

  • ZRMG: 1458 Zion Park Blvd Springdale, UT 84767 (we are between the Best Western and the Chevron Station) on the west side of the road.


  • When we can, we provide transportation to and from the activities locations.
  • We reserve the right to occasionally have clients drive themselves to and from the location.
  • We appreciate your understanding.


  • What are the Prerequisites
    • You need to be at our Canyoneering Intermediate level or equivalent
    • If you have questions regarding your experience please call to discuss.
  • Why don’t you guys teach this course in slot canyons?
    • Some of the instruction needs to take place where we can do multiple repetitions without worry of hazardous weather or holding up other groups.
  • Can we shcedule a private course for our group?
    • Yes. We can schedule a private trip at any time for your group.
  • Does ZRMG offer this course for just one person?
    • Yes the price is $265 per day for three days.
  • How physically fit do I need to be?
    • Fitness helps! – canyoneering requires decent fitness as most canyons require hiking and scrambling and occasional swimming in addition to rappelling.
    • Canyons routinely require long hikes, scrambling, and swims. Stemming and chimneying are also common.
  • How young or old can you be to participate?
    • We really don’t have age limits as everyone is different. It’s kind of a case by case basis. Let us know if you have specific concerns.
  • Do you provide transportation?
    • As much as possible we try to provide transportation. We reserve the right to at times ask clients to drive their vehicle to the activities location.