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Our Canyoneering Level 2 course is all about anchors. Anchors break down into two categories - natural and fixed. From there they break down even further into sub-categories and then a section of fringe anchors as well. We will not be able to cover all anchors in existence but we will teach you how to build basic strong and safe anchors.

Topics covered include a review of anchor types and systems, design and location of anchors, and techniques for anchor backups. We will also spend time continuing our work on efficient movement through a canyon.

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA

ARIZONA

WASHINGTON

SAN RAFAEL SWELL

  • DETAILS

    Contact ATS prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.

    Closest Airports: Burbank (BUR) or Ontario (ONT)

    While each course varies in exact meeting location and time, all Los Angeles courses will take place within the San Gabriel Mountains. Upon registration a course packet will be emailed to you with further details on the course.



     

    PRICE INCLUDES

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION

    • Professional Instruction

    • Technical canyoneering   equipment during the course

    • Sample rope and webbing

    • Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point

    • Lodging or Campsite

    • Insurance of any kind

    • Meals

    • Gratuities

  • DAY SCHEDULE

    We start our day with a ground school at our canyon location discussing all the various forms of anchors in the sport. These include natural anchors such as webbing around trees & rocks, knot chocks, deadman, and pickets. We'll also look at fixed anchors and how to safely inspect a bolt in the rock. Considerable time will be spent discussing and building anchors safe enough to leave for others to use. We will discuss the local anchor ethics and how it differs from canyon to canyon. After completing the ground school, we'll venture into the canyon and spend the rest of the day building innovative, safe anchors at each drop before finishing again around sundown, occasionally finishing after dark.

  • PREREQUISITES

    Canyoneering is a marathon not a sprint. There is typically a several mile hike into a canyon route while wearing a 20-30 pound backpack. This hike will at some points be on uneven terrain and at other times on an established trail. Between rappels in canyon you will have to hike and potentially do assisted down climbs on uneven terrain. You will potentially be exposed to cold water, high air temps, poisonous plants and animals, and adverse weather conditions.

     

    We have taken clients as young as 12 and as old as 72 into routes. Our main stipulation is you must fit within the size requirements for a harness (typically under a size 40 waist and under 350 pounds). Beyond that you should possess a general fitness level and enjoy hiking in the outdoors. If you have a specific question about the sport please contact us.

     

    Each student must have completed our Level 1 - Intro to Canyoneering Course prior to enrollment. Equivalent courses will be considered.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    OUTERWEAR

    TECHNICAL

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    • Harness

    • Helmet

    • Chain Reactor

    • ATS Device

    • Hollow Block

    • Carabiners

    • Canyon Backpack

    • Ascending Equipment

    • Headlamp

    • Dry Bag

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY STUDENT

     

     

     

    OUTERWEAR

    • Sturdy Closed Toe Shoes that will get wet

    • Thick Synthetic or Wool Socks

    • Beanie

     

     

    PERSONAL

    • High Caloric Lunch

    • 2 Liters of Water (per day)

    • Medications/Glasses

    • After Canyon Clothes

     

  • DETAILS

    Contact ATS prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.

    Closest Airports: Phoenix International Airport (PHX)

    While each course varies in exact meeting location and time, all Arizona courses will take place within the Tonto National Forest. Upon registration a course packet will be emailed to you with further details on the course.



     

    PRICE INCLUDES

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION

    • Professional Instruction

    • Technical canyoneering   equipment during the course

    • Sample rope and webbing

    • Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point

    • Insurance of any kind

    • Meals

    • Gratuities

  • DAY SCHEDULE

    We start our day with a ground school at our canyon location discussing all the various forms of anchors in the sport. These include natural anchors such as webbing around trees & rocks, knot chocks, deadman, and pickets. We'll also look at fixed anchors and how to safely inspect a bolt in the rock. Considerable time will be spent discussing and building anchors safe enough to leave for others to use. We will discuss the local anchor ethics and how it differs from canyon to canyon. After completing the ground school, we'll venture into the canyon and spend the rest of the day building innovative, safe anchors at each drop before finishing again around sundown, occasionally finishing after dark.

  • PREREQUISITES

    Canyoneering is a marathon not a sprint. There is typically a several mile hike into a canyon route while wearing a 20-30 pound backpack. This hike will at some points be on uneven terrain and at other times on an established trail. Between rappels in canyon you will have to hike and potentially do assisted down climbs on uneven terrain. You will potentially be exposed to cold water, high air temps, poisonous plants and animals, and adverse weather conditions.

     

    We have taken clients as young as 12 and as old as 72 into routes. Our main stipulation is you must fit within the size requirements for a harness (typically under a size 40 waist and under 350 pounds). Beyond that you should possess a general fitness level and enjoy hiking in the outdoors. If you have a specific question about the sport please contact us.

     

    Each student must have completed our Level 1 - Intro to Canyoneering Course prior to enrollment. Equivalent courses will be considered.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    TECHNICAL

    • Harness

    • Helmet

    • Chain Reactor

    • ATS Device

    • Hollow Block

    • Carabiners

    • Canyon Backpack

    • Ascending Equipment

    • Headlamp

    • Dry Bag

    OUTERWEAR

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY STUDENT

     

     

     

    • Sturdy Closed Toe Shoes that will get wet

    • Thick Synthetic or Wool Socks

    • Beanie

     

     

    PERSONAL

    • High Caloric Lunch

    • 2 Liters of Water (per day)

    • Medications/Glasses

    • After Canyon Clothes

     

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST

  • DETAILS

    Contact ATS prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.

    Closest Airports: Seattle Airport (SEA) or Portland Airport (PDX)
    While each course varies in exact meeting location and time, all Washington courses will take place within the Snoqualmie National Forest. Upon registration a course packet will be emailed to you with further details on the course.

     

    PRICE INCLUDES

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION

    • Professional Instruction

    • Technical canyoneering   equipment during the course

    • Sample rope and webbing

    • Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point

    • Insurance of any kind

    • Meals

    • Gratuities

  • DAY SCHEDULE

    We start our day with a ground school at our canyon location discussing all the various forms of anchors in the sport. These include natural anchors such as webbing around trees & rocks, knot chocks, deadman, and pickets. We'll also look at fixed anchors and how to safely inspect a bolt in the rock. Considerable time will be spent discussing and building anchors safe enough to leave for others to use. We will discuss the local anchor ethics and how it differs from canyon to canyon. After completing the ground school, we'll venture into the canyon and spend the rest of the day building innovative, safe anchors at each drop before finishing again around sundown, occasionally finishing after dark.

  • PREREQUISITES

    Canyoneering is a marathon not a sprint. There is typically a several mile hike into a canyon route while wearing a 20-30 pound backpack. This hike will at some points be on uneven terrain and at other times on an established trail. Between rappels in canyon you will have to hike and potentially do assisted down climbs on uneven terrain. You will potentially be exposed to cold water, high air temps, poisonous plants and animals, and adverse weather conditions.

     

    We have taken clients as young as 12 and as old as 72 into routes. Our main stipulation is you must fit within the size requirements for a harness (typically under a size 40 waist and under 350 pounds). Beyond that you should possess a general fitness level and enjoy hiking in the outdoors. If you have a specific question about the sport please contact us.

     

    Each student must have completed our Level 1 - Intro to Canyoneering Course prior to enrollment. Equivalent courses will be considered.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    TECHNICAL

    • Harness

    • Helmet

    • Chain Reactor

    • ATS Device

    • Hollow Block

    • Carabiners

    • Canyon Backpack

    • Ascending Equipment

    • Headlamp

    • Dry Bag

    OUTERWEAR

    • Sturdy Closed Toe Shoes that will get wet

    • Thick Synthetic or Wool Socks

    • Beanie

     

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY STUDENT

     

     

     

    PERSONAL

    • High Caloric Lunch

    • 2 Liters of Water (per day)

    • Medications/Glasses

    • After Canyon Clothes

     

SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST

  • DETAILS

    Contact ATS prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.

    Closest Airports: Salt Lake City (SLC)

    While each course varies in exact meeting location and time, all San Rafael Swell courses take place on BLM land within the Swell. Upon registration a course packet will be emailed to you with further details on the course.

    In the Swell school students tend to camp as a group near the training locations. Campsites are included with the course.

     

     

    PRICE INCLUDES

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION

    • Professional Instruction

    • Technical canyoneering   equipment during the course

    • Sample rope and webbing
    • Course textbook

    • Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point

    • Insurance of any kind

    • Meals

    • Gratuities

  • DAY SCHEDULE

    We start our day with a ground school at our canyon location discussing all the various forms of anchors in the sport. These include natural anchors such as webbing around trees & rocks, knot chocks, deadman, and pickets. We'll also look at fixed anchors and how to safely inspect a bolt in the rock. Considerable time will be spent discussing and building anchors safe enough to leave for others to use. We will discuss the local anchor ethics and how it differs from canyon to canyon. After completing the ground school, we'll venture into the canyon and spend the rest of the day building innovative, safe anchors at each drop before finishing again around sundown, occasionally finishing after dark.

  • PREREQUISITES

    Canyoneering is a marathon not a sprint. There is typically a several mile hike into a canyon route while wearing a 20-30 pound backpack. This hike will at some points be on uneven terrain and at other times on an established trail. Between rappels in canyon you will have to hike and potentially do assisted down climbs on uneven terrain. You will potentially be exposed to cold water, high air temps, poisonous plants and animals, and adverse weather conditions.

     

    We have taken clients as young as 12 and as old as 72 into routes. Our main stipulation is you must fit within the size requirements for a harness (typically under a size 40 waist and under 350 pounds). Beyond that you should possess a general fitness level and enjoy hiking in the outdoors. If you have a specific question about the sport please contact us.

     

    Each student must have completed our Level 1 - Intro to Canyoneering Course prior to enrollment. Equivalent courses will be considered.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

    TECHNICAL

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    • Harness

    • Helmet

    • Chain Reactor

    • ATS Device

    • Hollow Block

    • Carabiners

    • Canyon Backpack

    • Ascending Equipment

    • Headlamp

    • Dry Bag

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    OUTERWEAR

    • Sturdy Closed Toe Shoes that will get wet

    • Thick Synthetic or Wool Socks

    • Beanie

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY STUDENT

     

     

     

    PERSONAL

    • High Caloric Lunch

    • 2 Liters of Water (per day)

    • Medications/Glasses

    • After Canyon Clothes

     

SAN RAFAEL SWELL, UTAH

PRICE STRUCTURE

2 people: $330 per person

3 people: $220 per person

4+ people: $165 per person

 

 

CONTACT

Headquarters:

10260 Norris Ave

Pacoima, CA 91331

 

 

 

 

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