I've done a little climbing, but mostly top-rope and bouldering. I was excited to do canyoneering having seen it advertised in so many places. I wasn't nervous, but if you are, don't be! Our guide Jim did an incredible job making us feel safe. He explained the benefits of using different holds and knots and really made an effort to teach us rather than just doing it. He's also a displaced [--] like me, so we had that in common as well. There's something to be said to repel off of a huge cliff (3 times on Hidden Splendor) and feel completely safe. If you are in Moab, do this!! And use these guys. What are you waiting for?!?