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Canyoning for Independent Canyoners

Canyoning for Independent Canyoners

If you’re interested in heading out on your own canyon adventures, exploring new places and staying out of trouble while you’re at it, then you’re invited to join us! This 6 day canyoning course introduces you to advanced rigging, roping and rescue techniques specific to Blue Mountains canyoning.  Our instructors are keen canyoners with years of canyon guiding experience under their belts, and they love sharing their knowledge and expertise.

I cant believe I have been taking myself and others out without being on top of this stuff.  You don’t know how much you don’t know til you start learning.  Kelly, Canyoning Course 2015

I feel like I have a sound understanding of principles rather than just rote learning techniques, so can problem-solve in unfamiliar situations. [I came away feeling that] I have a good base to start exploring simple canyons and building experience from there. Would highly recommend this course to others. Sophie, Canyoning Course 2017

Canyoning for Independent Canyoners

Learn to Canyon (3 Days)

Learn to Lead Canyons (3 Days)

If you’re interested in heading out on your own canyon adventures, exploring new places and staying out of trouble while you’re at it, then you’re invited to join us!

Our instructors are keen canyoners with years of canyon guiding experience under their belts, and they love sharing their knowledge and expertise.

During this course you’ll cover the essential roping and anchor skills you need to keep (or get!) yourself out of trouble in Blue Mountains canyons. Skills covered include ascending and descending ropes and back-up systems for abseiling as well as advanced rope skills like how to set top belays, rescues and hauls, so you can lead groups of less experienced people, negotiating tricky obstacles, test and assess anchors, back up anchors that leave a little to be desired.

All equipment including helmets, harnesses, wetsuits, backpacks, dry bags and ropes can be provided at no additional cost.

We’ll also point you towards other resources to work on your navigation, remote area first aid and weather interpretation – other essential skills for canyon leaders.

The course runs over 2 blocks of 3 days to give you plenty of time for practice and prepare you for your own adventures.

Block 1 equips you with the foundation skills for easy canyons or to be self-sufficient when joining experienced groups on more technical trips.

Block 2 develops your skills to be able to manage more complicated rigging and take on a leadership (rescue) role within your group.

Pre-requisites

  • A sense of adventure and desire to explore our beautiful Blue Mountains Canyons
  • Because the majority of this course is rope based previous canyoning and/or abseiling experience is helpful
  • Have the fitness for 3 full days in the outdoors carrying your own equipment

This 6 day course can be run as an intensive that runs the 2 separate blocks together allowing you to build on each new set of skills immediately

Alternatively the blocks can be completed separately to allow you time to practice each set of skills before going onto the next block

Each 3 Day block: $750 per person incl GST

Total for 6 days: $1500 per person incl GST

What’s provided:

  • Comprehensive Blue Mountains Climbing School course notes (electronic)
  • Pre-course chat with your instructor
  • All personal canyoning equipment including helmet, harness, dry bag, backpack
  • Canyoning hardware (ropes, carabiners, slings, traditional protection etc.)

If required:

  • Rain jacket
  • Thermals and fleeces

What you need:

  • Transport to the canyons. Locations vary, but most courses are within a 20 minute drive from Blackheath, Blue Mountains. Transport options are available on request
  • Lunch (unless specifically listed)

* We encourage you to bring any canyoning equipment you have.  If you don’t have your own gear yet no worries, we can fit you out from scratch.

When you book we will send you more information about where and when we meet and what to bring.

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