Mountaineers Canyon Practice Session


Mountaineers Canyon Practice Session - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

This practice session is for Mountaineers course graduates only.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Casual

Location: Mountaineers Seattle Branch - exact location will be announced as we have indoor and outdoor spots reserved. 

Time:  Sunday, April 18th, 2021 from 12 PM - 4 PM

Spring is here (hello pollen) which means it’s time to wake up from your Winter slumber and brush up on your canyoning skills!

COVID-19 Guidelines: We will organize practice stations so that participants are as evenly spread out as possible to maximize social distancing in accordance to King County’s covid guidelines at the time.

Our Go/No-Go Criteria: COVID-19 cases are showing a steady decline in the Puget Sound region at this time. If the data curve for confirmed cases and hospital admissions flatlines or begins to increase again, we will consider cancelling the event. We will continue to monitor virus metrics up until the event. 

If that’s not exciting enough, we’re also raffling off a mystery canyon item and you get to hang out with awesome people!

Skills Focus:

  1. Vertical Movement: Ascending, Conversions, Passing Knots
  2. Rigging: EMO, MMO, Unlinked Anchors
  3. Guided rappels using the MMO and Italian 8
  4. Convert static rigging to releasable rigging

What’s Happening Afterwards? Happy hour, of course. Tentative location: Magnuson Brewery

Volunteers: We are looking for 2 volunteers who feel confident in their rigging skills to help set up practice stations prior to the event. Volunteers will meet at 10:30am to begin setting up skills stations. Please message Tiffanie or Jake if you are interested.

Other questions? Drop the leaders a note!


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

What to Bring: Your personal canyoning equipment, mask/buff, jacket & other warm layers, lunch/snacks for you or to share. Additional canyoning equipment from the Mountaineers will be available to loan out for the day.

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