Course Events

  • Canyoneering Basic curriculum
    • Planning and Canyoneering Logistics
    • Basic Knots
    • Personal Setup
    • Anchor Building and Assessment (Evaluating)
    • Rope Management
    • Descent Techniques
    • Basic Self Rescue Skills
    • Gear Requirements
  • Plus the following:
    • Knots and Hitches (additional)
    • Additional Anchor Instruction
    • Descending alternatives
    • Ascending Methods
    • Lowering Systems
    • Climbing Skills
    • Self Rescue Skills
    • Group Movement
    • Objective Dangers
  • Descending and rappelling practice
  • Ascending practice
  • Downclimbing rock faces and chimneys
  • Discussion of risk assessment and decision making
  • Discussion of appropriate canyons

Gear Requirements

  • 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 & at least 100oz of H2O/person)
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun hat

What to expect in the morning

  • Please park your vehicle behind our shop.
  • Bring all of the above personal items into the shop with you. Do not worry about packing them in your own pack.
  • Your guide will explain outfitting and how to pack your gear.

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