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

Take the lead on your next adventure. The Canyon Leadership 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 Skills: 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.

These skills and more are taught in Technical Canyoneering (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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