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: Formal canyoneering training or significant experience. While not required, we recommend taking Technical Canyoneering (ACE-L1), Advanced Canyoneering (ACE-L2), and Canyon Essentials (ACE-L3) prior to this course. If you’re unsure, feel free to contact us to discuss whether this course would be right for you.

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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