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Anchors & Rigging

March 18 - March 21

| $395.00

Canyoneering Academy Workshops
Typical canyoneering courses are offered in a series of “levels” with each level covering the same topics in progressively increasing detail. The Canyoneering Academy series of workshops is offered in focused modules that cover each topic in much greater depth from basic concepts through advanced applications.

Workshops in the series are ideal for those who have already acquired some experience who are looking for a fast-track opportunity to achieve mastery of specific skill sets.

Are you ready to take your anchor and rigging skills up a few more notches? If you are, this intense workshop is for you. Training will focus on efficiency in anchor selection, rigging and use, as well as efficient rope management. Students will be challenged by scenarios that test skills and expand problem-solving skills.

Topics covered will include:

  • understanding how mechanical advantage and friction affect anchor loads
  • expedient risk assessment and decision-making
  • natural, artificial and transient anchors; using friction, sequencing and other strategies for utilization of marginal anchors
  • advanced knot craft for single-point and multi-point anchors
  • bolt selection and placement, proper use of pitons
  • knot chocks and chockstones
  • single rope static and dynamic rigging
  • twin rope static and dynamic rigging
  • rigging and tensioning guide ropes
  • pre-rigging for rescue
  • establishing safe staging areas
  • situational application of various belay systems
  • static and dynamic courtesy rigging for awkward starts
  • rigging reblays
  • expedient rope deployment for first person down
  • safety lines and running belays
  • 2:1 lowers and yoyos
  • stategies and techniques for protecting the rope from abrasion
  • creeping the rope and using a depth gauge in Class C Canyons
  • tips and tricks from Rich’s 40+ years canyoneering


March 18
March 21
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Rich Carlson


Canyons & Crags
644 North 800 West
Cedar City, UT 84720 United States
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