Advanced Creeking Clinic

Advanced Creeking Clinic

Location:  United States
Starting From: US $125.00

We will establish a team dynamic and assess the students while laying some ground work and foundational skills in the beginning.  As the day progresses, we will explore a range of topics based on the needs of the students.

We will be working on a Grade IV river (East Fork Lewis sunset falls run, Opal Creek, and Canyon Creek are all possibilities).  We will be on one of these gems within a couple hours of Portland, Oregon. 

Possible topics include:

-Ideal boats, gear, and safety equipment for creeking
-Moving as a team
-When to scout? / Techniques for giving beta to friends in the eddy
-Portaging efficiently as a team
-How to set support for teammates
-Boofing and running vertical drops
-micro-eddies/ pocket eddies
-boat scouting and reading higher gradient runs
-seal launching

This course is all about challenge by choice.  We will be portaging some rapids and will be working to explore a class IV + gorge together as a team. 

You can expect a 3:1 coach to student ratio and TONS of FUN!

We will establish a team dynamic and asses the students while laying some ground work and foundational skills.  As the day progresses we will explore a range of topics based on the needs of the students. 

Possible topics include:

-Moving as a team
-When to scout? / techniques for giving beta to friends in the eddy
-Portaging efficiently as a team
-How to set support for teammates
-Boofing
-micro-eddies/ pocket eddies
-boat scouting
-seal launching
- and much much more...
 

Things To Bring

You will need full whitewater kit including drysuit or heavy wetsuit.  This class involves scouting and portaging at times so be sure you wear sturdy footwear.  Also bring any safety and rescue gear you would normally bring with you paddling.  If you have questions about what you should bring please call us at 503-285-0464.  Thanks.
 

Inclusions

We can provide all gear needed upon request.

Exclusions

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!

If your coach / guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation.  While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.

Transport to the river and food is up to you. We do not provide rescue equipment to students.
Students should be confident on class III+ with a SOLID combat roll.

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Pickup/Departure

We will meet at the Take-out

Drop-Off

We will end up at the Take-out

Additional Locations

Booking for [4/23/2017 9-4pm ] on January 01, 1970
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The Pacific Northwest is THE creek boat Mecca of North America. Come and experience some of the best rapids in the world and the raw beauty of the Cascade Mountains with our top level coaches.

We will establish a team dynamic and asses the students while laying some ground work and foundational skills in the beginning.  As the day progresses, we will explore a range of topics based on the needs of the students.

Possible Advanced Creeking Clinic topics include:

-Ideal boats, gear, and safety equipment for creeking
-Moving as a team
-When to scout? / Techniques for giving beta to friends in the eddy
-Portaging efficiently as a team
-How to set support for teammates
-Boofing and running vertical drops
-micro-eddies/ pocket eddies
-boat scouting and reading higher gradient runs
-seal launching

This course is all about challenge by choice.  We will be portaging some rapids and will be working to explore a class IV + gorge together as a team.

You can expect a 3:1 coach to student ratio and TONS of FUN at the Advanced Creeking Clinic!