Climbing in Massena


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  • Adventure Forever
    Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.
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    Island Park Drive
    Ottawa, ON CA
  • Coyote Rock Gym
    The skinniest Boy Scout in his troop, 11-year-old Jody Miall stared longingly up at a rock-climbing wall dotted with fellow scouts. His scoutmaster had told him he was too light too climb, condemning him to the sidelines during the troop’s overnight rock-climbing trip. But when the rest of the group snuggled into sleeping bags, Jody snuck back into the gym and completed more successful climbs than the rest of the boys had, before his Scoutmaster discovered him and promptly kicked him out of Boy Scouts. Jody hasn’t stopped climbing since. The ambitious kid moved on to compete nationally, placing fourth in North America, and is the official route setter for the Tour de Bloc. Now, Jody welcomes climbers of all ages and sizes into his gym. Meeting new climbers "takes me back to when I was 12, and just learning,” he says, noting that blind and acrophobic climbers have successfully scaled the gym’s 15,000 square feet of wall space. Jody attributes transformations such as these to Coyote Rock Gym’s impassioned instructors, who stay with climbers until they feel confident to explore the 35 different top ropes and four bouldering areas. He also says the noncompetitive environment stems from the communal nature of rock climbing itself: beginners may find themselves climbing—and struggling—alongside climbers such as instructor and National Team climber Yves Gravelle. “It’s the same feeling, whether you just started or have been climbing for 20 years,” Jody says. “Even when you’re good, your hands hurt just the same.”
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    1737B St. Laurent Boulevard
    Ottawa, ON CA
  • The Petra Cliffs Group
    For Petra Cliffs owners Steve and Andrea Charest, purchasing the climbing and bouldering school wasn't just a good business opportunity, but a way to add value to the local climbing community. Avid climbers themselves, they helped the facility develop into a place where beginners feel comfortable grabbing their first grips, but also one where advanced climbers and boulderers still feel challenged. Within the 8,500-square-foot space, visitors can climb, take lessons, tackle a high-ropes course, or even work out on strength-training equipment. Of course, the staff puts safety and knowledge above all else, and they teach and keep up with professional development courses so they don't miss learning about new protocols or new rock formations that may have evolved in the last five years.
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    105 Briggs St.
    Burlington, VT US
  • Adventure Spirit
    Kelly "Kel" Rossiter résumé includes time at a corporation, in the military, and at a Zen monastery, but the work experience most relevant to his current job took place outside. He has led outdoor trips in 12 countries on four continents—and as the owner of Adventure Spirit, he continues these trips in the Northeast US. He and his team of guides oversee ice-climbing, mountain-climbing, and rock-climbing adventures throughout the region, from New York's Adirondack Mountains to Vermont's Bristol Cliffs. Their trips include expert guidance and all necessary gear, which saves climbers the hassle of making their own ropes from the hair that grows on untended rock faces.
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    83 North Champlain Street,Burlington,Burlington,Burlington
    Burlington, VT US
  • Metro Rock Vermont
    Within MetroRock's expansive locations, visitors ascend via bouldering walls and rope-climbing walls or take to aerobic exercise machines and fitness equipment to build strength. With this setup available to climbers of all skill levels, the founders of the climbing arenas achieved their goal of creating a community where scalers can congregate, share their passions, and hone their climbing skills.? During indoor and outdoor classes, instructors create lessons that help each climber reach their goals. Indoor courses help instill students with basic climbing skills, rescue techniques, or the brute strength needed for bouldering or to intimidate mountains out of their lunch money. Outdoors, American Mountain Guide Association and Single Pitch-certified instructors teach alpinists skills that include how to secure top-rope anchors and how to climb ice or scale for sport. The centers' founders and their teams also organize climbing-centric programming that includes youth climbing teams and team-building events that challenge groups while forming bonds.
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    6 Susie Wilson Road
    Essex, VT US
  • Galaxie Bowling
    Among Galaxie Bowling’s 24 gleaming lanes—including 12 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes—the wooden crash of felled pins and jubilant whoops from victorious players fills the air. The brightly lit space beckons players of all ages to partake in pin pummelling throughout the day, and mirror-ball-illuminated Rock ‘n’ Bowl sessions on select evenings enable orb lobbers to show off their disco-inspired backswings. Affable libation specialists bustle about the bar ensuring that no glass reaches a state of emptiness while staffers manning the on-site snack bar proffer munchables that recharge the batteries of players and nacho-powered cyborgs alike. To further bolster their entertaining ambience, Galaxie maintains a fleet of 15 video-poker terminals for arms exhausted from extensive turkey tossing.
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    90 Rue du Patrimoine
    Aylmer, QC CA
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