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COURSE / ACA Technical Level 1
October 22 @ 7:30 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
This two day course will be held at the ACA Headquarters in Escalante Utah. Here, we are fortunate to select from dozens of technically rated slot canyons, from which we provide our “in canyon” training. Students time is spent applying newly learned skills directly in a dynamic slot canyon environment. Participants in these courses should be prepared for two full days of learning, teamwork and fun….. in a beautiful setting.
Goal: The primary objectives of our “Technical 1” is to help students become an “experienced participant”. We want to empower them with the skills to expand their potential canyon options and to increase their role in canyon obstacle assessment and in the implementation of canyoneering strategies. An “experienced participant” is capable of applying the more complex tasks and providing “workable feedback” to group Leaders. The improvements in personal and overall group safety are worth the time/investment and it elevates peoples experience significantly. This course WILL NOT prepare you to lead an advanced level canyon such as Imlay Cyn, Choprock Cyn, etc. Period. However, it WILL empower you with the skills and mindset to see and experience EVEN MORE of the World’s most stunning scenery! Maybe even Imlay….just don’t lead
ACA Philosophy: Take this serious, in all training, in all canyons: Think Yoga….. not American Ninja Warrior. We must relax and raise personal and situational awareness. The best canyoneers, that do the “biggest canyons”, understand and apply super low impact techniques. Low impact on the environment and low impact on themselves. Keeping heart rates and respirations to a minimum, avoiding over exertion or unnecessary stress is definitely best. “Aggressive” movements (straining) are much less safe, less efficient and can impact the environment negatively. The greatest canyoneers go slowly, work well together, are kind to the environment…..all while making a series of excellent choices…….easy money!
Topics Covered in “Technical 1” Course:
This course will include most items found on the ACA Aspirant Skills list. The Class C water related skills will be offered in a separate, Class C specific course.
FEE: $295 Per Person. Includes an ACA Certified Instructor, coffee/tea in the morning & ice cream in the afternoon. Tax not included. 3 person minimum to conduct workshop.
We have basic gear available for rent. Rates are Per Day.
$10 – Helmet
$10 – Harness
$5 – Combo – ATC & Carabiner
$5 – Gloves
PAYMENT: We accept Venmo for Course Payment.
RESERVATIONS: Please call or email to reserve your space. email@example.com or 435.826.4714
Payments are 100% refundable until 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.
***We recommend purchasing trip insurance.
The weather in Escalante can change quickly whether before the trip or during it. We expect that you come prepared with rain jacket/gear. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests must be present at time of determination. If we determine that the weather would make the trip unsafe, and therefore cancel, you will receive a full refund.
**Please note that the location of ANY trip is subject to change based upon the current weather (precipitation, temperature etc.) and group. Safety First.