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Friday Night CLIF Club - Free Drop-in Event!

Kids come any time between 6 and 9 pm on Friday, January 13th for...

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Free Hat or T-Shirt with $50 Gift Card Purchase & Holiday Hours!

Today through Friday (12/23) ONLY! Purchase a...

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CYBER MONDAY DEALS!

Indoor 10-Punch Passes and our Outdoor Ice Climbing Programs are on sale a whopping...

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Black Friday Membership Special

We're slashing prices this Black Friday so you can get into the gym and climb/train on the cheap! We're marking down 1 month memberships a whopping 30% from original pricing...

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It's No-Rest November!

It's not quite Snowvember, so we challenge you this month to climb often and train hard and get ready for winter! Upcoming for this month: November Vacation Camp and Shop Small Saturday. Next month we begin winter programs including Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, and December Vacation Camp. And you can begin planning your weekend at the Smuggs Ice Bash now!

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Get ready for ROCKtober events, programs, and FUN!

REEL ROCK is BACK and cranking it up to 11 with this year's EPIC film. Adult Clinics are kicking off at the end of the month, with the next round of Mini Monkeys starting on Halloween! Mark your calendars for the Member Appreciation Night and keep an eye out for more news on the Smuggs Ice Bash!

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SENDtember Instagram contest, ABS Bouldering Competition, and REEL ROCK!

The next couple months will be showcasing the amazing sport of climbing-- first with your photos on Instagram, then with youth and adult bouldering competitions, and finally with the Reel Rock Film Tour. Celebrate movement, focus, challenge, camaraderie, and the love of climbing! Read more for the Calendar and schedule of events.

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Next up: Climbing Team, Adult Clinics, and more!

It is bittersweet that today we're wrapping up our AWESOME 11-week SumMAT Camp, and moving on to plan Fall and Winter activities! Please check back next week for all of the details about Climbing Team, Adult Clinics, and upcoming events!

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SPACES AVAILABLE IN CAMP NEXT WEEK!

We've opened more spaces in our classic SumMAT (Summer Mountain Adventure Training) Camp! Join us for four days (Tuesday-Friday) of the best adventures- indoor and outdoor climbing, caving, kayaking/sailing, and an outdoor ropes course.

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July 4th: Petra Cliffs will be closed

Petra Cliffs will be closed all day on Monday, July 4. We hope you have a happy holiday weekend!

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June 3rd: Late opening to the Public

On Friday, June 3rd, we will have a large group (~80 kids) at Petra Cliffs in the morning from 9:30-1:30pm. Because of this we will...

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Burlington City Marathon & Memorial Day Hours

This coming Sunday is the Vermont City Marathon and in lieu of the course running only a couple blocks from our front door, we will be opening at...

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May Enduro Comp and Member Clinic & Appreciation Night

Join us at the end of the month for our MAYhem Enduro Comp and Free Member Clinic & Appreciation Night!

May 26th and 27th come hang with us for some climbing fun, skill building and evening cook-out.

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USA Youth Climbing Competition April 23: Registration Open

Saturday, April 23, Petra Cliffs will host a local competition for the 2016 USA Climbing sport & speed competition season. Register online now, link to waiver, and schedule.

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Comps, General, Special Events

Happy International Women's Day! Tuesday, March 8

Come check out the events we'll have going on at Petra Cliffs!

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March 5: Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade: Fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank

Did you know that 1 in 4 Vermonters need food help? We’re taking action against hunger by participating in the Magic Hat Mardi Gras parade. Through programs and a network of 225 food shelves and meals sites, the Vermont Foodbank helps feed as many as 153,000 Vermonters each year. The Vermont Foodbank performs miracles through your donations : $10=30 meals !!! Thank you for your consideration to help end hunger in Vermont!

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SumMAT Camp Registration opens February 6!

We would like to invite you to participate in Petra Cliffs SumMAT Camp 2016. We have been working hard already to ensure that we bring you the greatest adventure day camp in Northern Vermont (and arguably in the country, as we have several visitors from other countries!). For returning campers, we're getting outside every day- rain or shine- and our classic activities lend themselves to a choice of challenge levels. For older campers, we have overnight options to go farther, higher, and bigger than day camp. Check out our selection of Day Camps and Overnight Expeditions!

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10th Annual Smuggs Ice Bash - January 22-24, 2016

This year the Smuggs Ice Bash hosts its 10th year of the festival, celebrating Vermont’s rich history in winter climbing, which began in the early 1950’s. The festival’s ice climbing clinics teach beginners (no climbing experience necessary) to intermediate and advanced climbers looking to improve their technique, knowledge and experience with professional guides from Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School and Guest Guides from all over the Northeast.

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Special Events

Petra Cliffs Learn to Climb, Intermediate, Learn to Lead, and Women's Clinics

2016 is the Chinese Year of the Monkey! Get into the swing of climbing with our professional and fun instructors - select from classes geared toward the total beginner, for those with some skills who want to improve their technique, to those who want to explore the realm beyond top roping: Learn to Lead. Clinics are three weeks long and include the use of rental gear, plus an additional 3 visits to come practice outside of class. A great way to meet new people! Members receive 10% off.

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Meru Film Showing at Petra Cliffs December 11

Meru had a very quick debut in Burlington, if you blinked you may have missed it! Here's your chance to see Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk's determination, heartbreak, friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession on the high-stakes big wall of the Shark's Fin of Mount Meru, 21,000ft.

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