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“Great spot for enhancing your climbing skills”

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School
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Owner description: PETRA CLIFFS CLIMBING CENTER & MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL focuses on climbing and mountain-related education and recreation, accessible to all ages and abilities. We seek to offer premium instruction and services through experience-based education, uncompromising attention to safety and customer satisfaction, growth with empowered employees, and an inspiring atmosphere for families and friends to gather for challenge and fun.
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I like the large size of this center as well as the variety of skill levels they are able to accomodate. The staff seems devoted to making the experience challenging and enjoyable to everyone. Be prepared to leave with your fingers cramping and your forearms shaking with fatigue. Great T-shirts too!

Thank Rhettreaux
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stopped in on New Years weekend as 2 families with 5 kids, ranging from 6 to 14. We had a great time and the staff was super helpful. They helped set us up with gear, trained everyone on safe belay tactics, and then let us rip. We spent hours there.

One other thing worth noting is was the mellow factor of other climbers. Often, rock gyms are full of twenty-something types who are so busy being "dudes" that they look down at families and make you feel uncomfortable. This place was the exact opposite - and it really made the experience great. Lots of space, lots of routes for everyone.

We'll be back!

3  Thank DinoTheDiver
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Reviewed May 27, 2009

My husband and I went to Petra Cliffs for the first time on a Sunday when visiting Burlington, Vermont in April. We are from Boston and climb at Metro Rock often, so we were expecting a similar experience. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised! Petra Cliffs is probably the most comfortable and homey climbing gym either of us have ever been to, and the climbing is much more like climbing real rock than most gyms! The staff at Petra Cliffs immediately welcomed us with open arms and were super friendly, allowing us to get climbing after a quick belay test. The routes and boulder problems were really well set, and were challenging but for the most part, true to their ratings.
The staff also brings their dogs into the gym, and the cutest little nutcase of a springer spaniel was there. He was a little shy but loved to give love nips and kisses!
The overall appearance of the gym wasn't the greatest, but the staff seemed to be working hard to keep up with the cleaning. Chalk seems to just collect everywhere, and that certainly isn't their fault.
They also had a bunch of weights, some hang boards, and weight equipment to get even more of a workout or do some training!
To end the great experience - it may have been the best part - one of the staff members was selling organic homemade chocolate chip cookies. She called them "Crushin' Cookies." We were a little bit skeptical at first buying cookies from someone we didn't know very well, but we figured, why not. Wow! Another pleasant surprise! The chocolate chip cookies we purchased were the absolute BEST chocolate chip cookies my husband and I have ever had. Better than anything your grandmother could ever make. It was just the icing on the cake of a fantastic day!
We highly recommend going to Petra Cliffs if you are in the Burlington area! And we recommend buying a bunch of cookies to bring home with you! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

3  Thank bostonrockgal
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