Intermediate Whitewater Clinic

Start Time: 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:00am - Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 5:00pm

The Intermediate Whitewater Clinic will prepare you for class IV river running, and entry-level creeking, on the beautiful rivers in Colorado.

The weekend will begin with a 3hr Intro to Swiftwater Rescue, teaching you how to throw and receive a throw rope, how to set safety for fellow boaters, as well as other simple, everyday kayak rescues.  Students will spend the remainder of the weekend scouting and setting safety for the others in class. After lunch, we'll chose one of several class III-IV sections of the Arkansas River, including Brown's Canyon, Parkdale, Royal Gorge, Fractions or Rincon Bridge to work on catching micro eddies, class IV river-running strategies, surfing and leading. 

The goal of this course is to help each student graduate from "follower" to "leader" as quickly as possible.

The 2-day Whitewater Weekend clinic and a reliable combat roll are required pre-requisites for this intense 2-day clinic.

Price: 
$250.00 Before Tax
Payment: 
An $80 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your spot in class. Classes are booked on a first-paid, first-reserved basis, so send in your deposit today!
Special thanks to New Mexico Kayak Instruction and Kelly Gossett for a great weekend up in Pilar last month for the beginner lesson on the white water. My family had a fantastic time. Pictured is my 12 year old son who is profound deaf paddling the river. Kelly truly is a master kayak instructor that can teach at all levels of ability and provide hours of fun for the whole family.
Matt Painter  -  Retired Fireman
I have to say, Kelly covered EVERYTHING!  I've taken this weekend class twice to absorb everything that goes into whitewater kayaking.  Since my class, I've paddled on class III whitewater and felt like I had a great sense of what [maneuvers, compound strokes or techniques] to do, when to do it, how to do it, and why to do it!   What Kelly teaches would be pretty much impossible for a self-taught paddler to figure out alone.  I feel safer, and more confident each time I'm on the river with a foundation of strokes and concepts to practice outside of class, and most importantly, I feel in control on the water.
Bob Pennington  -  home-builder

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