When NOT to Use Self Belays

Self belays, or as some people know as autoblock, third-hand, or painly 'prusik', for canyoneering newbs, are for the most part, a bad idea.

Suspended Systems vs Blocks

Contributed by Adolfo Isassi MMO vs Releasable Blocks For canyoneering, when it comes to rigging releasable systems (rigging for rescue, contingency rigging), you will encounter…

Rappel Device Extension

Contributed by Adolfo Isassi When not to use a rappel extension It seems that this is one of the aspects of canyoneering that is surrounded…

Bolts – Clean Rigging

Download the PDF The PDF document that accompanies this article was created by the Canyoneering Karma Network. Some rights reserved. Canyoneering Karma’s work is licensed…

Tips on Tying the Valdotain Tresse

Reprinted from an article by Shane Wallace Tying the VT is where I see issues that lead to the VT not performing as expected. Tying…

Complete Guide to Carabiners

Excellent and detailed Class on Carabiners. You will learn why there are so many different Shapes / Sizes & Styles of the Carabiners. How to…

Intro to Canyoneering

by Charly Oliver and Rich Carlson Canyoneering, canyoning, cañonismo, barranquismo, kloofing, gorge walking, river trekking, river tracing – these are all terms for basically the…

Knots for Caving (and Canyoneering)

Presented for caving, but this video provides an excellent introduction to common knots that are also useful for canyoneering. https://youtu.be/vpbyUq8sgXk

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