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 Skills: 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.

These skills and more are taught in Technical Canyoneering (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.


  • 2 Days Outdoor Hands On Training
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discount to Purchase Your Own Gear!

Private Course

Whether you have your own group or simply prefer to learn one on one, private classes with custom scheduling are available to suit your needs.

1 Student - $950 per person
2-3 Students - $550 per person
4-12 students - $395 per person

2 student minimum for course to be held

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Included Materials



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

Store Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00 MST

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 MST

Sunday Closed

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