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Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

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Learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing at any of the 6 spectacular outdoor climbing locations. The Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip is designed for first time climbers (no indoor or outdoor experience) and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to climbing on real rock in the great outdoors. The Intro trips are also good for intermediate climbers as the guides setup a multitude of routes, including moderate climbs.

The Intro trip runs frequently and is usually on the calendar at least once every weekend April – October. We try to schedule the Intro trip at different locations each weekend, giving you the opportunity to climb the VTS 6-crag circuit.

You will have ample opportunity to put to practice your newly acquired skills as you top-rope climb cliffs of various heights on a multitude of routes with unique rock types and features.

TRIP DETAILS

Pricing: $59

  • 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 – $70/climber

- 3 climbers – $90/climber

- 2 climbers – $130/climber

- 1 climber – $240

Trip Length: 1 Day | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

Topics Covered:

  • Belay Instruction
  • Climbing Gear
  • Body Movement
  • 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
  • Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing
  • Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations

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:

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:

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


- BIRDSBORO -

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:

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:

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:

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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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:

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 -

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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:

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

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