Posts by Ben:
- Rock types
- Where to place ”canyon” bolt
- How to place a ”canyon” bolt
- Equalising bolt anchors
- Friction – Loading
- Bolt a canyon
As more people get skills to descend canyons in the UK there is a much higher chance of people placing bolts in our canyons. UKCG feel its very important to educate people on how to place and inspect bolts in canyons.
This 2 day workshop covers all of the basics on how to place bolts correctly in order build a safe anchor. We hope that people will place bolt responsible, with thought and in a useful manner for others to us in the future.
Course cost £220pp
Prerequisites for the course:- Technical Canyon or above.
UKCG is proud to be offering courses through Glenmore Lodge in 2013. A full programme will be run through the lodge in Aviemore alongside our calendar dates.
Running our courses through the national centre will not only give us a higher profile but hopefully let people know about us in a national capacity and build on the success of our courses.
Current course dates at Glenmore lodge are.
|Learn to Canyon||£235||£185||6||3||1:6||2.00||20/05/13||01/06/13||06/07/13||24/08/13||16/09/13|
|Single Pitch Canyon Guide||£235||N/A||6||4||1:6||2.00||27/04/13||05/10/13|
|Professional Canyon Guide||£625||N/A||4||2||1:4||5.00||21/10/13|
Please contact the lodge directly for bookings. Please feel free to contact UKCG Directly if you have any questions about the courses.
As we explore new canyons and find new trips different techniques are going to be used to descend. Some of us like to bang pegs into the rock. Others prefer to use knot chocks and tat and other like to Drill. All of these techniques are fine until we end up using the canyon a lot. If were leaving gear behind its important to leave them in the right place for the future and make sure they are not to obtrusive on the eye.
Over the next block of training we will be discussing Bolting ethics and coming up with some guidelines to put onto the UKCG website in order to be responsible. Anybody who isn’t attending the courses please feel free to comment so that these can be taken into consideration.
A Great Weekend was had by all on the first UKCG meet in Ullapool. Found lots of new trips to do and opened up what was seen to be the UKs best canyon trip.
Hi Guys Accommodation for the Meet will be at thehttp://www.theceilidhplace.com/ £17pp bunk rooms. Im not booking any room on or behalf if you want to stat with us give them a call. I will be heading up on the Thursday evening.
We can take food of buy food at the Ceilidhplace.
If people need equipment please get in touch i i will take it up for you. We will be taking Rope, Bolting Kit, tape and personal kit. And a few other toys.
We will be canyoning Friday, Sat, Sunday. Lets hope it stays dry.
Anyone needing a lift up can also get in touch.
I think there will be around 10-15 of us at the moment
UKCG Gets underway with some top class advertising in FHM Jan 2011 issue. Where they review canyoning and do a Q&A with Ben Starkie following the new 127 hours film.