Canyoneering in America by Klaus Gerhart

6:30pm7:30pm

Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

Registration closed

Overview

  • Group size 120 people
  • Instructor Klaus Gerhart

Canyoneering and Canyoning are terms used to describe an emerging adventure sport that combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, rock-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling -- often over waterfalls. While this sport isn't exactly new it has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade, has unique risks, and requires a specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and whitewater sports have related skills, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized, and much of the gear and many of the techniques of Canyoneering are distinctly different from those of the other sports. Join us for a presentation on the sport, an overview of gear and available training, and an introduction to the possibilities for "Canyoneering in America"!

    Activity location

    Salt Lake City REI

    3285 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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