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Give the Gift of Adventure!

If you're looking for that perfect fit- something that doesn't take up space but creates lasting memories- you've found it! Petra Cliffs offers Gift Cards and camp Gift Certificates for the adventurous kids in your life.

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USAC Youth Bouldering Competition October 13

Registration is open for the October 13 USAC Youth Bouldering Competition! Register before September 30 to receive a t-shirt included in your registration.

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Black Friday Sale at Petra Cliffs!

It's that giving time of year! Make sure to stop into the gym on Black Friday for a sale you won't want to

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Valentine Beginner Package Special!

Roses are red, Violets are blue, You want a fun Valentine's Day, And we want YOU! Treat someone special to a day climbing and laughing with Buy One Get One Free Beginner Packages. Includes

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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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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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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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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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Go Outdoor Rock Climbing this Summer!

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

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Congrats to Betsy Manero!

Congratulations to Betsy Manero- Petra Cliffs staff member, St. Michael's College Student, Wilderness Program Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor-- and now Author! Betsy just finished a book for her Senior Seminar on Gender Identity and Empowerment in Female Mountain Guides.

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Teton Gravity Research names the East as the best place to ski right now...

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."

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SumMAT Day Camps & Expeditions: Registration opens Feb 7, 10am

Rock climbing, caving, ropes courses, kayaking, sailing, hiking, and more... take full advantage of what Vermont and the Northeast has to offer during your time at SumMAT Camp: SUMmer Mountain Adventure Training Camp!

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Adult Climbing Clinics Begin January 13 & 15

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.

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Climbing Team & Mini Monkey Registration link

Registration opens Wednesday, December 17! Returning climbers and new climbers welcome. We look forward to another great season! More info and registration

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We're Featured in NY Times & Burlington Free Press!

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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Petra Cliffs December News

Updates, Holiday specials, Gift Card ideas, Members receive 10% discounts, Mini Monkeys & Climbing Team, Smuggs Ice Bash, Member Survey... and more! Please sign up for our e-newsletter to receive these updates in your inbox. We never share or sell your info, and only send 2-3 e-mails per month.

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Petra Cliffs and the Business Energy Action Challenge

The Challenge: Reduce our energy consumption by a target of 5% annually for 3 years, 2013-2015. We're on our way, and just replaced all of our high bay lights with energy-saving, motion-detector LED fixtures.

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