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Teen Outdoor Clinic

Are you 13-18 years old? Have you been itching to get outside on real rock, but don't feel you have the technical skills to do so? Our Outdoor Clinic is tailored just for you!

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Top Out Boulder Comp April 10 & 11

Come test your skills against the Topout Boulder! Adult and Youth Categories, with scoring through the KAYA app. $10 for Members, $15 for Guests. Prizes from Skida, Petra Cliffs, OGE, and more!

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Physical Therapy Clinic with Burlington PT

Come join us on March 27th at 10am to dive into body prep drills and exercises to warm up for climbing. Sarah and Brittany will be covering ways that you can decrease your risk for injuries and optimize your body for climbing.

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Transition to Outdoor Climbing Clinic

If you are looking to gain technical and communication skills to start climbing outside this season, “Transition to Outdoor Climbing” may be for you. We will cover the basics and get you assimilated to what you may encounter and skills you will want when climbing outside.

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Head out with a guide this winter!

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to spend a day with a climbing guide? Has climbing been something you have been looking to try but never knew where to start? Hiring a guide often provides an experience that is quite different than going out recreationally with your friends, with more attention to your goals and objectives.

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Petra Cliffs is hiring!

Do you love being outside in the summer? Enjoy kayaking, climbing, ropes course activities and more? Do you enjoy working with youth in experience-based education? Our SumMAT Camp is looking for YOU!

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Women's Ice Climbing Clinic!

Interested in Ice Climbing but don't have the gear, or know anyone that does that you could borrow? Or maybe you'd like to learn from a professional that can help you with the learning curve? Consider signing up for our Women's Ice Climbing Course either February 28th or March 7th and all the gear is included :)

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Take an Avalanche Rescue Course with us!

With all the good snow Vermont has received, consider brushing up on those skills to help get you more knowledgeable out in the backcountry. The AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear.

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February Break Teen Ice

Have you always done the same thing each February break? Want to try something different? Ice Climbing is a great way to get outside in the winter and a great way to connect with others!

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Kind Apparel Fjord Dresses & Glacier Hoodies

These soft, fleecy hoodies and dresses are your cozy companion for lounging, ski tours, working from home- you name it. We have a handful left and they would be much happier on your body than on our shelves!

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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.

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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.

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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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"Break the Ice" night

Interested in ice climbing?

This evening clinic is designed to introduce folks to ice climbing in a non-committing, mellow environment. Come down to the Petra Cliffs indoor facility for a night of getting acquainted to ice climbing tools, packing a bag for a day of ice climbing, how to dress to stay warm for ice climbing, and a chance to meet some of our ice climbing guides.

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Guide Spotlight: Joscie Norris

Originally from Massachusetts, Joscie solidified her love for Vermont by attending the University of Vermont and becoming a mentor and leader for their Rock and Ice SMAC Outdoor Programming. She has worked closely with Petra Cliffs Guide's in this capacity before graduating and becoming a part of our guide roster. Learn more about Joscie and book here for a day or two this season out on the frozen flows!

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