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Vermont Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Rope Courses

Rock and ice climbing and mountaineering programs are popular in Vermont. Instruction is available at inside climbing facilities and on some of our famous cliffs. Vermont instructors are world class, but remember that climbing is a dangerous sport and the better prepared you are, the more fun you'll have.

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Adventure Spirit
Statewide and Beyond
Rock + Ice + Alpine Experiences
Kel Rossiter
83A North Champlain St,
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-535-1498
 Adventure Spirit works with individual and group adventure partners in creating rock, ice, and alpine experiences that are personally meaningful and fulfilling. We focus on adventures in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, US Highpoints, and specialized international adventures including Mexican and Ecuadorian high-altitude mountaineering. In close communication with our clients, we customize adventure experiences that best match their abilities, interests, and objectives. Adventure Spirit welcomes individuals, families, and groups, viewing climbing as a lifetime activity that can be enjoyed at all ages and stages of life and can be enjoyed individually or shared with friends and family. No matter what your climbing interests, objectives, and abilities, if you enjoy climbing, we share that passion with you and we look forward to working with you to grow that passion!


Arbor Trek Smugglers' Notch
Northern Vermont
Zip Line, Ropes Course, Treetop Obstacle Course, Climbing Adventures, Teambuilding
1239 Edwards Road, Jeffersonville, VT
Phone: 802-644-9300

ArborTrek Smugglers' Notch offers eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme. The Zip Line Canopy Tour is fully-guided and combines the thrill of high-speed zip lines with stunning views of the region and commentary on the local ecology, natural history, and lore of the area. The Treetop Obstacle Course and Climbing Adventure, on the other hand, are designed for those who want to get physical and include the opportunity to slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, and swing through the trees on more than 70 elements. Adventure-based team building Programs are available to school, youth, and community groups, as well as, corporations and adult professional groups.


Kroka Expeditions
Southern Vermont
Canoeing, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Winter Camping, Sea Kayaking,  XC Skiing
Misha & Lynne Boudreau
767 Forest Road,  Marlow, NH,  03456
Phone 603-835-9087
Adventure for schools and organizations, winter & summer adventure programs, and private guiding for climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, caving, snowshoeing, back-country skiing and much more.


Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School
Northern Vermont

Alpine Mountaineering, Ice and Rock Climbing
105 Briggs Burlington VT 05401
Vermont's Only Full-Time Climbing School, Offering the Finest in Rock, Ice and Mountain Climbing Instruction in New England and the Adirondacks. Petra Cliffs offers a complete outdoor instruction curriculum, catering to groups of all sizes and to individuals of all ages and abilities. From one-on-one technical skill instruction to group teambuilding, we consistently meet the needs of our diverse clientele. Programs for Youth and Family: Our youth programs challenge, educate, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills. Our programs are also a great place to make friends and have fun in a safe and controlled environment.


University of Vermont Adventure Ropes Course
Northern Vermont

Team Building
Megan Meinen
590 Main Street, Ste. 310, Burlington, VT. 05405
Phone: 802-656-9111
At the UVM ARC, we pride ourselves in providing top-quality, customized ropes course programming. A ropes course, also known as a challenge course, is a series of activities and structures made of wood and cables. Your group will navigate these structures, called elements, while our staff members facilitate. Through your group’s efforts, issues that typically take weeks or even months to address can be brought to the forefront within hours due to participants feeling challenged and “out of their element”. Beyond being merely fun, ropes courses provide a powerful and rewarding experience.


Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center
Central - Vermont
Ice Climbing, Orienteering, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Winter Camping,  Women's Challenges, Youth Programs
and Sherry Lulek
223 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: 802-773-3343
68 E Woodstock Road, Hartland, VT 05073
Vermont's tallest indoor climbing experience! 24 top ropes, bouldering, and lead climbing available.
Phone: 802-457-7090
Vermont’s Only One Stop Adventure Center, specializing in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, paddling, wilderness survival, orienteering, fly fishing, adventure teambuilding, summer camps,  and wilderness medicine courses. Experience the thrill, the joy, and the challenge of this incredible adventure that offers both physical and mental stimulation and reward.
Vermont Adventure Tours offers private guided trips to a number of awesome New England rock-climbing and Ice climbing areas. Best suited for the individual or small groups, these private days can be tailored to you and your friends.


Zoar Outdoor Center
Charlemont, MA.

Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Gear
P.O. Box 245, 7 Main Street Charlemont, MA 01339
Phone: 413-339-8596
Toll Free: 800-532-7483
Challenge and an emphasis on safety characterize our approach to this exciting lifetime sport. Our location, within a short drive of several excellent climbing areas, assures lots of time on the rock. Our programs emphasize top-rope climbing where the rope is anchored by the instructor at the top of each climb. Students learn to climb and belay (protect each other with the rope) as well as to move smoothly and with minimal effort on the rock. Our progression, from novice clinic to climbing days to intermediate clinic, is designed to help students learn to climb competently on their own. We offer clinics tailored just for you.

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Access Fund 
Dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and to conserving the climbing environment

North East Ice
Ice Climbing information for the Northeast.

Local climbers advocating for access and conservation of Vermont's climbing resources

Get geared up! This will help you find the equipment that you need.

Vermont Cavers Association
If you need information on caving, we suggest that you check them out.

Please, Leave No Trace

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

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Petra Cliffs Climbing Center - Burlington & Bolton

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center Rutland & Quechee

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Arbor Trek Smuggler's Notch

University of Vermont Adventure Ropes Course

Climbing Gear Stores

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School - 105 Briggs, Burlington, VT

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center -223 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, VT.

Zoar Outdoor Center, - 7 Main Street Charlemont, MA

Zip Lines - Canopy Tours

Arbor Trek Smuggler's Notch

Sugarbush Resort, 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, VT

Zoar Outdoors, 7 Main Street Charlemont, MA





Biologists Observing Effects of Bat Disease
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department biologists are monitoring bat populations as they return to caves and mines this fall, and they are discovering dramatic losses in bat numbers.



WARNING! Rock and ice climbing are  potentially extremely dangerous. Good judgment, proper use of equipment, and common sense can help you manage the level of risk, but they cannot completely eliminate hazards. You can do everything right and still die or be seriously injured. 

DISCLAIMER: Any person reading this climbing page is personally responsible for obtaining expert instruction in climbing and for learning the proper techniques involved, and assumes all risks and accepts complete responsibility for any and all damages and injuries of any kind. 

These Climbing Web pages do not provide instruction on Climbing, and are not a substitute for personal instruction by qualified persons well versed in the appropriate safety techniques. All information found in these climbing web pages is provided solely to assist people choosing places to climb and finding places to purchase equipment in the area. 

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