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Valley to Summit (https://www.valleytosummit.com/intro-to-outdoor-rock-climbing), the region's guided wilderness adventure company, 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 call or text 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 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. The goal is to facilitate a fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor rock climbing experience.
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 to and Select desired 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]