This intensive course will review the foundational skills through the intermediate level and progress to include the extensive skills required to be a competent canyoneer, able to address the comprehensive challenges faced in advanced-level canyoneering.
Our goal for this course is to see you develop strong decision making and critical thinking skills in a canyon environment using a myriad of specialized tools and techniques putting you on the path to being an independent and confident canyoneer.
This Advanced Course broadens the skills and techniques taught in the Intermediate Canyoneering Course and builds a stronger foundation of experience by using practical scenarios in real slot canyon environments. Concurrently, by understanding the nature of desert canyons we can anticipate many challenges brought about by: weather, technical terrain and group dynamics.
Through application of these new techniques and an understanding of risk management you’ll build confidence in your skills empowering you to act decisively and mitigate rigging and anchoring challenges comfortably. Towards the end of the course your instructor will play a smaller supervisory role allowing you to assert your competence while gauging your readiness for more challenging canyons.
Day One begins with a speedy and comprehensive review of the foundational skills that will then be broadened and refined.
Day Two is our fullest day with an extensive amount of canyon curriculum to be addressed and mastered.
Day Three finds you in-canyon building and evaluating anchors, problem solving what-ifs, and doing personal rescue scenarios.
Duration: 6 – 9 hours per day
Drive from Moab: Up to 1 hour
Season: Spring, Summer & Fall (on request)
Max. guide to student ratio: 1:5
Technical Challenges: Rappels up to 200’, hiking and scrambling up to 5.7
Please be at our office by 7:45 am to complete any payment or paperwork.
This course requires 3 people minimum to run.
$595 / person – minimum group size of 3
Because a reservation guarantees space on a trip, we sometimes have to turn others away for those same dates. Thus, cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the trip dates in order to receive a full refund of the reservation deposit. Due to the special nature of these courses any cancellations made inside the two-week cut off will not be refunded. Please consider purchasing Trip/Vacation Insurance if you have concerns.