Enhance Your Canyoneering Skills

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Advanced Level Course

Level up Your Canyoneering Skills With Our Advanced Canyoneering Course & Experience the Best of North Wash Canyoneering

Our Advanced Canyoneering course takes place in North Wash, located in the heart of beautiful canyons. The course begins with a thrilling night descent through the canyon, using only headlamps to refresh and test students’ skills in a unique and challenging environment. Over the three-day course, students will learn a variety of advanced rigging and rope techniques, including how to evaluate and rig advanced anchor systems, set up guided rappels, and use mechanical advantage to rig a traverse line.

The course is designed to prepare students for more technical challenges in slot canyons, with a focus on safety and teamwork. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to apply their skills in real-world scenarios, rigging retrievable anchor systems, and navigating potholes with partner assistance.

To ensure individual attention and hands-on learning, we keep the groups small. By the end of the course, students will have gained confidence in their canyoneering abilities and the skills necessary to safely tackle more challenging terrain.

Why Choose This Course

Learn advanced canyoneering in the North Wash - directly in the heart of the incredible canyons!

Improve your canyoneering skills with a night descent - a unique way to perfect your skills in a new environment.

Take advantage of this 3.5-day course to learn higher-level canyoneering skills, such as advanced rigging and work techniques!

Traverse through potholes; use partner assists in managing canyon descents, rig retrievable anchor systems, and more throughout this 3.5-day advanced course

Crank up your canyoneering skills from intermediate to advanced by completing technical challenges in a slot canyon environment with expert instructors

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Course Details

Course Details


$495 per person


May 11 – 13, 2023 **COURSE FILLED UP**
October 26 – 28, 2023 **3 SPOTS LEFT**


3.5 days

Group size

Maximum 10


  • Professional guide and instructors, decades of knowledge and experience teaching and training canyoneering and search and rescue
  • All necessary ropes and anchor rigging material
  • All necessary rescue gear to be introduced during the course

Not included

  • Food and lodging
  • Transportation to and from the training site
  • Gratuity for Instructors

*A Meal plan may be purchased and added on for meals covering breakfasts and dinners during the duration of the course while camping

What to bring

This is a very gear intensive course. Students should at a minimum have their own appropriate canyoneering gear to include, but not limited to:

Harness, helmet, 10+ screwgate locking carabiners, canyoneering* approved rappel device, Ascenders*, foot loop system (aider/etrier) for ascending, safety tether/daisy chain/cow’s tail, gloves, and appropriate layered clothing and footwear to be in the elements all three days.

Course staff

1 – 4 depending on class size

Good To Know

Advanced anchoring configurations and anchor systems

Setting up a traverse line

Guided rappels/zip line

Passing knots on rappel and ascend

Combination rappel and passive lower

Simul rappels and special circumstances

Sequencing and pre rigged rappels

Pothole techniques discussion

In canyon practicals


All courses are taught by our guiding staff. Some courses may require us to have an outside instructor come in such as Wilderness First Aid where we offer a certification in CPR by the American Heart Association.

Our scheduled courses are not appropriate for small children. We recommend a minimum age of 12. Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Sometimes the best thing to do with children is to schedule a private class where individual attention can be given to the particular age group.

Obviously weather prediction is a tricky thing to do, just watch your local weather report and see how often they get it right. Anything more than a week in advance is a guesstimate. We schedule courses based on historical averages of weather patterns.

Courses are scheduled March – June and September – October. We don’t schedule any courses in November – February due to colder temperatures, and July – August due to hotter temperatures. During the other months we hope that the weather is bearable. Starting about in the middle of June through the first part of October also brings our Monsoon season, although very rarely a problem where we teach the courses. During the warmer temperatures we try to spend more time in the canyons where we can get wet. During the cooler temperatures we try to get through the wet stuff as quickly as possible, but hope that you are also prepared for the temperatures. We have done courses in extreme heat, fairly cold weather, in rain and almost in snow. We hope that no matter what happens you will enjoy your time with us and learn from the material as we work with the weather mother nature gives us.

This being said, if you are willing to bear the weather you are welcome to book a private course any time we have available space.

We realized that when we are camping out in North Wash we are in a remote location and not near any stores or restaurants. We camp nowadays with our camp trailers out there and have all the necessary space and equipment to store and keep food cold. We thought it might be nice to offer to those coming out a meal option so they didn’t have to plan as much food to bring and a way to store it. We aren’t looking to make a profit off charging for the meal plan, just hope it adds a bit of convenience for the students coming out to North Wash. Because this was the focus, we don’t’ offer the meal plan when the course is held in Blanding, Utah (ie. Rescue Course) or in Moab, Utah (ie. Technical Course being held there).

The Meal Plan is covering breakfast and dinner on the first two days of the class and breakfast on the third day. Lunches are still on your own as we find not everyone likes to eat a lot during the middle of the day out there. Some things we have done in the past: enchiladas, tacos, steak, philly cheese steak sandwiches, linguine w/ sausage and shrimp (no official name, but it’s amazing), pulled pork sandwiches, pastrami burgers, chicken fajitas, dutch oven lasagna – to name a few things. 

Breakfasts are the usual: bacon and eggs, pancakes, french toast, omelets, scrambled eggs, egg and sausage/bacon sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, hen house soufflé and instant coffee.

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