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ROCK CLIMBING

ICE CLIMBING

MOUNTAINEERING

SCIENCE of ROCK CLIMBING

BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

ICE SCREW SHARPENING

ROCK CLIMBING

The Adirondacks has some of the best rock climbing in the northeast from single pitch crags to multi-pitch classics and backcountry adventures.

Full Day 1/2 Day Evening*  

Guiding in Vermont arranged through:

  (8+ hours) (4 hours) (2 hours)

105 Briggs St.

Burlington, Vermont 05401

(802) 657-3872

www.petracliffs.com

 

1 person $160 $80 $40
2 people $200 $100 $50
3 people $240 $120 $60
* Evening limited to Shelving Rock or Roger's Rock Campground
Multi-day discounts available.
Rates include all equipment except for climbing shoes.
contact:  mike@adventure-science.com 

All ice climbing instruction follows current AMGA standards and is catered to the individuals needs and expectations.

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION

Advanced Rock Climbing Techniques

Intended for anyone with previous rock climbing experience interested in learning advanced techniques for climbing a variety of vertical terrain.

  • cracks, faces, slabs, chimneys

  • belaying a leader

  • placing & removing protection

  • following a traditional climb

  • multi-pitch rappelling

Top-Rope Anchor Building

For the novice climber interested in learning the proper way to build bomber top-rope anchors with the focus on bottom-belayed scenarios.

  • gear selection and use

  • knots & hitches

  • natural & artificial anchors

  • slingshot anchor

  • rappelling

Advanced Top-Rope Anchors

Intended for the beginning to intermediate climber interested in learning anchor building techniques for special scenarios along with some rescue techniques.

  • tpp belays

  • extended anchors

  • belay escapes

  • climbing assists

  • simple hauling methods

Single Pitch Traditional Lead Climbing

For those with experience climbing on a variety of terrain who are interested in starting to lead single pitch climbs using traditional protection (nuts, cams, etc).

  • placing protection

  • fall factor and fall dynamics

  • rope line management

  • trad anchors

  • belaying a follower

  • belay escapes

  • rappel anchors

Multi-Pitch Traditional Lead Climbing

Intended for climbers who have some experience leading traditional routes and would like to venture onto longer multi-pitch climbs.

  • trad anchors

  • hanging belays

  • rope management

  • double rope techniques

  • multi-pitch rappels

  • traverses & pendulums

  • double rope techniques

Advanced Rope Techniques
Learn how to utilize your ropes for performing advanced maneuvers on rock which are essential skills for being self-reliant in the vertical world.
  • aid climbing techniques

  • ascending a rope

  • rope transfers

  • hauling systems

  • managing a haul bag

  • rescue techniques

  • self belay methods


MULTI-PITCH and BACKCOUNTRY ROCK CLIMBING


Chapel Pond Slab (5.5)


Quadrophenia (5.7)

Paralysis (5.8)

California Flake (5.9) 

Bloody Mary (5.9+)

Fastest Gun (5.10a)

Trap Dike (5.5)
 



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