Basic Canyoneering Course

Apr 20, 2019 9:00 AM - Apr 21, 2019 4:00 PM
North Mountain Visitor Center
This course is the perfect primer for those who have never touched a rope looking to begin canyoneering along with those wanting to refresh their understanding of the many core concepts. The basics are a critical starting point for every responsible individual entering the canyons. Throughout the course you will learn to identify and understand core concepts of trip planning, equipment, rappelling, rigging, canyon movement, overall general safety and much more. The goal of this course is to have you leave understanding the core concepts of canyoneering, so you can become a contributing team member while in canyon with competent leaders and mentors. Please bring all your typical canyoneering gear, if you have any. We can provided what you don't have at no cost. Please bring whatever you need to stay comfortable all day as we will be outside the entire day. Please bring plenty of water and an appetite for learning. Let us know if you need to borrow any gear. It will be a long day and very hands on so please come prepared to work. We will be practicing all the skills we teach. We typically talk about the skill, demo it and then have you do it. We find this is the best way to learn. We will spend 2 days together going over core concepts with some time spent in a classroom type environment and the bulk of the time outdoors putting the freshly acquired skills to use. Basic skills covered: LOGISTICS & SAFETY LEAVE NO TRACE ETHICS ROPE & EQUIPMENT CARE GEAR SELECTION BASIC KNOTS INTRO TO ANCHORS AND RIGGING SIGNALS CLIMBING SPOTTING BELAYING HAND LINES RAPPELLING SELF RESCUE SWIMMING JUMPING WATER SLIDES Four students minimum needed for class to occur. Full refund if it does not.
Arizona Rock & Canyon Adventures
(480) 888-6953
Phoenix, Arizona 85255
Basic Canyoneering Course