Fast-Track Canyoning

This is a combination of the technical and advanced canyoning courses and is designed for people with a lot of canyoning and ropework experience already.

Core Skills:

  • Multi-purpose gear, selection and use
  • Honing your personal on-rope skills
  • Ascending, transitions and knot passing
  • Advanced anchors and rigging
  • Creative problem solving
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Rope systems for rappelling, lowering and traversing
  • Guided rappels and lowers
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • Site transition safety systems


One of the following: SPA, SRT 1 Tec, WRT, BCU WSR, Cave Leader, Rope Access Level 1

Equipment Requirements:

Canyon harness, cows tails with screw gate carabineer, helmet, BA, wetsuit (minimum 5mm) or dry suit, gloves, suitable footwear.

A Petzl Piranha descender is recommended. These can be bought though Vertical Descents with the correct karabiner for £30. They are also stocked at Needle Sport, Keswick.