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Sovereign Course

June 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

ACA Sovereign Course – RSVP HERE

This is the second level, of the two level, ACA Recreational Canyoneer Program. We recommend completing this course to become a “sovereign” canyoneer.

The primary objectives of our Sovereign Canyoneer Course is to provide additional skills sets for those wishing to become directly involved in assessing and mitigating canyon technical problems. By building on the solid foundation of our Core skills list, Sovereign Canyoneer will break down the essentials of canyoneering and prepare people for the challenges and rewards of making excellent canyoneering choices, with competent peers. To be clear, this course WILL NOT prepare you to LEAD canyon. It WILL empower you with the skills and mindset to see and experience EVEN MORE of the World’s most stunning scenery!

This three day course will be held in Escalante Utah. 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 three full days of learning, teamwork and fun.

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……good stuff!

Topics Covered in the Sovereign Canyoneer Course: CLICK HERE

PREREQUISITES: Completion of Core Course or equivalent experience required. CLICK HERE for required experience.

RATE: $478.00 Per Person. Rate includes ACA Certified Instructor, coffee/tea in the morning & sorbet in the afternoon. Tax and Meetup processing fees included. 3 person minimum to conduct workshop.

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.


June 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am
June 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Excursions of Escalante