Professional Handbook Canyoning: Review

Professional Handbook Canyoning: Review

I got this book from Canyon Zone.Is written by CREPS: Center of Sports Resources Expertise and Performance (in France)and Illustrated by the Petzl foundationThe book has 304 pages and it is illustrated with the Petzl style diagrams, illustrations and lots of...

Newest Level 3 Pro Canyon Guide: Tyler Miller

Tyler Miller Tyler is a canyoneering guide based in Springdale, Utah USA. From Tyler’s CGI profile: “Passionate and professional guide serving the greater Zion area. Currently living and working in Springdale, Utah for Red Desert Adventures and Zion Guru.14+ years of...
How to ascend a tensioned line

How to ascend a tensioned line

This question comes via JD Buchanan.You may need to ascend a tensioned line, like a guided rappel to fix something at the top anchor, or to assist a stuck teammate in the middle of the guided rappel. The two photos should give you a good idea on how to rig your...
Book Review : Canyoning in the Pacific Northwest

Book Review : Canyoning in the Pacific Northwest

The title of this book is a little bit misleading. Yes, it certainly covers plenty of swift-water related techniques pertinent to the Pacific North West region of USA, but it also offers plenty of techniques, tips, and insights for class A & B canyons. If you are...
Rigging Choices and Ropes

Rigging Choices and Ropes

Canyoneering practices get shaped by the type of canyons we do, and the gear we use.If we frequent routes with nice bolt placements, we grow fond of adjustable safety tethers and SAS systems. If we frequent routes with bushes and cairns as anchors we get to love...

Canyoneering Etiquette

Canyoneering Etiquette (for recreational canyoneering) As canyoneering guides, sometimes we travel to to other regions or countries to canyoneer, or we go out with new friends. For those occasions, lets take a look at etiquette. When you engage in any social endeavor,...
Learning new tools

Learning new tools

cognitive bias As professional guides, we have invested resources and time learning an array of skills to perform our chosen role and craft in canyons. One of these skills is working with ropes and rigging systems to mitigate the risks involved while traveling through...
Releasable to Tails Up Efficient Transition

Releasable to Tails Up Efficient Transition

Rigging releasable for team/clients on temporary rigging, and transitioning to retrievable rigging for last person/lead/guide. Use case: There are a couple of cases throughout the Colorado plateau where you need to use retrievable-rigging, in combination with...
Canyoneering Terminology Translations

Canyoneering Terminology Translations

I got this book (photo) from Rich Carlson some years ago. Great information for traveling around the world canyoneering, mountaineering, or just climbing. But probably more useful for training, assessing and understanding the latest developments in ropework. CGI has...