Rigging - Group A

Field trip: Waterfall Canyoning Course - A - BIPOC

Rigging - Group A - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Learn rigging for vertical and horizontal progression

  • Easy

Meet at the Seattle Program Center at 8:15am, ready to start at 8:30am.

Students will spend two days learning and practicing a variety of rigging techniques, and putting into practice the vertical and horizontal rope progression techniques learned on day 2. The curriculum includes a variety of anchors, including natural anchors, bolts and pitons. Students will rig multiple types of fixed and releasable systems, and learn the application and context for each. Students also get a chance to practice making decisions about rigging based on a variety of factors including water, rock quality, and team competence. Time permitting, the group will descend a canyon, however the majority of the instruction will occur in one section of a beginner canyon that's well-suited to practice a variety of techniques.


  • V7 Level 1, Section 10
  • V7 Level 2, Sections 10 & 11

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All equipment is provided for use during the course. However, if you have your own gear, we encourage you to use it. Please let the instructor know in advance.

The rigging day at the Program Center will require all canyon gear, including helmets and whistles (wetsuits not required). Plan to bring your own lunch.


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