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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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Current Artist at Petra Cliffs: Reception Thursday February 12

We see you looking at that photograph. And, as you get a little closer... you realize that it is NOT a photograph, but a colored pencil drawing! Please join us on Thursday, February 12 from 5-7pm to meet artist Corrina Thurston. Note cards, pendants, and prints will also be for sale. More about Corrina:

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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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Holiday Hours: December 19 - January 1

Friday, December 19: Closing at 6:00pm for our Staff Holiday Party.

December 24: Closed / December 25: Closed / December 31: Open 10am-8pm / January 1: Closed

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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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Garuka Bars Support Vermont Foodbank

You know that little box of Garuka Bars on our Front Desk counter? Well this week, it's a BIG deal if you purchase one-- or five-- Garuka Bars will be donating one meal to the Vermont Foodbank for every bar sold this week, ending on Small Business Saturday. Stock up and help out our community!

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Online Registration Is Open for Beginner Level Ice Climbing Clinics!

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!

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Petra Cliffs on Burlington VT Mom's Blog and Try Vermont First

#shopvt2014 has arrived, and we're giving away a Birthday Party! This holiday gift guide, presented by BurlingtonVT Moms Blog and Try Vermont First, gives great, local gift ideas for everyone on your list and encourages all of us to spend our holiday dollars locally! Check out our page for giveaway details and a special Gift Card offer.

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Petra Cliffs and the American Mountain Guides Association

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!

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Online Registration Open for the ABS Bouldering Competition October 18

Pre-register for the ABS Bouldering Competition today and you'll be entered into an exclusive raffle for gear! Please help us speed up the check-in process on comp day by registering ahead of time.

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Change of Scenery: New art at Petra Cliffs

The current photography at Petra Cliffs displays the Desert Southwest from a climber's perspective: Indian Creek, St. George, and Moab, Utah, and Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Crack climbing, desert towers, tape gloves, trad gear

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ABS, Reel Rock Film Tour & Smuggs Ice Bash!

Our calendars have been updated with some of our most exciting annual events. Check out dates, purchase tickets for Reel Rock, and get psyched for all types of climbing!

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Labor Day Hours and September Membership Specials

We'll be open for our regular hours on Labor Day. Come get your climb on and prepare for "Send" tember! Read more about Sending and Saving on these mega deals for September memberships.

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Follow us on Instagram!

Our Instagram feed is chalk full of climbing photos, new routes, kids programs, outdoor climbing, ice climbing, and all of our favorite people and places.

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Limited Climbing August 13

Petra Cliffs is excited to welcome the 92nd Street Y Trailblazers from New York, NY today! However, to maintain safety and a quality experience for everyone, will be limiting climbing to allow members only between noon and 5:00pm. Please visit us this evening or later in the week!

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