The Canyon Rescue Course will prepare you to deal with canyoneering emergencies using the gear you already carry. Learn how to react when things don’t go according to plan. You will learn numerous rescue techniques as well as when to apply them.
• Knots, Rope Grabs, & Progress Capture
• Rescue Anchors and Rigging
• Haul Systems
• Mechanical Advantage
• Converting Static Rigging to Haul or Lower
• Assisted & Tandem Rappels
• Guide Ropes, Tag Lines, Belays
• Cut-and-Lower Procedures
• Pick-Off Procedures
• Special Ascending Techniques for Rescue
• Rappelling on a Tensioned Rope
Direct top belay, self belay, swiss seat, passing knots, lowering systems, dynamic and static courtesy rappels, static block conversions, edge protection, ascending, basic mechanical advantage 3:1, 4:1, pig rig, pothole escape, transient anchors, multi pitch rappels, guided rappels, redirects, build and inspect natural and artificial anchors, set and adjust friction, hands free lock off, personal tether use, soft starts, hard starts, static blocks, contingency blocks, meat anchors, partner assists and captures, fireman belay, knots: overhand, figure 8 on a bight, figure 8 follow through, figure 8 bend, alpine butterfly, double overhand, edk, square fisherman, double fisherman, girth hitch, clove hitch, prusik hitch, klemheist, voodoo hitch, munter hitch, auto block, valdotan tres, MMO, stone knot, frost knot.
"TJ is a fantastic instructor. He was able to determine my level of prior experience and adjust the class according. This class was super informative. TJ is patient and very clear with his instruction. The equipment used was top notch. Our group had a great time hearing all of the experiences that TJ has had over the years! Seriously so much fun! Sign up, it’s well worth every penny!"
- Micah Y.
"TJ did an amazing job and taught a great course. I feel much more comfortable with canyoneering after this course. I would highly recommend his course and store. "
- Brayden M.