Intermediate Whitewater Clinic

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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.

$250.00 Before Tax
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!
Kelly is a great tactician with a keen ability to break the rivers' energy into a series of teaching moments that were both appropriate for our varying skill levels and allowed each of us to build confidence at every stage throughout the weekend.  My goal is to be able to manipulate the river, and all of its energy, with the grace and finesse that Kelly has!
Chip Berglund  -  semi-retired

Kelly has a way of transferring his passion for kayaking to everyone who attends a talk, lesson or paddles with him.  A very patient and conscientious instructor, I always feel safe during lessons on and off the river.  Not only does Kelly teach the sport, he finds ways to help you find your niche and meet others who share the same interest.  In addition, the other instructors he brings along are equally as knowledgeable and helpful.  If you haven't tried kayaking or want to hone your skills, this is a great place to start.

Susan Brockway  -  Los Alamos National Laboratory


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