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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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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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Member and Community Feedback

We want to hear from you, our members and community. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about what Petra Cliffs can do for you when we reopen!

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Member Spotlight: Adam Ploof

This weeks Member Spotlight is Adam Ploof. Vermont native and Petra regular, Adam has been climbing at Petra since at least 2012. He's been hooked ever since. Check out this weeks spotlight and someone please take him up on the offer for a speed round of chess!

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Staff Spotlight: Andrea Charest

My name is Andrea Charest and I’m told I started climbing at 9 months, out of my crib! As a kid, I climbed anything I could. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I didn’t know anything about climbing. I knew people climbed Mt. Everest, but I had no idea there was a whole world of climbing beyond that. 

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Celebrate with 20% off 3-Month Memberships

We're celebrating Monday, April 20th with a code to give you 20% off your next 3-month membership! Use the code...

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Support Petra with a Sustaining Membership!

Community has always been a big component of who, what, and why Petra has done what it does and supported our community the best way we know how... be a part of that support now..

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Member Spotlight: Dylan Fant

My name is Dylan Fant (rhymes with ant) and I live in Burlington, Vermont. I’m from Virginia and have a graphic design degree from Virginia Tech. I’m an Illustrator and tend to spend my time either behind my computer or somewhere in the mountains of Vermont. 

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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!

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