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March 23, 2022

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March 2, 2022

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March 2, 2022

"Bruce is fantastic at teaching and explaining concepts. I would recommend him to anyone. Bruce was a hoot."

January 13, 2022

"Bruce has such a passion for what he does, he is so encouraging, has such fun stories and can be serious when doing things that required that."

January 13, 2022

Pro Guide Assessment - Baja MX.  Click link below for details. "CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS"

January 11, 2022

ACA Pro Guide Course - Baja MX.  Click Link below for details. Click "HERE" for details.    

January 11, 2022

Canyon Leadership Workshop Save the dates for this special 2 day leadership training opportunity led by long time canyoneering guide and ACA President Rick Green. Details coming soon! $443.62 incl/sales tax. Includes; coffee, tea or juice in the morning and ice cream or sorbet in the afternoons. Only 8 Spots Available! (This is not the ACA Leadership Assessment or Certification)

April 3, 2021

Keeper Pothole Course - Big "Problems", Big Fun! IMPORTANT DETAILS! Reservations are not secure until payment is received. Payment must be submitted within 24hrs of RSVP to secure your reservation. **Please email us at info@canyoneering.net to arrange payment via Venmo. For many canyoneers, the ultimate in canyon obstacles is the Keeper Pothole. Whether wet or dry, deep and or wide, these bizarre sandstone features have thwarted many canyon adventures. Join Excursions of Escalante for two days of intensive pothole training and begin learning the skill sets to Master "keepers". Empower yourself and turn those intimidating obstacles into another awesome canyoneering challenge that is manageable, and ultimately looked forward to with confidence. Variety helps! Escalante is blessed with canyon “keepers” of nearly every shape, size and challenge level imaginable. This course allows participants to spend the entire day experiencing the true variety of pothole “problems” that exist in the wild. The broader your knowledge base, the more fun we can have in the future! Easy money. Prerequisites: Completion of Core Canyoneering Course or equivalent experience. This course is not geared for beginner canyoneers, please inquire for additional information if uncertain. We have an 8 Student Maximum ***You MUST be a confident swimmer to participate in this course! NO EXCEPTIONS. These are BIG days! Meet at 7:00AM and end between 3:30pm-4:30pm. Students should plan to be with us for a minimum of 8 hours per day. $443.62 w/8.2% Sales Tax. Includes; coffee or tea in the morning & ice cream or sorbet in the afternoon 🙂 **5 person minimum to conduct workshop. Tax not included. RESERVATIONS: Call or Email to reserve your spot.  435.826.4714 or info@excursionsofescalante.com Payments are 100% refundable up to 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. ***Deposits and full payments of cancelled courses may not be credited towards future courses. ***We recommend purchasing trip insurance. The weather in Escalante can change quickly during the course. Please be aware of the forecasts and come appropriately prepared. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests/students 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. Stay Spicy! Rick Green ACA President

April 3, 2021

"I took one of the classes AZ Rock and Canyon offered and can not say enough about it! Tom and Jeremiah went over everything and why we do things the way we do so you have a better understanding of everything. After their class and small rappels, we met up the next day to do a canyon and put into practice what we learned with three trained people helping us along the way. I give them 10 stars out of 5! Take their classes, you will not be disappointed. I have also told several people about their gear and they love it!" - Brandon Guard

March 17, 2021

This 1 Day workshop is geared for the attendees of Pothole Fest (8/20-8/22) See Link for details and signups. 

March 16, 2021

Pothole Fest Visit link for event details and signups.

March 16, 2021

The ACA Pro Guide Certification has been an industry standard for many years. As we see rapid growth in the popularity of canyoneering, our dedication to expanding training and assessments at a Professional level has never been greater. Our in depth 3 day certification encompasses the critical elements of individuals leadership techniques, technical skill sets and environmental "presence". Prerequisites are significant, as they should be. This professional level certification validates that you are prepared for the rigors of commercial canyoneering guiding and to show that you are ready to operate among the best. Our evolutions in skill building and assessment give those earning the ACA Pro Certification the background to effectively manage commercial tours/groups in a dynamic canyon setting. If you feel that you are ready or would like to learn more, review the our Technical Skills Lists. *Assessment will encompass ALL skills from the Core, Aspirant, CL1, CL2, Asst. Pro Guide, Lead Pro Guide Skills Lists. That is the starting point, where it all begins. **The updated Skills List is available at: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/ COST: Pro Guide Assessment $650 plus tax. CONTACT: info@canyoneering.net, info@excursionsofescalante.com or 435.826.4714

March 16, 2021

Excursions of Escalante will host an intensive three day Course here at the ACA Headquarters. This course will help prepare students for the leadership and problem solving portions of the ACA Lead Pro Guide Assessment. This professional level training will focus on customer evaluation, group management and guide/client challenges. The so called "soft skills", the ones that regularly dictate the success or failure of a commercially guided tour. This program is for strong and experienced candidates. Those who want to excel at their craft. We highly recommend visiting the American Canyoneering Association's web site and thoroughly reviewing ALL prerequisites a successful candidate must possess. It is critical that our students have strong technical skills, and ample canyoneering experience in order to gain the full benefit of this Professional level Leadership course. Topics covered in this assessment/certification are found at: https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Assistant-Guide-Skills-Checklist-4-27-20.pdf https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Lead-Guide-Skills-Checklist-4-28-20.pdf COST: Lead Pro Guide Course $600 plus tax. CONTACT: info@canyoneering.net,  info@excursionsofescalante.com or 435.826.4714 to confirm your space with payment via Venmo.

March 16, 2021

This Advanced Level two day course will be held at the ACA Headquarters in Escalante Utah. We will select training areas that will maximize our opportunities to focus on specific anchors, rescue and leadership skills. Canyoneering 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 more learning. Goal: The primary objectives of our “Technical 2” course is to help students become a more “sovereign canyoneer”. Not a solo canyoneer, but a Team member who can competently assess a wider range of technical challenges for themselves and the group. A member who operates with a level of understanding that allows them to begin helping others enjoy a safe and fun experience. We want to work towards maximizing our “canyon presence”, becoming more and more aware of our natural and human surroundings. As always, the improvements in personal and overall group safety are worth the time/investment. Remember, 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 elevate your game and begin the first steps towards helping others see and experience the beauty and comradery found within the canyon walls. ACA Philosophy: Take this seriously, 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! This course will include most items found on the ACA Canyon Leader 1 Skills list. ***The Class C water related skills will be offered in a separate, Class C specific course. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL1-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf FEE: $315 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. PAYMENT: We accept Venmo for Course Payment. RESERVATIONS: Call or email to reserve your space.  info@canyoneering.net 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.

March 16, 2021

Keeper Pothole Course – Big “Problems”, Big Fun! For many canyoneers, the ultimate in canyon obstacles is the Keeper Pothole. Whether wet or dry, deep and or wide, these bizarre sandstone features have thwarted many canyon adventures. Join Excursions of Escalante at the ACA Headquarters for two days of intensive pothole training and begin learning the skill sets to Master “keepers”. Empower yourself and turn those intimidating obstacles into another awesome canyoneering challenge that is manageable, and ultimately looked forward to with confidence. Variety helps! Escalante is blessed with canyon “keepers” of nearly every shape, size and challenge level imaginable. This course allows participants to spend the entire day experiencing the true variety of pothole “problems” that exist in the wild. The broader your knowledge base, the more fun we can have in the future! Easy money. Prerequisites: Completion of Core Canyoneering Course or equivalent experience. This course is not geared for beginner canyoneers, please inquire for additional information if uncertain. We have an 8 Student Maximum ***You MUST be a confident swimmer to participate in this course! NO EXCEPTIONS. These are BIG days! Meet at 7:00AM and end between 3:30pm-4:30pm. Students should plan to be with us for a minimum of 8 hours per day. $410 Per Person. Includes, coffee or tea in the morning & ice cream in the afternoon. *5 person minimum to conduct workshop. Tax not included. RESERVATIONS: Please call or email us to reserve your space. 435.826.4714 or info@canyoneering.net Payments are 100% refundable up to 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. ***Deposits and full payments of cancelled courses may not be credited towards future courses. ***We recommend purchasing trip insurance. The weather in Escalante can change quickly during the course. Please be aware of the forecasts and come appropriately prepared. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests/students 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. Stay Spicy! Rick Green

March 16, 2021

Keeper Pothole Course - Big "Problems", Big Fun! For many canyoneers, the ultimate in canyon obstacles is the Keeper Pothole. Whether wet or dry, deep and or wide, these bizarre sandstone features have thwarted many canyon adventures. Join Excursions of Escalante at the ACA Headquarters for two days of intensive pothole training and begin learning the skill sets to Master "keepers". Empower yourself and turn those intimidating obstacles into another awesome canyoneering challenge that is manageable, and ultimately looked forward to with confidence. Variety helps! Escalante is blessed with canyon “keepers” of nearly every shape, size and challenge level imaginable. This course allows participants to spend the entire day experiencing the true variety of pothole “problems” that exist in the wild. The broader your knowledge base, the more fun we can have in the future! Easy money. Prerequisites: Completion of Core Canyoneering Course or equivalent experience. This course is not geared for beginner canyoneers, please inquire for additional information if uncertain. We have an 8 Student Maximum ***You MUST be a confident swimmer to participate in this course! NO EXCEPTIONS. These are BIG days! Meet at 7:00AM and end between 3:30pm-4:30pm. Students should plan to be with us for a minimum of 8 hours per day. $410 Per Person. Includes lunch each day, coffee or tea in the morning & ice cream in the afternoon. *5 person minimum to conduct workshop. Tax not included. RESERVATIONS: Please call or email us to reserve your space. 435.826.4714 or info@canyoneering.net Payments are 100% refundable up to 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. ***Deposits and full payments of cancelled courses may not be credited towards future courses. ***We recommend purchasing trip insurance. The weather in Escalante can change quickly during the course. Please be aware of the forecasts and come appropriately prepared. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests/students 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. Stay Spicy! Rick Green

March 16, 2021

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. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Aspirant-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf 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.  info@canyoneering.net 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.

March 16, 2021

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. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Aspirant-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf 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.  info@canyoneering.net 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.

March 16, 2021

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. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Aspirant-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf 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.  info@canyoneering.net 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.

March 16, 2021

For many canyoneers, the ultimate in canyon obstacles is the Keeper Pothole. Whether wet or dry, deep and or wide, these bizarre sandstone features have thwarted many canyon adventures. Join Excursions of Escalante for two days of intensive pothole training and begin learning the skill sets to Master "keepers". Empower yourself and turn those intimidating obstacles into another awesome canyoneering challenge that is manageable, and ultimately looked forward to with confidence. Variety helps! Escalante is blessed with canyon “keepers” of nearly every shape, size and challenge level imaginable. This course allows participants to spend the entire day experiencing the true variety of pothole “problems” that exist in the wild. The broader your knowledge base, the more fun we can have in the future! Easy money. PREREQUISITES: Completion of Core Canyoneering Course or equivalent experience. This course is not geared for beginner canyoneers, please inquire for additional information if uncertain. We have an 8 Student Maximum ***You MUST be a confident swimmer to participate in this course! NO EXCEPTIONS. These are BIG days! Meet at 7:00AM and end between 3:30pm-4:30pm. Students should plan to be with us for a minimum of 8 hours per day. $410 Per Person. Includes lunch each day, coffee or tea in the morning & ice cream in the afternoon. *5 person minimum to conduct workshop. Tax not included. Payment is due via Venmo. RESERVATIONS: This Course will be filled on a "first paid, first served" basis. To hold reservation, payment must be received within 24hrs of RSVP. RSVPs will be removed if payment is not received within this time period (ie...RSVP and pay at the same time:) Payments are 100% refundable up to 60 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. ***Deposits and full payments of cancelled courses may not be credited towards future courses. ***We recommend purchasing trip insurance. The weather in Escalante can change quickly during the course. Please be aware of the forecasts and come appropriately prepared. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests/students 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. Stay Spicy! Rick Green **Please email us at info@canyoneering.net to arrange payment via Venmo.

March 16, 2021

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 -Anchors -Rigging -Rappelling and Belays -Down Climbing and “Spotting" For more details, the majority of the items on this list will be covered. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Core-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf 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 info@canyoneering.net 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 info@canyoneering.net to arrange payment via Venmo.

March 16, 2021

  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 -Anchors -Rigging -Rappelling and Belays -Down Climbing and “Spotting" For more details, the majority of the items on this list will be covered. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Core-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf 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 info@canyoneering.net 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 info@canyoneering.net to arrange payment via Venmo.

March 15, 2021

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267344532/  
If you conditionally passed a previous ACA assessment and have conditional items to pass off, this is your chance! If you need to review the ACA skills checklists can be found here https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/ IMPORTANT NOTE: To be clear, THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP. It is an conditional item(s) assessment. You may only attend if you have conditionally passed a previous ACA assessment. There will be no instruction or review of any skills or techniques. If you sign up you must be competent with the applicable skills. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 6, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/zjtfmrybcjbpb/   This will be a FREE Totem workshop for all ACA MeetUp members. The Totem is the 'Swiss Army Knife' of rigging and rappelling devices. Deceptively simple-looking, the Totem is remarkably versatile. Use it as a rigging plate, as well as for rappelling - it's simple to add friction mid-rappel and simple to lock off. You can also use it for ascending, belaying, releasable rigging systems and hauling systems. TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE: • using the Totem as a rigging plate for rope management • using the Totem as a rigging plate for tensioned twin rope systems • rigging releasable blocks on single ropes • using the Jester rigging system for lowering, belaying and contingency • rigging releasable systems on double ropes • rigging a Stone 8 with the Totem • rigging guided rappels • belaying two climbers at the same time • rigging mechanical advantage haul systems • rappelling with the Totem • rigging for friction on single and double rope rappels • adding friction mid-rappel • locking off mid-rappel • ascending with the Totem • stop and go rappels • Z-rig rappels • rappelling in Throttle mode • myriad of uses for the VT Prusik You will need to bring your harness and helmet. Bring your Totem if you have one (Totems & VTs will also be available for purchase at the workshop) Things to note: • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/zjtfmrybcjbmb/   This will be a FREE Totem workshop for all ACA MeetUp members. The Totem is the 'Swiss Army Knife' of rigging and rappelling devices. Deceptively simple-looking, the Totem is remarkably versatile. Use it as a rigging plate, as well as for rappelling - it's simple to add friction mid-rappel and simple to lock off. You can also use it for ascending, belaying, releasable rigging systems and hauling systems. TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE: • using the Totem as a rigging plate for rope management • using the Totem as a rigging plate for tensioned twin rope systems • rigging releasable blocks on single ropes • using the Jester rigging system for lowering, belaying and contingency • rigging releasable systems on double ropes • rigging a Stone 8 with the Totem • rigging guided rappels • belaying two climbers at the same time • rigging mechanical advantage haul systems • rappelling with the Totem • rigging for friction on single and double rope rappels • adding friction mid-rappel • locking off mid-rappel • ascending with the Totem • stop and go rappels • Z-rig rappels • rappelling in Throttle mode • myriad of uses for the VT Prusik You will need to bring your harness and helmet. Bring your Totem if you have one (Totems & VTs will also be available for purchase at the workshop) Things to note: • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/cctfmrybcjbgb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the courtesy rigging skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pro/Cons of Courtesy Rigging • Static Courtesy Rigging • Dynamic Courtesy Rigging Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/cctfmrybcjbdb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the courtesy rigging skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pro/Cons of Courtesy Rigging • Static Courtesy Rigging • Dynamic Courtesy Rigging Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this assessment on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267346988/ To become a Lead Pro Guide in the ACA you must pass the Lead Pro assessment. Your skills, training, etc can be from any place or any classes you have taken. Bottom line is you need to pass the ACA assessment. It is a comprehensive assessment of the ACA skills checklists 1-6 (Core, Aspirant, CL1, CL2, Asst. Pro Guide, Lead Pro Guide) with a written test and a 2 day in-canyon assessment. TAKE NOTE! - the skill checklists have been updated so make sure you have the current one which is located here: ACA Checklists (https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP, meaning you should have a good understanding and know how to apply your guiding skills already. You have some time to prepare and if you have questions or need clarification, please contact the assessment host. There will be a written exam in addition to assessing your skills. The cost for the Assistant Pro Guide assessment is $1250. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/bxsfmrybchblc/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. PREREQUISITE: You must be comfortable rappelling and ascending on rope. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. On rope skills and techniques introduced will include: •General Safety • Ascending/Descending Using Friction Hitches & Mechanical Devices • Ascending/Rappelling Transitions • Passing a Knot • Putting it all together - Pass the Knot exercise Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link • Purcell Prusik or slings • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page:https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/bxsfmrybchbjc/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. PREREQUISITE: You must be comfortable rappelling and ascending on rope. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. On rope skills and techniques introduced will include: •General Safety • Ascending/Descending Using Friction Hitches & Mechanical Devices • Ascending/Rappelling Transitions • Passing a Knot • Putting it all together - Pass the Knot exercise Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link • Purcell Prusik or slings • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Register for this event on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267342888/ To become a Canyon Leader 2 in the ACA you must pass the Canyon Leader 2 assessment. Your skills, training, etc can be from any place or any classes you have taken. Bottom line is you need to pass the ACA assessment. It is a comprehensive assessment of the ACA skills checklists 1-4 (Core, Aspirant, CL1, CL2) and in canyon assessment. TAKE NOTE! - the skill checklists have been updated so make sure you have the current one which is located here: ACA Checklists (https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) There will be a written exam in addition to assessing your skills. THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP, meaning you should have a good understanding and know how to apply your skills already. You have some time to prepare and if you have questions or need clarification, please contact the assessment host. There is no cost for the CL2 assessment. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/qqvfmrybchbzb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary rigging skills to set up a tandem rappel in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging Guided Rappel skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pros/Cons of Tandem Rappels • Sequencing and Process of setting up a Tandem Rappel • Anchors considerations & setup • Equipment/gear considerations • Self & Top Rope Belay Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/qqvfmrybchbzb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary rigging skills to set up a tandem rappel in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging Guided Rappel skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pros/Cons of Tandem Rappels • Sequencing and Process of setting up a Tandem Rappel • Anchors considerations & setup • Equipment/gear considerations • Self & Top Rope Belay Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this assessment on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267346925/ To become a Lead Pro Guide in the ACA you must pass the Lead Pro assessment. Your skills, training, etc can be from any place or any classes you have taken. Bottom line is you need to pass the ACA assessment. It is a comprehensive assessment of the ACA skills checklists 1-6 (Core, Aspirant, CL1, CL2, Asst. Pro Guide, Lead Pro Guide) with a written test and a 2 day in-canyon assessment. TAKE NOTE! - the skill checklists have been updated so make sure you have the current one which is located here: ACA Checklists (https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP, meaning you should have a good understanding and know how to apply your guiding skills already. You have some time to prepare and if you have questions or need clarification, please contact the assessment host. There will be a written exam in addition to assessing your skills. The cost for the Assistant Pro Guide assessment is $1250. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267342479/ This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary rigging skills to set up a guided rappel in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging Guided Rappel skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pros/Cons of Guided Rappels • Sequencing and Process of setting up a Guided Rappel • Anchors considerations & setup • Equipment/gear considerations • Top Rope Belay Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267342470/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary rigging skills to set up a guided rappel in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging Guided Rappel skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pros/Cons of Guided Rappels • Sequencing and Process of setting up a Guided Rappel • Anchors considerations & setup • Equipment/gear considerations • Top Rope Belay Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/mssfmrybchbkb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary mechanical advantage skills to perform haul operations in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging - Mechanical Advantage skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Basics of Mechanical Advantage • Anchors considerations & setup • Equipment/gear considerations • Sequencing and Process of setting up a haul • Communications Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/mssfmrybchbhb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the necessary mechanical advantage skills to perform haul operations in order to assist team members descending easy canyons as with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging - Mechanical Advantage skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Basics of Mechanical Advantage • Anchors considerations & setup • Equipment/gear considerations • Sequencing and Process of setting up a haul • Communications Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267313414/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal self rescue skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. On rope skills and techniques introduced will include: • General Safety • Self Rescue Techniques • Applying Friction Hitches • Self Rescue Sequencing (Ascending/Rappelling Transitions) Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link • Purcell Prusik or slings • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this assessment on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267346873/ To become an Assistant Pro Guide in the ACA you must pass the Assistant Pro assessment. Your skills, training, etc can be from any place or any classes you have taken. Bottom line is you need to pass the ACA assessment. It is a comprehensive assessment of the ACA skills checklists 1-5 (Core, Aspirant, CL1, CL2, Assistant Pro Guide) with a written test and a 1 day in-canyon assessment. TAKE NOTE! - the skill checklists have been updated so make sure you have the current one which is located here: ACA Checklists (https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP, meaning you should have a good understanding and know how to apply your guiding skills already. You have some time to prepare and if you have questions or need clarification, please contact the assessment host. There will be a written exam in addition to assessing your skills. The cost for the Assistant Pro Guide assessment is $950. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/fccfmrybcgbcc/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. On rope skills and techniques introduced will include: •General Safety • Ascending Using Friction Hitches • Ascending Using Mechanical Devices Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • 1-Quick link • Purcell Prusik or slings • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Register for this event on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267313019/ To become a Canyon Leader I in the ACA you must pass the Canyon Leader I assessment. Your skills, training, etc can be from any place or any classes you have taken. Bottom line is you need to pass the ACA assessment. It is a comprehensive assessment of the ACA skills checklists 1-3 (Core, Aspirant, CL1). TAKE NOTE! - the skill checklists have been updated so make sure you have the current one which is located here: ACA Checklists (https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) There will be a written exam in addition to assessing your skills. THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP, meaning you should have a good understanding and know how to apply your skills already. You have some time to prepare and if you have questions or need clarification, please contact the assessment host. There is no cost for the CL1 assessment. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/wxbfmrybcgbsb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. NOTE: Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the event organizer(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the topics to be presented and practiced are appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal rappelling and belaying skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA Certified Instructor/Guide. Skills to be practiced mostly come from the ACA's Core (Level 1) Skills Checklist including: • Controlling speed and braking • Adding friction and locking off using multiple methods • Rigging device for correct friction when using various diameters of rope and single or double strand • Principles and application for bottom belay • Principles and application for a top belay • Proper use of a self-belay/auto-block Items to bring: • Harness • Helmet (meets UIAA standards) • Descent/Belay Device - Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2 or similar device. No ATCs or other tube-type devices • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Quick Link • Rope, Rope Bag, Edge Protection - If you have it, please bring it. • 60cm or 120cm sling Things to Note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day. • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

February 5, 2020

Register here: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/qdcfmrybcgbtb/   This will be an open practice session without a specific agenda to work on any skills that the participants would like to practice. We can get a group consensus on the skills that we would like to practice. Topics can include an item from the ACA Skills checklists such as passing a knot, rigging and anchors, rappelling, self-rescue, knots or other topics that the group chooses. The Checklists can be found here: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/ So bring your rope and lets work on our skills. This is not a practice session for people who have not rappelled before. This is a FREE event, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Utah Facebook group Members. Things to Note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day. • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • Do not come to this practice session if you do not want to be responsible for your own safety and well being. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

January 27, 2020

Signup for this workshop on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/wxbfmrybcgbsb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. NOTE: Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the event organizer(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the topics to be presented and practiced are appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal rappelling and belaying skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA Certified Instructor/Guide. Skills to be practiced mostly come from the ACA's Core (Level 1) Skills Checklist including: • Controlling speed and braking • Adding friction and locking off using multiple methods • Rigging device for correct friction when using various diameters of rope and single or double strand • Principles and application for bottom belay • Principles and application for a top belay • Proper use of a self-belay/auto-block Items to bring: • Harness • Helmet (meets UIAA standards) • Descent/Belay Device - Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2 or similar device. No ATCs or other tube-type devices • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • Quick Link • Rope, Rope Bag, Edge Protection - If you have it, please bring it. • 60cm or 120cm sling Things to Note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. • We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day. • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

January 27, 2020

Register for this event on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267313027/ Aspirant Canyon Leader is the first level of recreational recognition in the ACA. You will be assessed on Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. (Skills checklist can be found here https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) IMPORTANT NOTE: To be clear, THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP. It is an assessment. There will be no instruction or review of any skills or techniques. If you sign up you must be competent with the Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. The demand is anticipated to be high for this assessment. Please don't fill a spot without being confident in your ability to perform the skills you will be assessed on. There is no cost for the Aspirant Assessment. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

January 27, 2020

You must register on the following Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/fmtfmrybcgbkb/   This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal rigging skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pros/Cons of Single and Double Rope Systems • Situations that Dictate Setting Rope Length • Static Single and Twin Rope Systems • Releasable Single and Twin Rope Systems • Lowering a Person • Dead Man Switch • Top Rope Belay • Safety Lines Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

January 27, 2020

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal anchoring skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide (http://www.canyoneering.net/hire-a-guide/). Anchor skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Principles of Anchor Location (D.E.A.R) • Principles of Anchor Construction (E.A.R.N.E.S.T) • Single-point Natural Anchors • Multi-point Natural Anchors • Multi-point Bolt Anchors • Dead Man Anchors • Applying sequencing and friction to utilize otherwise marginal anchors. Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

January 27, 2020

YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!! https://www.rei.com/events/95346/canyoneering-basics/269490 This is a free event, open to all ACA-Canyoneering meetup group members and the general public. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal canyoneering skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide (http://www.canyoneering.net) Skills introduced will include: • Canyon Rating System • Logistics and Safety • Canyon Beta • Leave No Trace Ethics • Rope and Equipment Care • Basic Knots • Intro to Anchors and Rigging • Whistle and Hand Signals • Climbing, Spotting, Belaying and Handlines • Rappelling, Belaying, and Self-Rescue • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. Skills covered are the minimum you should have before entering a canyon with anyone.

January 27, 2020

***YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!!*** http://www.northwashoutdoors.com/?fbclid=IwAR0BEPyeBX68LKkR9u6L2yOtHcg27tDn3bR6TssAiwnGHF_F0w0aAEuBUac   The Basic 3 Day Technical Canyoneering course has been the premier all-inclusive beginners course for over a decade. It is designed to give you the skills you need to pursue your canyoneering adventures on your own and take your slot canyon explorations to the next level. The course discusses beginning and intermediate techniques and works to help the student to feel more comfortable in a canyon setting and with rope rigging systems used. The class prepares you to traverse through canyons rated up to and including 3B in the technical canyon rating system (which we discuss the rating systems during the class as well). The course includes the techniques and skills taught in the American Canyoneering Academy's training curriculum and will satisfy prerequisites for Advanced and Canyon Rescue Courses. Course Cost is $395.00 per person for the 3 Day course Let us do the Meals for you - Additional $75 for Meal Plan while camping (Breakfast and Dinners) 2020 Scheduled Dates: April 9 - 11, 2020 Course Taught in the Canyons in North Wash - Camping at Sandthrax Camp Site Please plan to wear good comfortable footwear and clothing that can get beat up. We encourage students to have the proper personal gear necessary to descend a technical canyon. This encourages the student to learn to use the equipment they have, however, we can provide all the necessary technical rope gear, harness, helmets and rappel devices to help the student complete the courses. We do offer a discount on gear in our store to students on site.

January 27, 2020

***YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!!*** http://www.northwashoutdoors.com/?fbclid=IwAR0BEPyeBX68LKkR9u6L2yOtHcg27tDn3bR6TssAiwnGHF_F0w0aAEuBUac The course includes the techniques and skills taught in the American Canyoneering Academy's Canyon Rescue Course guidelines. As members of the local county SAR team and team leaders for their ropes team, the instructors at North Wash Outfitters take the concept of safety in canyons as a serious topic, even more so, you should be able to help you and your partners out if anything does go wrong. This course will give you the confidence to do so. Course Cost is $395.00 per person for the 3 Day course 2020 Scheduled Dates: May 14-16, 2020 Course Taught from our office in Blanding Utah Please plan to wear good comfortable footwear and clothing that can get beat up. We encourage students to have the proper personal gear necessary to descend a technical canyon. This encourages the student to learn to use the equipment they have, however, we can provide all the necessary technical rope gear, harness, helmets and rappel devices to help the student complete the courses. We do offer a discount on gear in our store to students on site.

January 27, 2020

***YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!!*** http://www.northwashoutdoors.com/?fbclid=IwAR0BEPyeBX68LKkR9u6L2yOtHcg27tDn3bR6TssAiwnGHF_F0w0aAEuBUac The Advanced Canyoneering course is designed to give intermediate canyoneers the skills and techniques necessary to prepare you to travel through canyons rated through 4C in the canyon rating system. 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 Canyoneering course.

January 27, 2020

This free Canyon Intro Course will take place at the 2020 Arizona Canyon Rendezvous held at Grapevine Group Site, Roosevelt Lake, Hwy 188, Globe, AZ, led by Arizona Rock & Canyon Adventures Join your fellow canyoneers for a weekend of technical skills workshops, in-canyon practice, and canyons-canyons-canyons! In-Canyon & Classroom Workshops Include: Free Canyon Intro Course on Wednesday, April 15 - Open to all 2020 Arizona Canyon Rendezvous participants More details to follow as the event gets closer. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

This free Canyon Intro Course will take place at the Spring 2020 Spring Fling held at Excursions of Escalante, Escalante, UT. Attending the Spring 2020 ACA Spring Fling is $50 per person. Join your fellow canyoneers for a weekend of technical skills workshops, in-canyon practice, and canyons-canyons-canyons! ****This event is open to all ACA MeetUp Members**** In-Canyon & Classroom Workshops Include: Free Canyon Intro Course on Friday, May 1 - Open to all Spring Fling participants More details to follow as the event gets closer. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

See the following Meetup page for more information:   SCHEDULE: Wednesday - Arrival. Orientation, Socializing & Safety Briefing. Thursday - Canyons. Burger Night & Movie. Friday - Canyons. Movie Night & Popcorn. Saturday - Pancake Breakfast. Canyons. Skills Competition. Sunday - Canyons. Movie Night & Popcorn. Monday - Pack up and depart camp by 10 am. REFUNDS: No Refunds - Price includes everything above including 5 nights of camping (next to your car) with water, real bathrooms, covered ramada, picnic tables, fire pit, grill, power, and HOT showers. CANYONS: We will provide beta, suggestions, GPS tracks and help you with appropriate canyon selections. We will have sign-up sheets at night to help you organize canyon trips. Please note we do NOT, however, put the canyon trips together. This is all up to the participants to organize and execute. We cannot guarantee you a place on any canyon trip. PLEASE NOTE: Folks leading canyons are NOT guides and are not paid. They are just helping with logistics. Who goes on the trip is solely up to them. You MUST be an active participant in the canyon and be completely self-sufficient. You must have all your own gear. Most canyons require a wetsuit. BETA: Here are some suggested canyons below with a link to the beta, maps, photos and GPS tracks: · CHRISTOPHER CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/christopher-creek-canyon-az/) · MINNOW CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/minnow-canyon-az/) · PARKER CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/parker-creek-canyon-az/) · PUEBLO CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/pueblo-canyon-az/) · PUNCH BOWL CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/punch-bowl-canyon-az/) · ROCK CREEK CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/rock-creek-canyon-az/) · SALOME CREEK (THE JUG) CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/salome-creek-the-jug-canyon-az/) · SHAKE TREE CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/shake-tree-canyon-az/) · SIERRA CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/sierra-canyon-az/) · S'MORES CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/smores-canyon-az/) · WATERSLIDES CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/waterslides-canyon-az/) · WILBUR CANYON, AZ (http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/wilbur-canyon-az/) ADDITIONAL BETA: http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/canyoneering-arizona GEAR: http://www.onropecanyoneering.com/canyoneering-gear TRAINING: http://www.azrockandcanyon.com/canyoneering DISCLAIMER: Canyoneering is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Canyoneering and associated activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Canyoneering exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training or skill. By your participation in any activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event. If you wish to participate you should be physically and mentally prepared with the appropriate gear. You are responsible for your own safety, not the person leading the event. You should always be aware of the risks involved in outdoor activities and conduct yourself accordingly.

December 11, 2019

Aspirant Canyon Leader is the first level of recreational recognition in the ACA. You will be assessed on Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. (Skills checklist can be found here https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) IMPORTANT NOTE: To be clear, THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP. It is an assessment. There will be no instruction or review of any skills or techniques. If you sign up you must be competent with the Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. The demand is anticipated to be high for this assessment. Please don't fill a spot without being confident in your ability to perform the skills you will be assessed on. There is no cost for the Aspirant Assessment. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

Fall 2020 Guide, Leader, Aspirant, Rendezvous held at Kolob General Store and Kolob Community Center, Kolob, UT. Join your fellow canyoneers for a weekend of technical skills workshops, in-canyon practice, and leadership training. Check-in any time after 2:00p at the Kolob General Store campsite location. Hosts will be available to direct you to the campsite area, bathrooms, and other facilities. ****This event is open ONLY to ACA Certified Guides, Leaders 1 & 2, Aspirants, and those with training ACA Level 2 (or equivalent).**** If you need additional training to qualify, please see the ACA Meetup schedule for available events in your area. All participants must arrive self-sufficient and prepared for technical skill training - no gear/equipment/PPE will be provided. In-Canyon & Classroom Workshops Include: Aspirant Practice & Assessment -Open to all seeking Assessment for the ACA Aspirant Program. Canyon Rescue: Scenario, problem(s) while rappelling. -Personal. -Partner. Canyon First Aid: Scenario, sprained/fractured ankle. -Primary Assessment. -Pressure Dressing. -Field Splinting. Canyon Evacuation/Extraction: Scenario, patient stable and movable. -Horizontal Evacuation. -Low Angle Extraction. -High Angle Extraction. Canyon Leadership: Scenario, group slow. -Group Dynamics. -Skill and Gear Sequencing. -Cross Exposed Terrain. -Time Saving Tips (lots!). Map Reading: Important Fundamentals of Map Reading. -Types. -Legend. -Terrain Features. -Creating Routes. Backcountry Communication: Personal Locator Beacons. -SPOT -Delorme. Bring your favorite potluck dish for Saturday night! Don't forget to list your T-shirt size when prompted upon RSVP. Your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions. More details to follow as the event gets closer. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

Aspirant Canyon Leader is the first level of recreational recognition in the ACA. You will be assessed on Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. (Skills checklist can be found here https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/) Register on the following Meetup page, as soon as  RSVPs open (1 month prior): https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267119164/ IMPORTANT NOTE: To be clear, THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP. It is an assessment. There will be no instruction or review of any skills or techniques. If you sign up you must be competent with the Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. The demand is anticipated to be high for this assessment. Please don't fill a spot without being confident in your ability to perform the skills you will be assessed on. There is no cost for the Aspirant Assessment. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. Registration must happen on Meetup, which opens Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 5 pm: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/jvqxlrybcgbmb/ OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal rigging skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide. Rigging skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Pros/Cons of Single and Double Rope Systems • Situations that Dictate Setting Rope Length • Static Single and Twin Rope Systems • Releasable Single and Twin Rope Systems • Lowering a Person • Dead Man Switch • Top Rope Belay • Safety Lines Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes. We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

The Spring 2020 ACA Spring Fling will be held at Excursions of Escalante, Escalante, UT. Join your fellow canyoneers for a weekend of technical skills workshops, in-canyon practice, and canyons-canyons-canyons! Cost is $50 per person. ****This event is open to all ACA MeetUp Members**** In-Canyon & Classroom Workshops Include: Free Canyon Intro Course on Friday, May 1 - Open to all Spring Fling participants   More details to follow as the event gets closer. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA Canyoneering Meetup group and Facebook members.   You must register on Meetup after RSVPs open on Thursday, March 5, 2020: https://www.meetup.com/ACA-Canyoneering-MeetUp/events/267119598/ Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal anchoring skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide (http://www.canyoneering.net/hire-a-guide/). Anchor skills introduced will include: • General Safety • Principles of Anchor Location (D.E.A.R) • Principles of Anchor Construction (E.A.R.N.E.S.T) • Single-point Natural Anchors • Multi-point Natural Anchors • Multi-point Bolt Anchors • Dead Man Anchors • Applying sequencing and friction to utilize otherwise marginal anchors. • Static/Dynamic Courtesy Rappel Starts Required items to bring to class: • Harness • Climbing Helmet • Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s. • 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred) • 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing • 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice • 1-Quick link • Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it. • Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment Things to note: • We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable). • Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera). • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. • This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event. • All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

December 11, 2019

YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!! https://www.rei.com/events/94805/intro-to-canyoneering/266624 This is a free event, open to all ACA-Canyoneering meetup group members and the general public. OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal canyoneering skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide (http://www.canyoneering.net) Skills introduced will include: • Canyon Rating System • Logistics and Safety • Canyon Beta • Leave No Trace Ethics • Rope and Equipment Care • Basic Knots • Intro to Anchors and Rigging • Whistle and Hand Signals • Climbing, Spotting, Belaying and Handlines • Rappelling, Belaying, and Self-Rescue • No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account. Skills covered are the minimum you should have before entering a canyon with anyone.

December 11, 2019

"The cumulative structure of the course was right on. We had three opportunities to learn each technique - classroom (camp), controlled situation (bridge), then actual application in the canyons."

September 20, 2019

"I just wanted to let you know I had a great time at the canyoneering course. Thank you guys for being so flexible with the group and for making sure we were all being taught material that suited our experience and interests. I hope to be able to attend one of the advanced courses in the next year."

August 28, 2019

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities.

OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide.

On rope skills and techniques introduced will include:

•General Safety
• Ascending Using Friction Hitches
• Ascending Using Mechanical Devices

Required items to bring to class:
• Harness
• Climbing Helmet
• Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s.
• 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred)
• 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing
• 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice
• Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it.
• 1-Quick link
• Purcell Prusik or slings
• Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment

Things to note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.
• We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day).

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account.

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

August 13, 2019

This is a FREE event, open to all ACA-MeetUp group members.

This will be a Aspirant practice session for those attending the Aspirant Assessment. We can get a group consensus on the skills that we would like to practice. Topics can include an item from the ACA Skills checklists such as passing a knot, rigging and anchors, rappelling, self-rescue, knots or other topics that the group chooses. The Checklists can be found here: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/

So bring your rope and lets work on our skills. This is not a practice session for people who have not rappelled before.

Things to Note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.
• We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day.
• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).
• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.
• Do not come to this practice session if you do not want to be responsible for your own safety and well being. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

August 6, 2019

YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!! https://www.meetup.com/Excursions-of-Escalante/events/259845789/

SAVE THE DATE! Pothole Fest - Details Coming Soon! RSVP's opening Soon!

July 31, 2019

Fall 2019 Guide, Leader, Aspirant, Rendezvous held at Kolob General Store and Kolob Community Center, Kolob, UT. Join your fellow canyoneers for a weekend of technical skills workshops, in-canyon practice, and leadership training.

Check in any time after 2:00p at the Kolob General Store campsite location. Hosts will be available to direct you to the campsite area, bathooms, and other facilities.

****This event is open ONLY to ACA Certified Guides, Leaders 1 & 2, Aspirants, and those with training ACA Level 2 (or equivalent).****

If you need additional training to qualify, please see the ACA Meetup schedule for available events in your area.

All participants must arrive self-sufficient and prepared for technical skill training - no gear/equipment/PPE will be provided.

In-Canyon & Classroom Workshops Include:

Aspirant Practice & Assessment
-Open to all seeking Assessment for the ACA Aspirant Program.

Canyon Rescue: Scenario, problem(s) while rappelling.
-Personal.
-Partner.

Canyon First Aid: Scenario, sprained/fractured ankle.
-Primary Assessment.
-Pressure Dressing.
-Field Splinting.

Canyon Evacuation/Extraction: Scenario, patient stable and movable.
-Horizontal Evacuation.
-Low Angle Extraction.
-High Angle Extraction.

Canyon Leadership: Scenario, group slow.
-Group Dynamics.
-Skill and Gear Sequencing.
-Cross Exposed Terrain.
-Time Saving Tips (lots!).

Map Reading: Important Fundamentals of Map Reading.
-Types.
-Legend.
-Terrain Features.
-Creating Routes.

Backcountry Communication: Personal Locator Beacons.
-SPOT
-Delorem.

Bring your favorite potluck dish for Saturday night!

Don't forget to list your T-shirt size when prompted upon RSVP.

More details to follow as the event gets closer.

July 31, 2019

This is a FREE event, open to all ACA-MeetUp group members.

This will be a Aspirant practice session for those attending the Aspirant Assessment. We can get a group consensus on the skills that we would like to practice. Topics can include an item from the ACA Skills checklists such as passing a knot, rigging and anchors, rappelling, self-rescue, knots or other topics that the group chooses. The Checklists can be found here: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/

So bring your rope and lets work on our skills. This is not a practice session for people who have not rappelled before.

Things to Note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.
• We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day.
• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).
• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.
• Do not come to this practice session if you do not want to be responsible for your own safety and well being. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

Aspirant Canyon Leader is the first level of recreational recognition in the ACA. You will be assessed on Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. (Skills checklist can be found here https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/)

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be clear, THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP. It is an assessment. There will be no instruction or review of any skills or techniques. If you sign up you must be competent with the Core (Level 1) and Aspirant (Level 2) skills. The demand is anticipated to be high for this assessment. Please don't fill a spot without being confident in your ability to perform the skills you will be assessed on.

There is no cost for the Aspirant Assessment.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

This will be an open practice session without a specific agenda to work on any skills that the participants would like to practice. We can get a group consensus on the skills that we would like to practice. Topics can include an item from the ACA Skills checklists such as passing a knot, rigging and anchors, rappelling, self-rescue, knots or other topics that the group chooses. The Checklists can be found here: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/

So bring your rope and lets work on our skills. This is not a practice session for people who have not rappelled before.

This is a FREE event, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Utah Facebook group Members.

Things to Note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.

• We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day.

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• Do not come to this practice session if you do not want to be responsible for your own safety and well being. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

To become a Canyon Leader 2 in the ACA you must pass the Canyon Leader 2 assessment. Your skills, training, etc can be from any place or any classes you have taken. Bottom line is you need to pass the ACA assessment. It is a comprehensive assessment of the ACA skills checklists 1-4 (Core, Aspirant, CL1, CL2) and in canyon assessement.
TAKE NOTE! - the skill checklists have been updated so make sure you have the current one which is located here: ACA Checklists (https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/)

There will be a written exam in addition to assessing your skills.
THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP, meaning you should have a good understanding and know how to apply your skills already. You have some time to prepare and if you have questions or need clarification, please contact the assessment host.

There is no cost for the CL2 assessment.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities.

OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide.

On rope skills and techniques introduced will include:

•General Safety
• Ascending Using Friction Hitches
• Ascending Using Mechanical Devices

Required items to bring to class:
• Harness
• Climbing Helmet
• Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s.
• 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred)
• 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing
• 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice
• Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it.
• 1-Quick link
• Purcell Prusik or slings
• Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment

Things to note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.
• We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day).

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account.

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

This will be an open practice session without a specific agenda to work on any skills that the participants would like to practice. We can get a group consensus on the skills that we would like to practice. Topics can include an item from the ACA Skills checklists such as passing a knot, rigging and anchors, rappelling, self-rescue, knots or other topics that the group chooses. The Checklists can be found here: https://www.canyoneering.net/resources/

So bring your rope and lets work on our skills. This is not a practice session for people who have not rappelled before.

This is a FREE event, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Utah Facebook group Members.

Things to Note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.

• We will be outside; dress appropriately for anticipated weather - closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day.

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• Do not come to this practice session if you do not want to be responsible for your own safety and well being. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

This is a FREE workshop, open to all ACA-Canyoneering Meetup and Facebook members. Participation in this workshop is continually at the discretion of the instructor(s). It is up to each participant to fairly and accurately assess their existing skills to determine whether the material to be learned and practiced is appropriate for their abilities.

OBJECTIVE: Provide students with the basic personal on rope skills and techniques needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. If you are seeking more complete training, please consider participating in a course offered by an ACA certified instructor/guide.

On rope skills and techniques introduced will include:

•General Safety
• Ascending Using Friction Hitches
• Ascending Using Mechanical Devices

Required items to bring to class:
• Harness
• Climbing Helmet
• Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s.
• 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred)
• 2-20 feet Tubular Webbing
• 10 feet 6mm or 7mm Cord for Knot Practice
• Rope/Rope protection if you can bring it.
• 1-Quick link
• Purcell Prusik or slings
• Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about purchasing equipment

Things to note:

• We will be practicing at height! Skills will be practiced with weighted ropes.
• We will be outside, so dress appropriately for anticipated weather (closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day).

• Bring snacks, water, etc. Bring a portable chair/cushion to sit on. Come prepared to take notes (pen, notebook, camera).

• No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the ACA meetup group and sign up using their own account.

• This event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

July 31, 2019

YOU MUST GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!!! https://www.meetup.com/Excursions-of-Escalante/events/259845592/

PLEASE read DETAILS BELOW! Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Please read details below.
**Please submit payment via credit card by calling us at 1.435.826.4714

Keeper Pothole Workshop - Small Group & Big Day!

For many canyoneers, the ultimate in canyon obstacles is the Keeper Pothole. Whether 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 human traps. Escalante is blessed with canyon “keepers” of nearly every shape, size and challenge imaginable. This allows participants to spend the entire day experiencing (not simulating) the true variety of pothole “problems” that exist in the wild.

We have an 8 Student Maximum to ensure that students get the most focused and safest training possible. ***You MUST HAVE solid rope skills and be a confident swimmer to participate in this course! NO EXCEPTIONS.

The day begins at 7:30AM and end around 3:30pm-4:30pm. Students should plan to be with us for a minimum of 8 hours.

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

$195 Per Person. Includes lunch, coffee/tea in the morning & ice cream in the afternoon. 5 person minimum to conduct workshop. Tax not included.

Please contact Amie at 1.435.826.4714 or email info@excursionsofescalante.com with any questions.

Your payment is non-refundable, unless you cancel 21 days (45 days for overnight trips and courses) prior to your trip date. In that case, you would receive a full refund.

***Deposits and full payments of cancelled trips may not be credited towards future trips.

***A Credit Card fee of 5% will be deducted from ALL refunds involving credit cards.

***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.

Excursions of Escalante accepts Visa, or MasterCard.

Please CALL to submit payment via credit card over the phone: 1.800.U.EXPLOR or 1.435.826.4714

(We DO NOT use PayPal for Course Payments)

July 31, 2019

"It's unbelievable how much we have learned in one week. Great teaching and patience displayed by all instructors. Great body of knowledge taught. Good hands-on experience. Good pace and sequence of topics."

July 14, 2019

"Excellent course. Well thought out. I felt I learned a great deal and had a lot of fun doing it."

June 18, 2019

"In all my years of guiding I've learned to use many varied anchor systems. In just one day of the course I learned three new and efficient ones specially adapted to canyoneering."

June 16, 2019

"I am really impressed with not only the skills and techniques but the fact that you put together such a great course. You did a great job and I learned a lot."

July 5, 2018

"This was a great opportunity for me to get exposure to a myriad of new techniques for use in future canyoneering exploits. The experience and perspective of the instructors added another dimension and contributed greatly to the value of the course."

May 28, 2015

"This was definitely an eye-opening experience into understanding how much there really is to canyoneering. It was a challenging week with tons and tons of information and skills to be learned. Thank you for taking extra time and effort in seeing I understood things clearly. I'm very pleased with the setup of the course. I had so much fun - the canyon trips were excellent. My excitement for canyoneering has greatened even more."

May 28, 2015

"Even though I have climbed for 15 years, I learned a lot of new, cool techniques. Wow! Great course."

May 28, 2015

"It was immediately obvious that your instructors are not just canyoneers, turned guides, turned instructors. The course structure and quality of instruction was as good or better than any college course I have ever taken. Very professional."

May 28, 2015

"Your devotion to the sport and your concern for your students was very apparent during the course. The entire canyoneering community is in your debt for the fine work you are doing."

May 28, 2015

"I have been a rock climber for over a decade and didn't really expect to learn anything new. Was I ever wrong. I didn't realize that there were so many specialized systems employed in canyoneering. All of it makes sense. Rock climbing systems are fine for dry rock, but not at all appropriate in a canyon - especially if there is water present."

May 28, 2015

"This course will easily become the standard by which any other canyoneering course will be judged. It was amazing that the professional mountaineering guides found a lot to learn, but the pace was such that a neophyte like me could also pick things up quickly."

May 28, 2015

"All I can say is WOW! Terrific course. I had already taken a course from a private guide service and was concerned I might not learn anything new in the ACA basic course. My concerns were totally unfounded. I paid half as much for the ACA course and learned at least twice as much. By my math that's four times the value. Keep up the good work, ACA."

May 28, 2015

"Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that I really enjoyed your course. Thanks for your patience. You are a great teacher. I have found in the past that just because one has the knowledge on something, doesn't mean they have the ability to convey that information to others in a way they can retain it. You actually have the gift. I know I retained more that I thought I would. It was a pleasure spending those three days under your guidance."

May 28, 2015

"Super helpful class - I learned a lot of rappelling and rappel set up techniques that I can't wait to use on my next trip. In the meantime, I have A LOT to practice."

May 28, 2015

"I wanted to thank you again for the course on technical canyoneering last weekend. It truly was a great course and I am very glad I took it. I learned so much that I think I went into information-overload. So I tried to focus on the main principles you reinforced in the scenarios more than anything else: repetition, repetition, repetition. I guess I am writing because I am so grateful. I have been on the ACA website these last few days and I have noticed how much effort you put into the site, promoting the sport and the proper techniques. Thanks, it has opened up a whole new world for me.”

May 28, 2015

"Phenomenal teacher, phenomenal training! I highly recommend this training for any canyoneer, whether beginner or experienced.”

May 28, 2015

"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the course and now have a new rule for choosing canyoneering partners - ACA course graduates only. You guys are the real deal and you are raising the bar for all canyoneers.”

May 23, 2015

 

This Advanced Level two day course will be held at the ACA Headquarters in Escalante Utah. We will select training areas that will maximize our opportunities to focus on specific anchors, rescue and leadership skills. Canyoneering 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 more learning. Goal: The primary objectives of our “Technical 2” course is to help students become a more “sovereign canyoneer”. Not a solo canyoneer, but a Team member who can competently assess a wider range of technical challenges for themselves and the group. A member who operates with a level of understanding that allows them to begin helping others enjoy a safe and fun experience. We want to work towards maximizing our “canyon presence”, becoming more and more aware of our natural and human surroundings. As always, the improvements in personal and overall group safety are worth the time/investment. Remember, 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 elevate your game and begin the first steps towards helping others see and experience the beauty and comradery found within the canyon walls. ACA Philosophy: Take this seriously, 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! This course will include most items found on the ACA Canyon Leader 1 Skills list. ***The Class C water related skills will be offered in a separate, Class C specific course. https://www.canyoneering.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL1-Skills-Checklist-4-22-20.pdf FEE: $315 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. PAYMENT: We accept Venmo for Course Payment. RESERVATIONS: Call or email to reserve your space.  info@canyoneering.net 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.

March 16, 2021

 

 

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ALL RSVPs are being conducted through Excursions of Escalante, the ACA Headquarters. CLICK LINK for Course Details and to RSVP.

March 23, 2022