Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) - St George UT
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Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) - St George UT

Take the lead on your next adventure. The Canyon Essentials course teaches the skills necessary to safely lead others in a canyoneering environment. Gain the confidence to take friends, family, kids, or anyone less experienced on your next canyoneering trip. Learn to manage the unique challenges that come with leading a group.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in the skills taught in the Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) and Advanced Canyoneering (ACE-L2)

Topics Covered

  • Guided Rappels
  • Group Gear Selection and Management
  • Efficiently Moving Larger Groups Through Canyons
  • Static Courtesy Rappels
  • Dynamic Courtesy Rappels
  • Lowering Systems
  • Pre-Rigging Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel
  • Protecting Ropes from Sharp Edges
  • Top Belays, Hand Lines, Sequencing
  • Rappelling and Ascending past Knots
  • Converting a Static Block to a Lowering System
  • How to Manage Rope Damage
  • Improvised Harness for Emergencies
  • Rappelling on a Munter Hitch
  • Advanced Friction Options

Required Gear

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rappel Device
  • Figure 8 for Rigging
  • Gloves
  • Safety Tether
  • 6-8 Screwlock HMS Carabiners
  • 48” sling or Foot Loop
  • VT Prusik
  • Ascenders
  • 20’ Cordelette
  • Appropriate Shoes and Pack

Student’s will receive a 10% discount on all gear purchased for this course.


Day 1 (7:00 am - 5:00 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 (7:00 am – 5:00 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

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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