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Are you a seeker of adventure? Do you daydream of the great outdoors? Is your soul itching for a wild wilderness immersion cleansing? Are you longing for crisp mountain air, meandering mountain streams, the sounds of silence and ridge-line hikes? 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. We arrange day hikes, backpacking trips, outdoor rock climbing and rappelling adventures, white water rafting trips, snowshoeing trips, frozen waterfall exploration hikes and other exciting adventures. We're a group of outdoor adventure travel enthusiasts who love to explore.

We are so honored to have Valley to Summit, LLC ("VTS") as the sponsor of this Meetup group. VTS, an outdoor guiding company, offers great discounts on most adventures. To learn more about Valley to Summit, be sure to visit them at:

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

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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 rock climbing experiences.

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INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - BIRDSBORO

Birdsboro Climbing Quarry

$75.00

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.
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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 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]

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INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - RALPH STOVER

High Rock Vista Parking Lot @ Ralph Stover State Park

$75.00

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