OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

VTS’s rock climbing program in Pennsylvania offers an experience for everyone – from the first time climber who wants to climb on real rock to the more seasoned climber looking to advance and refine their climbing skills. 

At VTS, we offer 3 main categories of rock climbing experiences:

  1. GUIDED TRIPS
  2. INSTRUCTIONAL COURSES
  3. WEEKEND ROCKER SERIES

We operate the rock climbing program at 6 crags in Pennsylvania spanning the state from Central to Eastern PA: 

  1. Ralph Stover (Bucks County)
  2. Birdsboro (Berks County)
  3. Chickies Rock (Lancaster County)
  4. Mocanaqua / The Library (Luzerne County)
  5. White Rock Acres (Cumberland County)
  6. Donation Rocks (Huntingdon County)

You will have a different experience at each location. The scenery, rock type, rock quality, rock texture, rock height and climbing routes are unique at each climbing area. It is unique to have such diverse rock in such a relatively small geographical region. 

By climbing at the various crags, you will expose yourself to new challenges and grow your climbing potential.

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Guided Rock Climbing Trips

VTS’s guided outdoor rock climbing day trips are truly immersive. VTS’s goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational, memorable and recreational rock climbing experiences. We guarantee lots of climbing and that you'll you go home tired and with smiles.

The Guided Trips program is great for beginner and intermediate climbers. Beginners climb on real rock with lots of instruction on the Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip. Intermediate climbers focus on climbing efficiency on the Movement & Technique trip. 

The Guided Trips program also includes epic Rappelling adventures.

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Instructional Rock Climbing Courses

VTS’s 2 day Instructional Courses have set curriculums geared toward the recreational climber who wants to learn the foundational skills and techniques to setup their own climbs without the assistance of a professional instructor. 

The Instructional Courses program is designed as a progression, starting with anchor building (natural & artificial) and progressing to lead climbing (sport & trad) and single pitch self rescue. 

While you do not have to take the courses in progression, there is a list of recommended prior experience for each course to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

Weekend Rocker Series

The Weekend Rocker Series immerses participants in 2-day outdoor rock climbing extravaganzas. Each weekend rocker has a theme that makes it unique. The Weekend Rocker Series is great for beginner and intermediate recreational climbers.

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