Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for two-hour tree-climbing adventure for two ($160 value)
- $159 for two-hour tree-climbing adventure for four ($320 value)
Using harnesses and belay ropes as well as other appropriate safety gear, teachers adapt rock-climbing techniques to the art of scaling trees. They show students how to climb, swing, rappel, and master moves than can only be performed between branches, such as hanging like a possum or stretching out a hammock. See the website for individual course descriptions and availability.
EarthJoy Tree Adventures
The exuberant energy of childhood led many youthful explorers to climb their first tree, but the staff of EarthJoy Tree Adventures turned it into a lifetime pursuit. During safety-conscious lessons, instructors combine the rope-assisted techniques of rock-climbing with a few tree-specific tricks honed over lots of practice. They scurry up the trunks of old, vibrant trees, swing, surf and hang amid the branches, and rappel down. They teach students how to bring gear up with them during a climb and string a hammock between branches. Such hammocks provide a restful retreat from the world below—even a place to pass the night as humanity’s ancient ape-like ancestors must have: nestled among the high bows of a tree, waiting for a flash of lightning so they could read a few more words in their book.