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Pothole Workshop

August 10, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

****This Workshop is ONLY for folks participating in Pothole Fest which follows directly for the next 3 Days.

Keeper Pothole Workshop – New skills, big fun!

For many canyoneer’s, the ultimate in canyon obstacles is the Keeper Pothole. Wet or dry, deep and or wide, these bizarre sandstone features have thwarted many canyon adventures.

Join Excursions of Escalante for an introduction to potholes and begin learning the skill sets required to master these incredible features. Escalante is blessed with canyon “keepers” of nearly every shape, size and challenge level imaginable. This allows participants to spend the entire day experiencing (not simulating) a good variety of the pothole “problems” that exist in the wild.

We have a 9 Student Maximum ***You MUST HAVE solid rope skills and be a confident swimmer to participate in this course! NO EXCEPTIONS.

Prerequisites: Completion of Technical Canyoneering Course or equivalent experience. This course is not geared for beginner canyoneers. Please inquire if additional information if needed.

Course meets at Excursions of Escalante, at 7:30AM. We return between 4pm-4:30pm. Students should plan to be with us for a minimum of 8 hours.

RATE: $238 Per Person. Includes coffee/tea in the morning & sorbet in the afternoon. Sales tax and processing fees included.
(5 person minimum to conduct workshop)

*****This Workshop is only for folks participating in the Pothole Fest which follows directly for the next 3 Days.

Payments are refundable until 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.
All payments incur a non-refundable $50 booking fee.

***We recommend purchasing trip insurance.

Transportation to/from training areas is not provided. Roads are rough. Please plan ahead with an appropriate vehicle.

We have basic gear available for rent. Rates are PER DAY and CASH ONLY.
$10 – Helmet
$10 – Harness
$5 – Combo – ATC & Carabiner
$5 – Gloves

We stock our favorite gear, equipment and ropes. Course discounts are applied 🙂

The weather in Escalante can change quickly whether before the course or during it. We expect that you come prepared with rain jacket/gear.

**Please note that the location of ANY trip/course is subject to change based upon the current weather (precipitation, temperature etc.) and group. Safety First.


August 10, 2023
7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Excursions of Escalante


Excursions of Escalante
125 E. Main Street P.O. Box 207
Escalante, UT 84726 us
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