Technical Canyoning


This 3 day workshop is based around the core skills required in moving around basic single pitch canyons, and gorgewalks. Successful completion of this course will give you the skills to venture out canyoning safely, and is also a pre-requisite for the Single pitch Guide assessment.

Core Skills

  • Jumping
  • Equipment
  • Canyon climbing
  • Swimming
  • Sliding
  • Spotting
  • Abseiling
  • knots
  • Blocks
  • Prusiks
  • Releasable rigging
  • Setting contingencies
  • Flash flood awareness
  • Anchors
  • Risk management
  • Weather
  • Topography / canyon ratings


Be able to rig and load a descender and abseil.

Be able to tie:-  figure 8 (bite, rethread), munter or italian hitch (tie off), tape knot, no knot. alpine butterfly, clove hitch.

Be familiar with swift water hydrology

Have an understanding of map-reading and topography.