At the heart of the Burlington, Northern Vermont, and Lake Champlain region climbing community since 2000.

Petra Cliffs boasts an extensive indoor climbing facility designed to appeal to climbers of every level. Add indoor and outdoor classes and excursions taught by the area’s best and brightest instructors, and it’s immediately clear why Vermont chooses Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School.

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Guide Spotlight: Zack Cleary

Zack first started climbing during his time at Colgate University and devoted much of his time to the Outdoor Education program. When he wasn’t struggling on physics problem sets, he was leading other students on trips throughout the country while also establishing a firm devotion to the states in the upper right corner.



1 Open Spot in our Level 1 AIARE Avalanche Course

Interested in the backcountry and looking to move into the bigger terrain? We just had 1 spot open up for this weekend's 3-day Avalanche Course. Gain the tools to understanding avalanche terrain and what potential rescue procedures are incase the need arises.


Visit the Burlington Sea Caves

Join Petra Cliffs' Staff Naturalist on an interpretive outing to Burlington's historic Sea Caves. On the hike you will learn how the cave was formed, how it fits into the greater story of the Burlington landscape as well as the various human uses of the cave and surrounding area


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105 Briggs Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401 USA

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