Pennsylvania boasts of a number of quality outdoor climbing locations all varying in location, scenery, rock quality and texture.
Our sponsor Valley to Summit (www.ValleyToSummit.com) is offering this trip at a steeply discounted rate of $45. You may bring up to 2 friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price. A RSVP does not reserve your spot. Please read below for booking and payment instructions to reserve your spot.
We spend the day at Chickies Rock, a premier climbing crag with cliffs over 100ft overlooking the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, PA. Geologically, Chickies Rock is the largest exposed Anticline (an arch of stratified rock in which the layers bend downward in opposite directions from the crest) on the east coast
Our certified guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. The goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor rock climbing experiences.
You will learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing. Throughout the day, you will be guided by an on-site Single Pitch Instructor certified by the American Mountain Guides Association and other guides with strong climbing backgrounds.
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. The guides will review:
Climbing Gear Body Movement ClimbingTechniques Communication Calls Foot Positioning: Smears, Edging Use of Hand Holds: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets Climbing Ethics
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 climbs the cliff and then is lowered back to the ground.
1. Call Valley to Summit at[masked]
2. Say that you are a member of this Meetup Group (your membership will be confirmed)
3. Provide the code "MEETUP45" to receive the discount rate
4. Be prepared to provide credit card info (Visa, Master Card or American Express)