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Canyon Rescue Course

May 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This will be a 3 Day Canyon Rescue course. We will cover the most used topics in personal and buddy rescue scenarios. The Canyon Rescue course is designed to give intermediate and Advanced Canyoneers the skills you need to mitigate problems in a canyoneering environment and to assess and evaluate when a full on SAR call may be necessary. The course meets in the mornings and jumps right in with techniques and in canyon / on rock practical’s and discussions building on techniques and systems taught in the Technical and Advanced Canyoneering course.

Completion of the Technical Canyoneering Course or instructor approval is a Pre-requisite to taking this course. This is also a great introductory or refresher course for professional and volunteer SAR team members who regularly use ropes to access patients.

Pre-rigging and using anchor systems to mitigate initial problems

Tandem Rappels and Lowers

Combination rappel and passive lower for long drops

Mechanical Advantage systems and uses in Canyon Rescue

Gear selection and multi-use gear for light weight travel

Simple conversions of Blocked or Contingency Anchors to Lower and Raises

Partner Pick-off’s and Team Based Pick-off’s

Knot passes and considerations for multi-rope systems

Special Rigging considerations for Rescue

More as time is available

Gear requirements: At this stage in Canyoneering Personal gear should be a priority for the Canyoneer to have and start using. In addition to your personal protective gear, items that are useful in rescue scenarios include but are not limited to: GriGri2, VT Prusiks, Purcell Prusiks, Personal Pulley, Tibloc’s, Mulitple Locking HMS Biners, 48″ and 98″ Dyneema Runners, 40′-50′ spare rope, 30′ 1″ webbing, Micro Rig plate, Totem, ATS or CRITR Rappel devices.

Please wear sturdy shoes (nothing open toed). If items are needed, please consider purchasing them through North Wash Outfitters ( We do offer a 15% student discount on gear purchased through our store to those in attendance for the courses we offer.

All Food, Travel, and Lodging is on your own.

Ropes will be provided by the instructors. Please come prepared to get down and dirty! Dress for the weather. We will be among the red rock the entire course.

You will need to contact us to get registered: .

We do take reservations offline so numbers reflected here do not necessarily reflect actual numbers of registered participants.

This is a training course and not a guided trip. We will be spending our time in locations that offer us the optimal use of our time to go through techniques and training during the course. We have locations chosen for this purpose and intent.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask.


May 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am
May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


North Wash Outfitters
88 West 100 North Suite B
Blanding, UT 84511 us


American Canyoneering Association