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Canyoneering, First Aid and Alternative Anchor Courses in SE Utah

Discussion in 'Archives - Yahoo Canyons Group' started by Rich Carlson, May 10, 2005.

  1. Rich Carlson

    Rich Carlson Guest

    ACA Instructor, Dave Black, is teaching some canyoneering and first aid courses in southeast Utah over the next couple weeks. The courses were arranged for a private group, but space is available for one or two additional students.

    Technical Canyoneering; Bluff, Utah; May 16-18 Advanced Canyoneering: Bluff, Utah; May 18-20 Canyon Rescue, Bluff, Utah; May 20-21 First Responder; Blanding, Utah; evenings May 16-21 & all day May 22

    If you are interested, contact Dave directly at 435.650.0537. Preference will be given to active members of SAR teams.

    Dave will also be teaching FREE "Alternative Anchor Workshops" on a quarterly basis in Bluff and North Wash. The first will be June 18-19.

    To register for this workshop, use the online Registration Form at:

    The format will include:

    First Day (Bluff) Climbing & Descending Techniques to minimize the need for anchors (Bluffette Slots) Sequencing Natural Anchors Soft Anchors: knot chocks, bags Hard Anchors: deadmen & pickets, dowels Hooking without Drilling Counterweights & Tossed Anchors Human Anchors Retrievable Anchors (macrames, toggles, add-ons, commercial systems) Achieving Clean Descents: Ghosting Hands-On Dynanometer and Practical Testing (of all the above, in the Bluffette Slots)

    Second Day (North Wash) Ghosted Descents: Leprechaun L & R, 3 A I-II Pothole Escapes: Dwarf Toss 3 A-B I
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