Our 2 Day Intermediate Course is designed to be the next step in becoming a proficient canyoneer. This course teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group as a competent participant, with the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices.
Day One is spent in the classroom, reviewing the ground skills necessary for safe canyoneering, including: equipment review and selection, canyon ethics and courtesy, knots, hitches and anchoring; the Canyon Rating System, canyon topography, and weather and flooding.
Day Two is conducted in a canyon environment where the students can implement and perfect on-rope skills, anchoring, problem solving, risk management, and more.
Duration: 5 – 7 hours per day
Drive from Moab: Up to 20 minutes
Season: Spring, Summer & Fall (see Course dates)
Max. guide to student ratio: 1:5
Technical Challenges: Rappels up to 120’, hiking and scrambling up to 5.5
What you can expect to learn
Canyon Rating System
Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy
Specific Gear Choices, Requirements, Use and Care
Knots, Bends and Hitches
Reading/interpreting weather forecast and evaluating environmental hazards
Please be at our office by 7:45 am to complete any payment or paperwork
This course requires 3 people minimum to run.
$450 / 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.