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!

My learning curve has been exponential. I never imagined I would learn this much, so fast!

Chuck Washington  -  Resident MD, UNMH
I was a self-taught kayaker who constantly got caught in situations that were either dangerous or beyond my skill.  In fact, I almost gave up the sport multiple times before I met Kelly.  After taking his courses, I found that I was in much better control on the river and began to enjoy it more.  I never realized how much technique went into boat control and reading the river.  Kayaking changed for me from a sport that constantly terrified me, to a sport where I felt exhilarated and challenged, but still in control.  Kelly’s classes focus on reading the river, developing paddling skills, safety, and responsible fun.  The best part of taking his courses is meeting new people to paddle with.  I am now surrounded by like-mined paddlers whom I can trust on the river, for I know they received the same training.  Kelly’s classes turned me into a life-long kayaker.
Glenn Wellman  -  High School History teacher, APS

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