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.


  • 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 - $895 per person
2 Students - $495 per person
3-12 students - $395 per person


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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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