Have an interest in the natural world? Looking to get outside and learn some new things about our local surroundings? Check-out our new offerings of Nature Based programming with local staff member, GeneO!
As summer quickly approaches, it's time to get outside and climb on real stone! Before you take those winter gyms skills outside join Petra Cliffs Program Director and year-round guide; Tim Farr for a Gym to Crag Transitions Clinic. Come brush off some of those anchor building, belay take-over, and partner rescue skills as they apply to the cliffs around Vermont and beyond. This 2-hour clinic is free for Petra Members and only $5 for Non-Members (on-top of regular day pass rates).
Our popular Adult Co-Ed and Women's Clinics are open for registration and truly mark the start of the Fall season of programming at Petra Cliffs. Are you new to climbing or looking to better your skill level? One of our clinics could be just the right for for you!...
Whether you're thinking of climbing outdoors for the first time or you want to get your family together for a fun day, or you're looking to expand your skills on different type of rock, prepare for guiding exams, or learn to lead, we'll have a program for you! Our program locations range from Vermont (Bolton, Marshfield, Wheeler, Smuggler's Notch), the Adirondacks of New York, and New Hampshire (Cannon, Rumney, Cathedral & Whitehorse to name a few) to your ultimate dream destination
It's a GREAT time to think about a Backcountry Ski Program! Mid-week days still open for booking!
"I never thought I would say this but the East Coast might be the best place to ski in the lower 48. With major storms hammering the area, the skiing is all time. This video from Adam Wheeler shows a classic pow day at Mad River Glen."
There's no doubt that rock climbing trains both the mind and the body to overcome challenges, gain strength, and problem solve-- while getting a full body workout in a fun, social environment! Adult Level I Co-Ed and Women's Clinics teach the basics of climbing and build your foundation of good climbing skills and habits and introduce you to other climbers, and in Level II, take the skills you already have and build on them to increase strength, balance, and climbing capability.
We love when people think about winter, and we love when people recognize the programs that Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School offers! Check out the Burlington Free Press article, "Get Out: The Challenge of Ice Climbing," and the New York Times article "Getting into Backcountry Safely."
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We're happy to announce that Online Registration is open for Women's Ice and all Beginner Ice I Clinics. You'll find descriptions of the clinics, prices, dates, and more, then simply click the "Information & Booking" button on any page and you're on your way to an amazing adventure. If you prefer a phone call or registration in person, we absolutely still accept those methods too!
Petra Cliffs employees have been hard at work gaining training and certifications through the AMGA. Check out our new blog post of Steve, Andrea, Tim, and Chris's recent trainings, what it means for you, and some great photos!