Petra Cliffs News

Staff Spotlight: Olivia Harris

Olivia started as a member, took climbing classes, and has now been working for Petra Cliffs for just under a year. Olivia has a great sense of humor, motivation and a no BS attitude that we admire. She is excited to teach new climbers and to continue furthering her own skills... and we love her "fun fact!" Olivia, we miss you!


Member Spotlight: Liz Ward

Liz, a mom and teacher (and so much more) has been climbing for almost a year, but she has certainly been bitten by the climbing bug (too soon?)! Here's to Liz and the crew that she climbs with-- we look forward to seeing them back in action soon.


Staff Spotlight: Gene O. Desideraggio

If you've been into Petra Cliffs in the past few years, chances are you've interacted with GeneO at the front desk, in summer camp, or around the gym. Gene O is always smiling, always hungry to learn more about climbing and the industry, and seeks out challenges.



Women, Sport and Social Change

How have recreational and competitive sports impacted our lives, our communities, and our world? Join us Thursday evening, April 30 at Petra Cliffs Climbing Center in Burlington for a panel discussion with local leaders who are actively involved in promoting sports in Vermont and are engaged in uplifting the voices of all girls and women in sports...


Special Events

3-Week Spring Season Anchor Prep and Assessment

The Spring rock climbing season is soon upon us!

Come join AMGA Certified Ice Guide, Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide and Petra Cliffs Gym Manager for a 3-week session on anchor construction and assessment for the outdoor climber! ....


Smuggs Ice Bash: Another Successful Year

The 2020 Smuggs Ice Bash saw many new faces, with a wild competition, warm temperatures, and engaging clinics all weekend. Thank you to our staff, guides, sponsors, vendors, competitors and participants! Great wrap up article by


Film: Pretty Strong March 6

From 5.13 big walls in Yosemite to 5.14 sport climbs in Mexico to V14 boulder problems in Colorado, Pretty Strong follows eight of the world’s strongest female climbers as they explore new climbing areas, send hard projects, and push the boundaries of the sport and themselves. Get your tickets ahead!


SumMAT Camp Registration Opens February 1

On Saturday, February 1, SumMAT Camp will open its registration. Look for our classic camps and also some new offerings for 2020!


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Deals

Thank you for being a part of our community! This Friday and Saturday we have some special offers for up to 25% off to get you moving in this cold and dark season!


Boulder Comps November 2nd...

On November 2nd you'll have the chance to climb over 60 new boulder problems...


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$10 Day Pass Deal on 10/10

Today only-- pre-purchase up to 10 Day Passes at only $10! Keep for yourself or give as gifts... but get them while they're hot!


Members Morning Climb - 8am-10am

Are you a member? For the Month of October we're opening the facility two hours early on...


Free Member Clinic: Anchor Construction/Deconstruction

It's SENDtember! Before you head out to the crags to crush all those projects of yours, come freshen' up on ...


September Specials are Here!

Sendtember is among us as we've exciting membership options going on through the entire month!...


LGBTQA+ Climbing Night: Friday the 13th

On September 13, join Petra Cliffs and the Outdoor Gear Exchange for the first ever (official) LBGTQ+ Climbing Night! Come climb & boulder, learn to belay, or work on your project in a safe, low stress, pressure free environment. Pre-register for a super deal!