Canyoneering Training in So Cal
Come train with us in the Southern California region! Canyoneering has been around for decades and has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity over the past several years. Since 1999, the American Canyoneering Association (ACA) has been the premier source for training, technical information and services for recreational canyoneers, canyon leaders, guides and rescue professionals in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and around the globe.
Guided Canyoneering Experience
A guided canyon experience with a certified guide is a great way to get your feet wet (literally!) in the sport. Your adventure starts at the Mt. Baldy Trailhead with a moderate hike to the beginning of a sequence of rappels along the San Antonia Falls watercourse and back to the trailhead.
Group Size: 4 person min, 8 person max Rate: $225 per person No experience necessary. All gear provided. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Canyoneer Training – Groups
Dean Kirchner has been canyoneering for over twenty years and is certified with Canyon Guides International (Level 4) and the American Canyoneering Association (Lead Pro Guide). He has instructed courses for both of these groups and is approved to offer official assessments.
We start classes once we have a group of four participants. Send your information to email@example.com and we’ll contact you with more information.
Training Group Size: 4 min. Rate: $395 per person Commitment: Two (2) full days No experience necessary. All gear provided. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canyoneer Training – Private Instruction
Dean offers private instruction and can customize coursework and training. Send your information to email@example.com. We’ll contact you with more information.
The ACA Curriculum
The curriculum follows a series of Skills Checklists and represents the most comprehensive technical training available, designed to enhance safety, efficiency and enjoyment for canyoneers of all experience levels. These courses outline a progression of skills and we recommend you start with the right course and moove on from there.
Core Skills Course
Intro to Canyoneering provides students with the basic personal canyoneering skills needed to descend easy canyons as team members with competent leaders and mentors. The Core Skills checklist is the basis for this course.
Sovereign Canyoneer Course
Technical Canyoneering provides students with the intermediate anchor, rigging and on-rope skills needed to become contributing team members with competent leaders and mentors. The Sovereign Skills checklist is the basis for this course.
Aspirant Canyon Leader Prep provides students with the necessary skills needed to become effective assistants to Canyon Leaders. The Aspirant Skills checklist is the basis for this course.
The Assistant Canyon Leader Course
Assistant Canyon Leader Prep provides students with the necessary skills needed to become effective assistants to Canyon Leaders. The Assistant Canyon Leader Skills checklist is the basis for this course.
Canyon Leader Course
Canyon Leader Prep provides students with the necessary skills needed to become effective canyon leader for a recreational canyoneering group. The Canyon Leader Skills checklist if the basis for this course.
Canyon Rescue Course
Canyon Rescue provides students with companion rescue skills needed to become self sufficient problem-solvers for most canyon problems. The Aspirant, Assistant Canyon Leader, and Canyon Leader rescue skills are the basis for this course.
Seek instruction from ACA Guides/Instructors who follow the ACA Curriculum to learn skills from the ACA’s Core, Aspirant, Assistant Canyon Leader, & Canyon Leader Skills Checklists. Get out and descend canyons. Lots of canyons. Practice your skills. The key to becoming a good leader or guide is to become accomplished in the sport.