Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) - St George UT
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Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) - St George UT

The Canyon Rescue Course will prepare you to deal with canyoneering emergencies using the gear you already carry. Learn how to react when things don’t go according to plan. You will learn numerous rescue techniques as well as when to apply them.

Prerequisite Skills: Direct top belay, self belay, swiss seat, passing knots, lowering systems, dynamic and static courtesy rappels, static block conversions, edge protection, 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, munter hitch, auto block, valdotan tres, MMO, stone knot, frost knot.

These skills and more are taught in Technical Canyoneering (ACE-L1), Advanced Canyoneering (ACE-L2), and Canyon Leadership (ACE-L3)

Topics Covered

  • Knots, Rope Grabs, & Progress Capture
  • Rescue Anchors and Rigging
  • Haul Systems
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Converting Static Rigging to Haul or Lower
  • Assisted & Tandem Rappels
  • Hero Rescue, Balancier Lift
  • Rappelling on a Tensioned Rope
  • Guide Ropes, Tag Lines, Belays
  • Cut-and-Lower Procedures
  • Special Ascending Techniques for Rescue
  • Pick-Off Procedures

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.


  • 1 Classroom Session
  • 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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