CA1 Classroom Day - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Field trip: Waterfall Canyoning Course

CA1 Classroom Day - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

The classroom day is an introduction to the course, to your fellow classmates, and to the general concepts of waterfall canyoning.

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8am, Seattle Program Center Summit Room


On the first day of the course, you'll become familiar with the specialized gear, review the knots and hitches you learned in your pre-work, and create your personal cows tails that are sized to you. You'll review communication techniques specific to a noisy canyon environment, and begin to think about Security Fatal Errors (SFEs) - the category of mistakes that could lead to serious injury or death in a canyon.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All equipment is provided for use during the course. However, if you have your own helmet, whistle, wetsuit, canyon shoes, or canyon-specific descender that you would like to use, let the instructor know in advance.

Please arrive on time and bring a water bottle, writing utensil, lunch, and a few layers to accommodate air conditioning, basement temps, and outdoor temps.

Snacks will be provided throughout the day, but plan to bring your own lunch.

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