Beginner Rock Climbing on Chickies Rock

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Learn to climb in one of Pennsylvania’s premiere climbing crags with cliffs over 100 feet overlooking the Susquehanna River. Get out of the climbing gym and onto a real rock with stunning views below.

Duration:  6 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation:  7 days
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  • Learn top-rope (single pitch) climbing basics from experienced, AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) certified instructors
  • Go over the basics of climbing gear, body movement, climbing technique, communication, proper foot positioning, and safe hand holds
  • Put these new skills to practice as you top-rope climb cliffs of various heights on a variety of routes with unique rock types and features
  • Climb on the various paths on Chickies Rock as you become a more skilled climber while capturing impressive views
  • Pause and enjoy from over 100 feet above the rolling waters of the Susquehanna River

What's Included

  • Guided lesson
  • Ropes, harnesses, helmet and other necessary gear

What Guests Love

If you’ve never gone rock climbing outdoors, this is the perfect introduction day trip to help you transition to the great outdoors. Work with skilled, dedicated guides in a small group setting to get personalized instruction as you learn what it’s like climbing real rocks. Enjoy climbing in a place frequented by climbers of all skill levels as you hone your skills.

Cancellation policy

Full refunds for cancellations made at least 7 days in advance.

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Sep 20, 2022
Intro to Rock Climbing with Valley to Summit on September 18, 2022. This was my second trip to Chickies Rock with VTS and it was wonderful! There were only 5 of us, so plenty of time to climb. Our Guide, Bob, was so patient, engaged and informative. I learned a lot of great things that I had not known before about clothing, ropes and technique. Bob was so patient with me and was there with his “ green pointer” to help me over the tough spots. You should know that I am 74 years old and tho I have climbed indoors for a few years, my stamina was not that of the youngsters who were there! Nonetheless, it was a great time! I highly recommend Valley to Summit, this being my 3 rd trip with them. They Rock!
Sep 19, 2022
This was my third excursion with Valley to Summit and definitely won't be my last! Every time I have such a great experience from start to finish! The scheduling and booking is easy, the cost is reasonable, and they are always professional and courteous. The adventures themselves are a blast! Every guide I've had makes the entire experience a ton of fun, but also completely safe so it's a relaxed environment. Love these guys!
Sep 4, 2022
I had a great time at Intro into Outdoor Rock Climbing! Our guide Chadd did amazing job! 100% recommended.
Aug 8, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Great experience. Lots of fun instructions were very nice and helpful. Will be planning a second trip as soon as possible
Jul 11, 2022
Excellent day, wonderful guides.
Jun 19, 2022
Apr 11, 2022
We were very happy with our intro to rock climbing!! Our 15 and 17 year old both had a fantastic time. They achieved their goals, conquered fears, and had fun! Plus, it was incredibly bonding for them and that is possibly the best part! The guides are amazing. Very knowledgeable, encouraging, patient and just overall fantastic people! This is our third trip with alley to summit and we will be going on more for sure!!!
Jul 12, 2021
Jul 11, 2021


Meeting location:  399 Furnace Rd


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