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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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General, Special Events

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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General, Special Events

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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Camps, General

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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General, Special Events

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Deals

Don't miss this opportunity to save some money on your membership this winter. Not a climber? Then gift a membership to your crazy friend or relative who love to get vertical!

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Reel Rock Film Tour, November Vacation Camp, GIFT CARDS and more!

Reel Rock Film Tour: Friday, November 13, 7:30pm: BUY TICKETS HERE!

November Vacation Camp: No school, no problem! November 23, 24, 25, 27

Gift Cards for sale for the Holiday Season: give the experience of a lifetime-- indoor climbing day passes, memberships, birthday parties, ice climbing, Avalanche education courses, backcountry skiing, and much more!

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Register for the ABS Bouldering Competition + More Fall Events at Petra Cliffs!

The late Summer and Fall months are busy for us here at Petra. This October and November are no exception. With guided Fall climbing, Indoor private lessons, destination rock climbing trips throughout the U.S., annual ABS Boulder Comp, member appreciation night and Halloween climbing and the Reel Rock Film Tour we're not slowing down one bit.

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Join us for Fall Fest at Smuggler's Notch!

In its second year, the Smuggs Fall Fest has added rock climbing and bouldering! Guided climbs high above the Notch's main parking area with Petra Cliffs guides, bouldering, a Fiddlehead Can Release party, pig roast, mountain biking, disc golf, and tons of live music, this weekend is going to rock.

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Petra Cliffs Summer season wrapping up, Fall climbing season is just getting started!

As Petra Cliffs summer camps, group climbing, and family vacations all wind down this week, we are excited to be moving into our Fall climbing season. With events like the Smuggs Fall Fest and destination climbing like Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, Indian Creek, Utah, and right here in our backyard of Vermont, the best climbing season is just getting started.

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Independence Day / Special Hours

Petra Cliffs will be closing at 9:00pm on Friday, July 3.

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

Please feel free to park in our parking lot or along Briggs Street for fireworks parking and an easy walk to Oakledge Park!

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Still Room in Youth Overnight Expeditions!

Girls Rock! : July 14-17

Ultimate New England Expedition : July 19 -29

Vermont 4-Day Expedition : August 4-7

Adirondacks ROCK! : August 9-15

Ages 10 and up! Climbing, camping, hiking, caving, kayaking... join for the highlight of your summer!

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Camps, General

Time is running out for Summer Membership Specials!

Four month specials, free rental gear, Refer-a-Friend and EFT Initiation fees waived! Check out all of the options and please give us a call or stop in to find the best deal for you.

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