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Canyoneering Training - Battle Creek Falls 4/22/23


-you must have rappelled once in the last 2 years to attend

-this clinic is required in order to attend any other canyoneering trips in the next 12 months


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Training

Directions: Battlecreek Falls Trailhead, Pleasant Grove

Activity: Canyoneering Clinic - Learn how to canyoneer! Emily Hacken will teach you the Core Skills from the American Canyoneering Association, including Logics and Safety, Leave No Trace, Rope and Equipment Care, Basic Knots, Intro to Anchors and Rigging, Signals/Communication, Climbing/Spotting/Hand Lines, Rappelling/Belaying/Self-Rescue skills.


Rappelling - rappelling using canyoneering device/adding friction/locking off/using a VT prusick/sit starts/rappelling with backpack

Knots - Fishermans, figure 8 on a bite, figure 8 follow through, munter, clove hitch, water knot, girth hitch, prussik

Lecture/Info pass off - (read ACA booklet before and be able to describe): canyon ratings, accidents, weather, flash floods, SOS on Beacon, leave no trace, hand signals

Gear: harness (can rent), helmet (can rent), canyoneering rappel device and locking carabiner (if you have them), 1 L water, snacks, leather gloves

Rentals (on your own):

Harness: $5/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Helmet: $4/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $4/day (UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

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