New England Tree Climbing Association, LLC

Penny Hill Tree Climbing LLC

PENNY HILL TREE CLIMBING LLC

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Penny Hill Tree Climbing LLC  is  truly a World Class facility for experiencing North Vermont's finest scenery and forests. Located in Danville Vermont just a few miles outside of St. Johnsbury near I-91 and I-93. The facility sits at the top of a vineyard with a 50 mile view of the white mountains.  There are  hotels and Sugar Ridge campground (www.sugarridgervpark.com) nearby. Limited camping on site is also available for out of state visitors.

This year  Penny Hill Tree Climbing LLC will also offer classes for select dates (to be determined)  in the Jay Vermont area near Jay Peak.

Your instructor Gary is a certified NETC Instructor with years of experience as an arborist and instructor. His love and knowledge of trees and the outdoors is obvious as soon as you meet him. He has a gentle and humorous teaching style making his students feel right at home. This makes for an excellent learning/fun day.

 

Saddle Hunting Tree Climbing Class   

The class is for those who wish to learn the newest innovation to come to hunting itself and be able to climb easily and safely on their own. It teaches non- invasive methods of climbing that don’t damage trees in any way there by keeping landowners happy. If you can climb a ladder you can rope climb up. Climbers learn methods that have been used for decades throughout the arborist industry to safely climb and be comfortable in trees for hours. This combined with the newest equipment developed in all climbing sports makes for quick and safe ascents into the canopy. The class is 1 day and special arrangements can often be made if the posted schedule is not convenient. The day starts off with the basic lessons about safety and technique and then afterward with a climb in the trees that are already set. Then it’s off to learn more about how to select the proper trees; how to set the rope..even in the dark; what sort of rope and other equipment is needed; how to tie the proper knots etc.  That afternoon, you get to use everything you learned, selecting the tree, throwing and setting the ropes and then tying the knots….then you climb the tree you prepared. All equipment is provided except work gloves that the student needs to bring. At the completion of the class students receive picture ID cards and discounts with the major equipment manufacturers.

Learn thiongs such as : How to install a rope when the tree you need doesn’t have a limb or crotch where you need one. What saddles are most comfortable for you. How to install a rope where you want without throwing it.  How to install a rope quietly in the dark and pull your gear up as you need it.  What method uses the pully affect to make climbing a snap by making you feel stronger and you and your gear much lighter.

 

Recreational Tree Climbing Class   

The class is for those who wish to learn about the sport itself and be able to climb on their own. It teaches the Double Rope Technique (DRT).  The class is 1 day and special arrangements can often be made if the posted schedule is not convenient. The day starts off with the basic lessons about safety and technique and then afterward with a climb in the trees that are already set. Then it’s off to learn more about how to select the proper trees; how to throw and set the ropes; what sort of ropes and other equipment is needed; how to tie the proper knots etc.  That afternoon, you get to use everything you learned, selecting the tree, throwing and setting the ropes and then tying the knots….then you climb the tree you prepared. We also go over the various equipment that is available throughout the arborist industry. All equipment is provided except work gloves that the student needs to bring.

Tree Climbing for Arborists Class

The class is for those who want to work in the trees without ladders and bucket trucks. It stresses the Double Rope Technique (DRT) with an overview of the Single Rope Technique (SRT). The class is 1 day and special arrangements can often be made if the posted schedule is not convenient. The day starts off with the basic lessons about safety and technique and then afterward a climb in the trees already set. Then it’s off to learn more about how to select the proper trees; how to throw and set the ropes; what sort of ropes and other equipment is needed; how to tie the proper knots etc , various methods to enter trees and move safely within the canopy are taught.  Additionally Students get to see and try the latest industry equipment for climbing that will allow them to spend their time on the job efficiently. The afternoon is spent practicing and the student gets to use everything they have learned, selecting the tree, throwing and setting the ropes and then they climb the tree using the method they prefer.“ All equipment is provided except work gloves that the student needs to bring. Camping overnight is available with advanced approval.

 

VERMONT 2019 CLASSES

All three classes are offered on the same days and for the same price. If you have a group or can't make these dates, call to check  for other date availability


2019 CLASS DATES FOR BOTH CLASSES:

  • May 18, 2019
  • June 1, 2019
  • June 15, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • July 27, 2019
  • August 10, 2019
  • August 24, 2019
  • September 28, 2019


Upon course completion a NETC certification card and certificate is issued. Among other things this provides equipment discounts with the major suppliers.

$300 single or $280 per person for you and a friend. Dates shown  are flexible and weekdays are preferred and readily available upon request.


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Email: Gary

Call: 1-860-836-1216

 

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