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Oct 21

Anchors, Rigging & Rescue – Las Vegas

October 21, 2023 - October 22, 2023


Instructor: Rich Carlson

Canyoneering Competencies: Level 2 Modules

Gain knowledge and competence with anchors, rigging and rescue systems while honing your personal rappelling, ascending and problem-solving skills. This advanced level course is designed to take your knowledge and skills up a few more notches to overcome progressively more difficult challenges encountered in canyons. This course was designed primarily to meet the needs of advanced recreational canyoneers, but also forms the foundation for those planning to pursue canyon leader/guide or canyon rescue training.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • advanced knots and hitches
  • linking two anchor bolts using supplemental anchor system
  • twin rope systems to improve group efficiency
  • retrievable anchor/rigging systems
  • rigging high-strength tie-off mid-rope, convert to retrievable
  • rope systems for protecting traverses
  • guided rappels and rope tensioning systems
  • mechanical advantage
  • partner rescue – efficient lifts and load shifts
  • partner rescue – convert static rigging to lower
  • partner rescue from tail-up toggle rigging
  • static and dynamic courtesy rigging

Gear Requirements:

  • harness
  • helmet
  • rappel/belay device
  • 5-6 locking carabiners, HMS (pear shape) preferred

If you have additional gear, feel free to bring it, but it is not necessary to purchase anything special for the course, other than what is listed above. Additional gear will be available for you to borrow, try and purchase during the course.

This is a Hybrid Course

This course includes online training material. Virtual meetings with your instructor will be available to you before and after the hands-on training days. In addition, you and other students in this course will become part of a private online group for ongoing consultation with the instructor.

Course Fee: $395

Canyoneering Karma Passport holders: $145

REGISTRATION: Buy your ticket(s) here on this page. If you have a Canyoneering Karma Passport, the $145 ticket price is your payment in full. If you do not have a Passport, the $250 balance will be due on or before the first day of the course.

Canyoneering Karma Passports are available HERE


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