Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) - St George UT
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Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) - St George UT

The Advanced Canyoneering Course is designed to take you beyond the basics and prepare you for the unique challenges of advanced canyons. Escape potholes, safely navigate multi-pitch rappels, ascend ropes, and much more. By the end of this course you will possess all the fundamental skills necessary to tackle more difficult and technical canyons. This course also lays the foundation for the Canyon Leader and Canyon Rescue courses.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in the skills taught in the Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1)

Topics Covered

  • Advanced Knots & Hitches
  • Advanced Anchor Systems
  • Releasable, Transient, and Artificial, Anchors
  • Advanced Rope Deployment
  • Traverses and Hand Lines
  • Multi-Pitch Rappels
  • Guided Rappels
  • Re-Directs and Deviations
  • Various Ascending Methods and Transitions
  • Converting from Rappelling to Ascending
  • Pothole Escape Techniques
  • Basic Mechanical Advantage
  • Group Dynamics

Required Gear

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rappel Device
  • Safety Tether
  • 6-8 Screwlock HMS Carabiners
  • 48” Sling or Footloop
  • VT prusik

Bring any mechanical ascenders you would like to learn how to use, we will provide Ropeman II’s for the course if you don’t have any. Student’s will receive a 10% discount on all gear purchased for this course.


Day 1 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Meet at Adventure Plus for orientation and gear check. We will proceed to the training site for hands on instruction, training, and practice.

Days 2 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Meet at the training site. We will be in the field all day. Come prepared for 8-10 hours of hands on instruction, training, and practice.

Bring a lunch, snacks, and at least 2-3 LITERS OF WATER each day. You will also need appropriate footwear (no sandals or open toed shoes), sun protection, and rappel gloves.

Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate to Advanced
Materials Included: Mechanical Ascenders

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

 765 N. Bluff Street #D 
            Saint George, UT 84770

Ph: 435-674-0082 |

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4, *Closed Sunday