OUT 133 Technical Canyoneering

2 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Introduces students to a variety of travel techniques for non-technical and technical canyon environments. Topics include: weather, canyon geography, navigation, group management and safety, technical rope work, climbing skills and self-rescue. A variety of wet and dry canyon travel techniques will be practices, including: walking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling, jumping and swimming. Leave No Trace techniques in a desert canyon environment as well as a general knowledge of natural history and cultural history of the region will be emphasized.