Canyoning Skills Practice Session

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Canyoning Skills Practice Session - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Feeling rusty? Come practice your technical skills and keep them fresh for canyon season!

  • Moderate

Location: Seattle Program Center, North Plaza, South Plaza, Goodman C

Time: 11am-4:00pm

Summary

This practice session is open to all members of the Mountaineers canyoning program. The practice session will focus primarily on basic level skills and will include stations to accommodate these skills, although participants may practice any skills of their choice. Leaders and more advanced participants will be present to keep an eye on safety and provide demonstrations and feedback. Although no formal training is provided at practice sessions, they may occasionally include a focused clinic on a particular skill. If you would like to work on a particular skill, please send the practice session leader an email and we'll do our best to accommodate this request.

Participants must have the prerequisite training to participate in the practice session. 

Location: Seattle Program Center, North Plaza, South Plaza, Goodman C

Time: 11am-4:00pm

What to Bring

Please bring your personal canyoning gear (harness, helmet, carabiners, lanyards, rappel device, ascending equipment, etc). No wetsuits or canyoning shoes are required. Gloves are encouraged but not required. We will have equipment from the Mountaineers canyoning program available to loan out for the day if you are missing some items. You can request this gear when you arrive at the practice session.  Please bring layers appropriate for the weather, as we may be practicing outdoors. Snacks and water bottles are also encouraged.

Agenda

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10:30am: Arrive and begin putting on harnesses. We will have Mountaineers equipment available to borrow for the day if needed.

11:00am: Group introductions and safety talk. We encourage participants to arrive on time to be a part of the introductions and summary of the day.

11:00-3:30pm: Practice session

3:30-4:00pm: Cleanup

We often meet for lunch/dinner after practice sessions at Magnuson Brewery, just a short walk/drive from the Program Center. All participants are welcome!

Skills Stations

We'll have dedicated skills stations set up to practice a variety of fundamental skills including:

  • Vertical Movement (Ascending, converting to rappel, passing knots)
  • Basic Rigging (EMO, MMO, rigging unlinked bolts, traverse lines, etc)
  • Creating Webbing Anchors (basic sling, water knot, wrap 2 pull 1, replacing a Y hang, redundant sling, etc)

Weather

We always have the potential to practice outside, even in cool and/or wet weather. For all but the warmest summer months, please bring appropriate warm and dry layers. 

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please bring your personal canyoning gear (harness, helmet, carabiners, lanyards, rappel device, ascending equipment, etc). No wetsuits or canyoning shoes are required. Gloves are encouraged but not required. We will have equipment from the Mountaineers canyoning program available to loan out for the day if you are missing some items. You can request this gear when you arrive at the practice session.  Please bring layers appropriate for the weather, as we may be practicing outdoors. Snacks and water bottles are also encouraged.

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