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The comprehensive ATS Three Day Canyoneering School is based on our multi-decade developed curriculum now taught by other canyoneering schools within the United States. In this course, designed for the total beginner, you will attend the equivalent of our Canyoneering School Levels I-III, completing several technical canyoneering descents during the course.

 

We offer complimentary course shadowing for students who complete any of the ATS Canyoneering Courses. Course shadowing may be completed in a different region from where you took your original class. Contact us to schedule your continued education.

 

 

PRICE STRUCTURE

$495 per Person

*Group of 4 Minimum Required for Course to Run

 

LOS ANGELES, CA

ARIZONA

WASHINGTON

UTAH

  • 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.

    In the Los Angeles school students have several lodging options - you may camp at Eastshore RV park in San Dimas, get a hotel room in the Monrovia area, or stay with a Facebook friend.

     

    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

    • Lodging or Campsite

    • Insurance of any kind

    • Meals

    • Gratuities

  • ITINERARY

    You'll meet your instructor at a group meeting spot where final paperwork is

    signed and gear is checked out. We'll carpool from here to our canyon choice of the day. A moderate hike (1-3 miles) will take us to the drop in point for the canyon. A talk on personal protective equipment, the basic technical gear, the layering method, the TERM's of a canyon, and a rope talk will prepare us for our first rappel. The rest of the day will blur by as you learn to set your own ropes, put yourself on rappel, set your friction, and make your way safely down the waterfall. We'll finish the canyon at around sundown and head back to the Los Angeles area.

    DAY 1 - THE BEGINNING

    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.

    Today we teach you what to do if your rope is stuck, or if your rope is too short, or if your rope has been damaged - all the basics of self-rescue. Learning self-rescue is an integral part to becoming a competent canyoneer. Our Los Angeles self-rescue course takes place at our indoor training facility. In this comfortable training environment you will have a chance to learn how to safely ascend ropes with minimal gear, rappel past knots, and run multiple training iterations. Your brain will be completely full by the end of this day. We typically finish up around sunet to give people plenty of time to get home or catch a flight.

    DAY 2 - ANCHORS

    DAY 3 - SELF-RESCUE

  • 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.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

    TECHNICAL

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    • 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

     

  • 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.

    In the Arizona school, students tend to camp as a group near the canyon training locations.

     

     

    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

  • ITINERARY

    You'll meet your instructor at a group meeting spot where final paperwork is

    signed and gear is checked out. We'll carpool from here to our canyon choice of the day. A moderate hike (1-3 miles) will take us to the drop in point for the canyon. A talk on personal protective equipment, the basic technical gear, the layering method, the TERM's of a canyon, and a rope talk will prepare us for our first rappel. The rest of the day will blur by as you learn to set your own ropes, put yourself on rappel, set your friction, and make your way safely down the waterfall. We'll finish the canyon at around sundown and head back to our campsite.

    DAY 1 - THE BEGINNING

    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.

    Today we teach you what to do if your rope is stuck, or if your rope is too short, or if your rope has been damaged - all the basics of self-rescue. Learning self-rescue is an integral part to becoming a competent canyoneer. Our Arizona self-rescue course takes place in an outdoor training environment.  You will have a chance to learn how to safely ascend ropes with minimal gear, rappel past knots, and run multiple training iterations. Your brain will be completely full by the end of this day. We typically finish up around sunet to give people plenty of time to get home or catch a flight.

    DAY 2 - ANCHORS

    DAY 3 - SELF-RESCUE

  • 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.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

    TECHNICAL

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    • 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

     

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.
    In the Washington school, students tend to camp as a group near the training locations. ATS will reserve the campsites.

     

     

    PRICE INCLUDES

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION

    • Professional Instruction

    • Technical canyoneering   equipment during the course

    • Sample rope and webbing
    • Course textbook
    • Campsite

    • Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point

    • Insurance of any kind

    • Meals

    • Gratuities

  • ITINERARY

    You'll meet your instructor at a group meeting spot where final paperwork is

    signed and gear is checked out. We'll carpool from here to our canyon choice of the day. A moderate hike (1-3 miles) will take us to the drop in point for the canyon. A talk on personal protective equipment, the basic technical gear, the layering method, the TERM's of a canyon, and a rope talk will prepare us for our first rappel. The rest of the day will blur by as you learn to set your own ropes, put yourself on rappel, set your friction, and make your way safely down the waterfall. We'll finish the canyon at around sundown and head back to the campground to cook our dinners under the stars.

    DAY 1 - THE BEGINNING

    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.

    Today we teach you what to do if your rope is stuck, or if your rope is too short, or if your rope has been damaged - all the basics of self-rescue. Learning self-rescue is an integral part to becoming a competent canyoneer. Our Washington self-rescue course takes place in an outdoor training environment.  You will have a chance to learn how to safely ascend ropes with minimal gear, rappel past knots, and run multiple training iterations. Your brain will be completely full by the end of this day. We typically finish up around sunset to give people plenty of time to get home or catch a flight.

    DAY 2 - ANCHORS

    DAY 3 - SELF-RESCUE

  • 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.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

    TECHNICAL

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    • 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

    • Full 3/4 - 7 Wetsuit

    • Neoprene Gloves

     

     

    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

  • ITINERARY

    You'll meet your instructor at a group meeting spot where final paperwork is

    signed and gear is checked out. We'll carpool from here to our canyon choice of the day. A moderate hike (1-3 miles) will take us to the drop in point for the canyon. A talk on personal protective equipment, the basic technical gear, the layering method, the TERM's of a canyon, and a rope talk will prepare us for our first rappel. The rest of the day will blur by as you learn to set your own ropes, put yourself on rappel, set your friction, and make your way safely down the waterfall. We'll finish the canyon at around sundown and head back to the camping area to fix our dinner under the stars.

    DAY 1 - THE BEGINNING

    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.

    Today we teach you what to do if your rope is stuck, or if your rope is too short, or if your rope has been damaged - all the basics of self-rescue. Learning self-rescue is an integral part to becoming a competent canyoneer. Our San Rafael self-rescue course takes place in an outdoor training environment.  You will have a chance to learn how to safely ascend ropes with minimal gear, rappel past knots, and run multiple training iterations. Your brain will be completely full by the end of this day. We typically finish up around sunset to give people plenty of time to get home or catch a flight.

    DAY 2 - ANCHORS

    DAY 3 - SELF-RESCUE

  • 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.

  • WHAT TO BRING

    OUTERWEAR

    TECHNICAL

     

    • Fleece Pants

    • Fleece Top

    • Kayaking Splash Pants

    • Kayaking Splash Top

     

     

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS

     

     

     

    • 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

     

SAN RAFAEL SWELL, UTAH

 

CONTACT

Headquarters:

10260 Norris Ave

Pacoima, CA 91331

 

 

 

 

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