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October Climbing Competition

We're excited to announce a low-key but engaging climbing competition this month!

This competition is a combined format, scoring on both rope and boulder climbs. The comp will take place from 10/17 to 10/19, and competitors can grab a scorecard from the front desk at any time during these three days and get working!

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October Membership Special

For the entire month of October, we're offering a whopping 25% off our 3-month Pre-Paid style memberships!!!

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Early Morning Hours Starting in October

With the weather getting chilly, and the hours of daylight fading each day, we'll be opening earlier on Tuesday and Thursdays starting in October!

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September Membership Deals!!

Save some money on climbing with great discounts on a few of our membership options!

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Member Spotlight: Chris (Critter) Furlani

Vermont Native and Petra Cliffs Regular, Chris Furlani, is this weeks member spotlight! 

"Growing up, I was either outside climbing on something in the summer, or in a rink playing hockey in the winter. But, as soon I became a member of the Petra Cliffs community, a love for rock climbing began!"

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Staff Spotlight: Michael Pronzato

This week we get to learn a bit more about staff member Michael Pronzato ... including a very unique undergraduate degree he was on a trajectory for before he jumped tracks and now spends his time climbing as much as he can!

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Tons of New Holds & August Membership Special

We're excited to announce that we are anxiously awaiting a whole bunch of new holds to be delivered from brands like...

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Staff Spotlight: Jess Barber

This week meet our SumMAT Assistant Camp Director, Jess Barber. When not working Jess can be found climbing, running, hiking, camping, canoeing, snowboarding, back-country skiing or just hanging out with her Australian Shepard; Marcy!

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Member Spotlight: Hayley Jane

This week meet singer/songwriter and Petra Cliffs Member Hayley Jane! Originally from California, with a stint in Boston, she now calls Burlington home and started getting serious with climbing about a year ago, when she decided to make some big lifestyle changes. Read on to learn about Hayley and checkout some of her music...

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July Membership Special

From now until midnight on July 4th, take advantage of 30% off 1-month Rope & Boulder memberships!!

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General

Staff Spotlight: Dave Connors

If you've climbed on boulder problems at the gym, you've likely climbed on one of his problems. Originally from Walpole, Massachusetts. Dave came up to Vermont in 2011, finished school in 2015, had a brief stint out in Denver, and moved back to Burlington in 2017.

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Winners Announced! Bouldering Marathon for our Members

Do you like to climb? Do you like winning stuff? You can do both by participating in the Petra Cliffs Bouldering Marathon...

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Member Spotlight: Andrew Peters

If you've been to Petra Cliffs, it's very likely that you've run into Andrew. He lives right around the corner from the gym and spends a lot of time climbing, chatting, and helping out. His favorite icebreaker question is "How are the handholds?" We are excited to tell you a little more about him!

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June 1 Reopening to Member Reservations!

Announced just hours ago, by Governor Phil Scott, Petra Cliffs will be allowed to reopen effective June 1st! ...

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Staff Spotlight: Pat Strobel

Originally from outside Philly, Pat moved to Vermont to go to school at UVM. He thinks the support that the community shows to one another is really special. On and off the wall it is clear that people care for one another. He's grateful to be a part of the community.

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Member Spotlight: Renee Hamblin

My name is Renee. I recently finished my Masters at UVM, [...]. I love to play outside, soak dried beans, engage in goofs, and start many projects -- sometimes even finish a few!

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Staff Spotlight: Demery Coppola

Meet Demery Coppola. She'll ask you questions for days! From Connecticut originally, she's going into her final year as St. Michaels College and has taken the initiative to be a large part of their Adventure Sports Center program! 

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Member Spotlight: Ricky Ortiz

Meet Ricky Ortiz. You may have seen him in the gym climbing 5.10+ with only his right arm after he dislocated his left elbow. Join him to climb his favorite overhung routes or have a nice conversation between climbs. 

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#GivingTuesdayNow for our Health Care Workers

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow day and we're encouraging our community to gift a membership at 50% off, and with our additional support, to a Health Care Worker you may know and as a way to say THANK YOU for all you do! Click here to support your community...

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Community Will Help Sustain Us :)

Recently we were interviewed by the Climbing Business Journal in their "Behind The Closures" series about some of the unique challenges Petra Cliffs (and climbing gyms in general) have faced with COVID-19. Take a second and read how Petra Cliffs ...

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