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Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

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Learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing. The intro to outdoor rock climbing trip is designed for first time climbers and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to the great outdoors. VTS guides will review:

  • Climbing Gear
  • Body Movement20151108_145757
  • Tying into the rope using a figure-eight on a follow-through knot.
  • Climber and Belayer Safety Checks
  • Climbing Techniques
  • Communication Calls
  • Foot Positioning: Smears, Edging
  • Use of Hand Holds: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets
  • Climbing Ethics
  • Potential for Belay Instruction

You will have ample opportunity to put to practice your newly acquired skills as you top-rope climb (aka single pith climbing) cliffs of various heights on a multitude of routes with unique rock types and features. Top rope climbing is where the guides and belayer stay on the ground while the climber ties into the rope, climbs the cliff and then is lowered back to the ground.

CLIMBING LOCATIONS AND DATES

- RALPH STOVER -
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General Location: High Rocks State Park, Pipersville, PA, 18947. Bucks County near Doylestown and only 20 minutes from New Hope. Click HERE for full description.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – Ralph Stover $89

Contact VTS for a $59 promotional deal: Info@ValleyToSummit.com or 215-543-6171

*SPECIAL* — Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Rappelling

Dates: N/A
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Rappelling – Ralph Stover $70


- BIRDSBORO -

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Intro

General Location: Birdsboro, PA, 19508. Berks County near Pottstown and French Creek State Park. Click HERE for full description.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – Birdsboro  $89

Contact VTS for a $59 promotional deal: Info@ValleyToSummit.com or 215-543-6171


- CHICKIES ROCK -
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General Location: Columbia, PA, 17512. Lancaster County near Chickies Rock County Park and York and Ephrata PA. Click HERE for full description.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – Chickies Rock $89

Contact VTS for a $59 promotional deal: Info@ValleyToSummit.com or 215-543-6171

*SPECIAL* — Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Rappelling

Dates: n/a
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Rappelling – Chickies Rock $70


- WHITE ROCK ACRES -
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General Location: Just South of Boiling Springs, PA and 30 minutes Southwest from Harrisburg, PA.

 


 

 

 

Dates: n/a

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – White Rock Acres

Contact VTS for a $59 promotional deal: Info@ValleyToSummit.com or 215-543-6171


- MICHAUX | POLE STEEPLE -

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Intro

General Location: Gardners, PA 17324. Pine Grove Furnace State Park. In the northern section of Michaux State Forest and centrally located to Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Carlisle & Mechanicsburg. Click HERE for full description.

 

 

 

 Dates: n/a

Check out the Michaux Weekend Rocker (Oct. 28-29)

Philadelphia Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – Michaux | Pole Steeple $89

Contact VTS for a $59 promotional deal: Info@ValleyToSummit.com or 215-543-6171


- MICHAUX | SHAFFER ROCK (AKA “THE HERMITAGE”) -

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Intro

General Location: South Mountain, PA 17261. In the southern section of Michaux State Forest and centrally located to Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Carlisle & Mechanicsburg. Click HERE for full description.

 

 

 

 

 Dates: n/a

Check out the Michaux Weekend Rocker (Oct. 28-29)

Philadelphia Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – Michaux | Shaffer Rock $89

Contact VTS for a $59 promotional deal: Info@ValleyToSummit.com or 215-543-6171


- MOCANAQUA -

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Intermediate Only

General Location: Wapwallopen, PA 18660. 15 miles south of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Click HERE for full description.

Philadelphia Intermediate Outdoor Rock Climbing – Macanaqua $99