Valley To Summit
Reviews on Yelp


"For something as daunting as stepping off a cliff, the guide, Dave Mildenberg, put everyone at ease. Dave carefully and fully explained everything, from the harnesses and helmets, to the anchors, to the ropes, to the safety measures, and most importantly to actually rappelling. Dave's pleasant demeanor and easy-going attitude also contributed to everyone (OK, at least me!) feeling at ease. While I was expecting a short demo/practice on a short wall to actually practice rappelling, it really is a simple process and I'm glad we didn't waste time doing that - we went right for the 100' cliff! AWESOME!!! This was my first time rappelling and all I can say is it was an experience I will not soon forget. I'm already looking forward to the next time. The park (High Rocks) was easy to get to (using Google Maps...Navigation) and had beautiful views from our rappelling point. And don't forget...the only way back up is hiking back up. Go. You will NOT be disappointed!"

Robert Jones


Outdoor Rappelling Adventure

Guided Rock Climbing Menu
- Rock Climbing Home Page
Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
Outdoor Rappelling Adventure
Movement & Technique (intermediate)
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dsc_3578VTS’s outdoor rappelling adventures are designed for you to have a fun, memorable and heart-pounding outdoor experience. These trips are for all people; there is no better icebreaker for beginners then inching to the lip of the ledge and taking that final step over to begin your rappel.

The day will begin with on-the-ground review of climbing gear and rappelling techniques and risk management considerations. You will have the rest of the trip to rappel off cliffs ranging from around 80ft to in excess of 175ft, depending on location, site availability and other factors. You have the opportunity to rappel at least 3 times.


Pricing: $50

  • 5 climbers required to run the course. However, if there are less than 5 climbers, we can run the course with the below pricing schedule. The advantage is more personal time with the instructor. Since we understand that the increase in cost can be a barrier, refunds and rescheduling options are available for climbers who do not want to go on the trip with less than 5 climbers.

- 4 climbers – $65/climber

- 3 climbers – $85/climber

- 2 climbers – $125/climber

- 1 climber – $240

Trip Length: 4 hours | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Trip Size: 1:6 guide to client ratio with a maximum of 12 clients.


*Click on the Name of Trip Location for a Detailed Description of the Climbing Crag



Dates: June 9 | July 14 | Aug. 11 | Sept. 8 | Oct. 20 
Philadelphia Outdoor Rappelling Adventure – Ralph Stover

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 Philadelphia Outdoor Rappelling Adventure – Chickies Rock