DarkHorse Leadership and Retreats

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What is a Canyoneering Rendezvous?

Welcome to the registration site for the Darkhorse North Wash Canyon Rendezvous proudly organized and presented by Darkhorse Leadership and Retreats. Come spend several days with us descending great canyons, eating delicious hearty meals, and meeting amazing people. The canyons of the North Wash are considered "nature's playground". Come rappel down sheer walls, scramble up slick rock, down climb dark chambers, shimmy through skinny slots, wade through chilly water,  and hike through beautiful river beds. 

We are excited for this upcoming spring rendezvous! 

 

 

 

 

 

 RENDEZVOUS--April 22nd-26th 2020 

Basecamp at Hanksville City Park (Google Map below)

We absolutely love canyoneering rendezvous'. Why you may ask? Because of the people who come and participate. Memories have been created over the years that will last a lifetime. We are always researching and tweaking to try to make the next rendezvous even better than the last. Our staff of amazing people work hard to create an event unlike any other. 

People who come to the rendezvous' have very different skill sets. This is to be expected. There are those who come to the rendezvous who are grateful for the evening meals, awesome swag bags, camaraderie of other canyoneers, etc. These individuals are very self motivated and generally have an idea of what they are wanting to tackle (by way of canyons) during the week. Then there are those who come that are newer to the sport, those who are looking for a little more guidance. And of course we have people who are in-between. Honestly this is what makes a rendezvous so fun.  But we have recognized that there are those who are wanting a little more structure and those who are wanting a little less structure. 

OPTION #1(Standard) --This option follows the pattern of the past several years. Your rendezvous entrance fee will include (see below)

OPTION #2 (Fully Guided)-- A steal of a deal for those at any skill level! (ACA and ACE certified guides) All gear included if you don't have your own, no experience necessary. We will do a small workshop the first part of Thursday, then go right into a canyon that afternoon! In-canyon teaching will be done for those who are interested in expanding their skill set, or simply come along for the adventure.. all canyon planning and shuttles will be taken care of. Also included in your registration will be the following (see below) 

OPTION #3 (Spectator)-- For those who want to come along for the comradery, entertainment, and to explore the area, but don't want to go through canyons. They can relax back at camp, hang out or hike with other 'spectators' alike, or help shuttle your canyon group if needed. Dinner, entertainment, and a swag bag is included. Spectators will not be entered into gear raffle.

(See Details of what is included below)

FULLY-GUIDED REGISTRATION:

  •     3 Morning Breakfasts. Enjoy a hearty morning breakfast to start your day. Our staff has your standard awesome breakfast of Pancakes, eggs and bacon or simple oatmeal, yogurt and fruit. Coffee and milk is included. You won't go away hungry :)

  • 3 evening meals. Having a hot meal at the end of an amazing canyon day is always something looked forward to. Even better if you don't have to cook it! Finish your canyon for the day, drop your gear and come and eat. Our staff takes care of the cooking and cleaning all you need to do is sit down and enjoy the company of the other rendezvous attendees. 

  • Entry into evening presentations--Each evening presentation will give you a chance to relax and mingle with others enjoying the rendezvous. Events will range from gear give-away contests to special guest speakers. 

  • Canyon guide--You will be assigned a guide for your week of adventure. No need to worry about finding canyon beta or others to Canyoneer with. 

  • Gear--If you are new to the sport and are needing gear, it will be available to you. 

Wetsuit available if needed. 

  • "Swag bag" includes; custom designed rendezvous t-shirt, event lanyard, ticket for the last evening  gear drawing:), and a lot of other "stuff" from our sponsors

 

 

 

  • If you are new to our event and have questions, please click on the FAQ button below..

  • Can't make the North Wash Rendezvous. Check out the Zion Canyoneering Rendezvous

 

 

 

 

(DISCLAIMER)

The rendezvous is a gathering of a bunch of like-minded, fun people WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEMSELVES. You are responsible for you, you are adults, unless you have kids, in which case you are responsible for them (not us!) THE INHERENT EXTREME RISKS IN TECHNICAL CANYONEERING, ROCK CLIMBING, HIKING AND GENERAL DESERT ACTIVITIES, ARE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO climbing, rappelling, hiking on steep terrain, cold water swimming, desert living, up and/or down climbing, stemming, chimneying, and other technical aspects of climbing and canyoneering and desert activities. YOU realize that those risks include, but are not limited to : death, falls from or contact with cliffs, rocks, deep slot canyons, slick rock, pot holes, bad decision-making, inattention of belayers or action of other participants, misuse or failure of equipment, anchors which may have become loose or damaged, and freakish accidents which cannot be foreseen. Again, you are responsible for you. The organizers (DarkHorse Leadership and Retreats LLC.)  of the event are just that, organizers. If you choose to canyoneer, you do it at your own risk and if you go into a canyon, you assume the risk and everyone with you assumes, you know what you are doing. HAVE FUN, BE SAFE AND DON’T END UP IN THE MEDIA!

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Important Registration Dates/Pricing:

(Free camping with us at Hanksville City Park)

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION--NOW-Oct 4th

Standard registration-- $159.00***

Fully-guided registration-- $399.00***

OPEN REGISTRATION -- Oct 5th- Mar.1st

Standard registration--$189.00

Fully guided registration--$499.00

LATE REGISTRATION--Mar. 1st-Apr.1st

Standard registration--$199.00

Fully guided registration--$549.00

I FORGOT REGISTRATION- Apr 2nd to Apr 11th

Standard registration--$249.00**

Fully guided registration--$599.00**

**Swag bag and shirt not guaranteed

 

Don't want to worry about bringing your own breakfast?  Let us make the mess and clean it up.. after all, you've got canyons to get into!! Hot Breakfast + coffee, juice, yogurt, muffins, and oatmeal is available for Thursday-Saturday at an additional $40.  Be sure to add to your cart when you checkout!!

  

What's included in your registration?

(Free camping with us at Hanksville City Park)

STANDARD REGISTRATION:

  • 3 evening meals. Having a hot meal at the end of an amazing canyon day is always something looked forward to. Even better if you don't have to cook it! Finish your canyon for the day, drop your gear and come and eat. Our staff takes care of the cooking and cleaning all you need to do is sit down and enjoy the company of the other rendezvous attendees. (WANT HOT BREAKFAST AS WELL? SELECT BREAKFAST OPTION WHEN CHECKING OUT! $40)

  •    Entry into evening presentations--Each evening presentation will give you a chance to relax and mingle with others enjoying the rendezvous. Events will range from gear give-away contests to special guest speakers. 

  • Canyon Beta--Never been to the North Wash? No problem. Canyon beta will be available for download or print to help you on your adventure. 

  • "Swag bag" includes; custom designed rendezvous t-shirt, event lanyard, ticket for the last evening  gear drawing:), and a lot of other "stuff" from our sponsors.

 
 

CONTACT US

DarkHorse Leadership and Retreats

P.O. Box 118 Springville, Ut. 84663

Contact #--801-853-8593

 

Questions??

Canyoneering Hub

The central location for all activities will be the Hanksville city park. Camping will be available for free!! (Courtesy of Darkhorse..) There are also various local accommodations from cowboy cabins to RV hookups located in Hanksville. We will be sending a list of these various local places and how to get in touch with them, to those who register for this event. 

www.northwashrendezvous.com