What we're about

Are you a seeker of adventure? Do you daydream of the great outdoors? Is your soul itching for a wild wilderness immersion experience? Are you longing for crisp mountain air, meandering mountain streams and the sounds of silence? Or do you have a longing to experience outdoor rock climbing and rappelling, or exploring the winter landscape with snowshoes and crampons?

Well, you’ve found the right place to quench your thirst, to satisfy that urge, to expand your comfort zone and to reconnect or deepen your connection with nature and to do it with a diverse community of like-minded people. We offer outdoor rock climbing and rappelling adventures (https://valleytosummit.com/page/Outdoor%20Rock%20Climbing), flat water kayaking trips (https://valleytosummit.com/page/Kayaking), winter waterfall exploration hikes (https://valleytosummit.com/page/Winter%20Waterfall%20Ice%20Hiking), snowshoeing trips, white water rafting trips, and other exciting adventures. We're a group of outdoor adventure enthusiasts who love to explore Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, as well as other out-of-state destinations.

We are so honored to have Valley to Summit, LLC ("VTS") as the sponsor of this Meetup group. VTS is the region's premier outdoor guiding company that facilitates fun, authentic, instructional and recreational outdoor adventure experiences. All meetups are trips that VTS offers to the general public and are generly not exclusive to this meetup group.

They operate mostly in eastern Pennsylvania and facilitate the following adventures:

• guided rock climbing and rappelling trips

• technical climbing instructional courses

• whitewater rafting

• recreational kayaking

• winter waterfall ice hiking

• snowshoeing

VTS is mobile, without a storefront or home base, so they meet clients at the various trip locations. VTS hopes to help bridge the gap between people and nature by making authentic outdoor adventure accessible to all people.

To learn more about Valley to Summit, be sure to visit them at:

Website: http://valleytosummit.com (http://www.valleytosummit.com/)

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Phone/Fax: 215-543-6171

Email: Info@ValleyTosSummit.com

Statement from Valley to Summit, LLC:

We have attracted a dedicated group of outdoor professionals to assist and guide us in our journeys. All trip leaders are at least certified in wilderness first aid or as wilderness first responders. We also have guides who are certified by the America Mountain Guiding Association as Single Pitch Rock Instructors and guides with decades of experience in their respective skills. Still others have relevant water-based certifications from the American Canoe Association. And many are either Leave No Trace Master Educators or Trainers. VTS carries insurance and, where required, operates under permits.

Mother Nature gifted our region with a plethora of unique outdoor recreation opportunities. We offer the adventurous soul who is seeking an escape from the daily grind many options to get out there. Our goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor adventure experiences.

Upcoming events (4+)

INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - Mocanaqua/The Library

Needs a location

$75.00

Valley to Summit, LLC is offering this awesome Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip for $75 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please text/call Valley to Summit at[masked] or email info@ValleyToSummit.com.

Located along the Susquehanna River near Wilkes Barre, PA in the town of Mocanaqua, The Library is a hidden gem nestled in the wilderness. It offers a shaded scenic 40ft rock wall with an abundant of climbs that are great for climbers of all levels. There is a short 15 minute walk to the climbing area.

Our professional guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. VTS’s Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Trips are truly immersive. VTS’s goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational, memorable and recreational rock climbing experiences. Climb on real rock with lots of instruction!

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 easy, medium and hard climbs.

The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with time to climb and for individualized instruction.

The guides will review:

  • Belay Instruction
  • Climbing Gear (all gear included: shoes, helmet, harness, rope, etc.)
  • 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 Rock Features: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets
  • Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing
  • Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations

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.

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Online Booking Instructions:

  1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing
  2. Click the "Book Now" button
  3. Scroll down and Select desired Trip, Date and Time
  4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons
  5. Enter Contact Information
  6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down)
  7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted)
  8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button
  9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information
  10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email Info@ValleyToSummit.com

INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - RALPH STOVER

Needs a location

$75.00

Valley to Summit, LLC is offering this awesome Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip for $75 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please text/call Valley to Summit at[masked] or email [masked].

We spend the day in a beautiful gorge along a horseshoe bend in the Tohickon Creek in the High Rocks section of Ralph Stover State Park located in Bucks County, PA. The rock raises 200 ft offering great views of Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest. The exposed climbing faces that we climb rang from 40ft to 100ft high and have over 100 climbing routes of all levels.

Our professional guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. VTS’s Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Trips are truly immersive. VTS’s goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational, memorable and recreational rock climbing experiences. Climb on real rock with lots of instruction!

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 easy, medium and hard climbs.

The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with time to climb and for individualized instruction.

The guides will review:

  • Belay Instruction
  • Climbing Gear (all gear included: shoes, helmet, harness, rope, etc.)
  • 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 Rock Features: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets
  • Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing
  • Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations

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.

***

Online Booking Instructions:

  1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing
  2. Click the "Book Now" button
  3. Scroll down and Select desired Trip, Date and Time
  4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons
  5. Enter Contact Information
  6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down)
  7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted)
  8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button
  9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information
  10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email [masked]

INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - BIRDSBORO

Needs a location

$75.00

Valley to Summit, LLC is offering this awesome Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip for $75 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please text/call Valley to Summit at[masked] or email [masked].

We spend the day at Birdsboro Rock Quarry, a local climbing crag that was once a quarry and is now a Mid-Atlantic climbing destination in Berks County, PA with well over 100 routes that range in difficulty and height. There is a short 15 minute walk to the climbing area.

Our professional guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. VTS’s Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Trips are truly immersive. VTS’s goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational, memorable and recreational rock climbing experiences. Climb on real rock with lots of instruction!

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 easy, medium and hard climbs.

The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with time to climb and for individualized instruction.

The guides will review:

  • Belay Instruction
  • Climbing Gear (all gear included: shoes, helmet, harness, rope, etc.)
  • 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 Rock Features: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets
  • Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing
  • Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations

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.

***

Online Booking Instructions:

  1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing
  2. Click the "Book Now" button
  3. Scroll down and Select desired Trip, Date and Time
  4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons
  5. Enter Contact Information
  6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down)
  7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted)
  8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button
  9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information
  10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email [masked]

CHICKIES ROCK - INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

Needs a location

$75.00

Valley to Summit, LLC is offering this awesome Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip for $75 per person. You may bring your friends who are not members of this Meetup group at the same price per person. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please text/call Valley to Summit at[masked] or email [masked].

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. The climbing routes we climb are about 85ft tall. 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 professional guides will teach the basics of rock climbing and help you improve your top-roping skills and techniques. VTS’s Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Trips are truly immersive. VTS’s goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational, memorable and recreational rock climbing experiences. Climb on real rock with lots of instruction!

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 easy, medium and hard climbs.

The groups are generally limited to 12 participants and Valley to Summit generally maintains a guide-to-client ratio of 1:6, providing everyone with time to climb and for individualized instruction.

The guides will review:

  • Belay Instruction
  • Climbing Gear (all gear included: shoes, helmet, harness, rope, etc.)
  • 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 Rock Features: Edges, Slopers, Buckets, Pockets
  • Objective & Subjective Hazards Unique to Outdoor Climbing
  • Climbing Ethics & Leave No Trace Considerations

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.

***

Online Booking Instructions:

  1. Visit: https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing
  2. Click the "Book Now" button
  3. Scroll down and Select desired Trip, Date and Time
  4. Select number of Tickets by clicking the (-) and (+) buttons
  5. Enter Contact Information
  6. Click yellow "Continue" button at bottom of page (you may have to scroll down)
  7. Enter credit card information (all major credit cards accepted)
  8. If the information is correct, then click the yellow "Process Booking" button
  9. You will receive a detailed confirmation email with exact meeting location and other pertinent information
  10. Questions? Call or text[masked] or email [masked]

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CHICKIES ROCK - INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

Needs a location

$75.00

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