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Whitewater Paddling

Advanced Creeking Skills

This clinic builds on the skills taught in our Intermediate Creek Skill Clinic to develop advanced boat control and master increasingly difficult creeks. Students will refine their boof strokes, practice boat control techniques to swiftly move in and out of micro eddies, and learn to do so with confidence and grace. Safety continues to be a focus in this clinic, identifying hazards quickly and how to best manage them.

We extensively use on-river video feedback to improve strokes and give feedback on how students can be more successful running particular rapids.

The Deal

Where: Canyon Creek

Cost: $95

How long: 7 hours

Student to Teacher Ratio:  3:1, with a maximum of 5 students

Experience Necessary: The ideal students for this clinic will be comfortable on class 4 and 4+ and seeking to paddle class 5 in the near future. Students in this class typically have already taken a Swfitwater Rescue class. Their rolls should be bomber, and they should be prepared to aggressively challenge their skill, experiences and expectations when paddling hard whitewater.

Equipment Needed: Creekboats and drysuits are required for this class. Creekboats can be rented for this class at no extra charge. If students do not own drysuits, they are available for rental at a discounted rate.