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April 23, 2021 @ 7:30 am - April 24, 2021 @ 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 objective of our “Core” course is to teach the canyoneering skills needed to safely become an “active participant” in 3A and 3B rated canyons. An “active participant” is capable of evaluating and applying the basic fundamentals of safety, including confident rappelling and belaying (protecting partner), competence in identifying correct anchor and rigging techniques and have an understanding of environmental risks. This course WILL NOT prepare you for an advanced level canyon such as Imlay Cyn, Choprock Cyn. Period. However, it WILL empower you with the skills and mindset to see and experience some of the World’s most stunning scenery.

ACA Philosophy: Take this serious: Think Yoga, and not Ninja Warrior. The best canyoneers understand and apply super low impact techniques. Low impact on the environment and low impact on themselves. Keeping our heart rates and respirations to a minimum, avoiding over exertion or unnecessary stress is best. “Aggressive” movements (straining) are much less safe and can impact the environment negatively. Same with “stressing out”. It’s difficult to see all options and make good choices under those type conditions. The greatest canyoneers go slowly, work well together, are kind to the environment and make a series of excellent choices…….easy money!

Topics Covered in Core Course:

-Canyon Rating System
-Environmental Risks
-Equipment care
-Basic knots
-Rappelling and Belays
-Down Climbing and “Spotting”

For more details, the majority of the items on this list will be covered.

Be safe, have fun!!

FEE: $275 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: This Course will be filled on a “first paid, first served” basis.  Please call or email for bookings.

Payments are 100% refundable until 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.

Please email or call 435.826.4714 with questions or to arrange payment via Venmo.

***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.

**Please email us at to arrange payment via Venmo.


April 23, 2021 @ 7:30 am
April 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


Excursions of Escalante
125 E. Main Street
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