If rock climbing is something you’ve always wanted to try, a trip to Killington, Vermont, should be in your future! Rock climbing is an activity in which participants must climb up natural rock formations or artificial rock walls without falling. It’s a physically and mentally demanding sport that tests your strength, agility, endurance, and balance all at once. It’s also extremely popular in Vermont, where tall mountains, steep cliffs, and jagged rock formations abound. But rock climbing can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why we suggest visiting the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center.
Green Mountain Rock Climbing has two locations in Central Vermont and is a great place to learn the ropes – no pun intended! They’ll teach you proper climbing techniques and will help you utilize the specialized climbing equipment that’s crucial for your safety. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or are just starting out, the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Centers will help you master this exhilarating sport. Here are some of the things you’ll see there.
Spend a Day at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center
The Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center in Quechee, VT, is the tallest indoor climbing experience in Central Vermont. The facility has 24 top ropes, 14 lead lines, and an awesome rock wall that’s perfect for beginners. There are also overhanging walls to challenge more experienced climbers. Guests can visit the Center for private lessons, leagues, and clinics.
Green Mountain Rock Climbing has a second location in Rutland, Vermont. With a 25-foot ceiling and more than 30 top roping stations, this facility is ideal for families and experts alike. The Rutland center offers a wide variety of classes and programs including self-belay, climbing techniques and efficiency, intro to rock climbing, intro to lead climbing, and more.
Green Mountain Guides
Ready to head outside? Guests can sign up for a guided rock climbing excursion with Vermont Adventure Tours. Hosted by Green Mountain Guides, these private rock climbing trips are offered seven days a week and are led by skilled and experienced instructors. Green Mountain Guides also has outdoor rock climbing clinics that cover climbing, movement, and self-rescue techniques. They even offer ice climbing courses in the winter! Check the Vermont Adventure Tours website for details on availability and pricing.
Plan an Adventure with GetAway Vacations!
GetAway Vacations is proud to offer a special rock-climbing package for our guests. Simply book your stay with us and you’ll receive a 15% discount on a 4-hour or 8-hour rock climbing adventure with Killington Mountain Guides. They’ll take you to the famous Deep Leap cliff for an awesome rock climbing excursion you’ll never forget. Afterward, come home to one of our Killington vacation rentals and rest your tired muscles. Our homes offer hot tubs, fireplaces, beautiful views, and more that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored. We look forward to seeing you in VT this fall!
To learn more about rock climbing in Vermont, request a copy of our free Killington vacation guide.
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