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Penny Hill Tree Climbing LLC

Welcome to Penny Hill Tree Climbing LLC in Vermont

Climb in Vermont

Penny Hill Tree Climbing LLC  is  truly a World Class facility for experiencing North Vermont's finest scenery and forests.

Students traveling a large distance can reserve our tent camper to stay overnight and avoid having to travel  home after class. Call or text for availability 860-836-1216.

Types of Climbs

We offer complete classes for Saddle Hunters, Arborists, Tree Workers, Saddle Hunters, and Recreational Tree Climbers. All students are taught how to recognize and report the invasive species that threaten our trees such as the Asian Long Horn Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer.

Our Location in Vermont

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 in our on-site RVs is also  available for out of state students.

About the Instructor

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.

What You Receive

Upon course completion all students receive a completion certificate, a photo ID, a list of company offering discounts on climbing gear, and a flash drive containing:

  • All Course materials we used in class
  • Additional information on advanced climbing techniques
  • Video instruction on spur climbing
  • Instruction on SRT Climbing
  • Chainsaw safety
  • Invasive Species threatening our trees
2021 Class Dates
  • May 15, 2021
  • May 29, 2021
  • June 12, 2021
  • June 26, 2021
  • July 17, 2021    
  • August 7, 2021
  • August 21, 2021
  • Septeber  11, 2021
Contact Us

Email: Gary
Call: 1-860-836-1216

If you know someone who may be interested in starting a new business endeavor have them check out the Opportunities page.

Tree Climbing Certification

TREE CLIMBING FOR ABORISTS AND TREE WORKERS

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.

SADDLE HUNTING TREE CLIMBING

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 things 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

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.

What You Can Expect From NETCA Instructors

Our instructors teach everyone from tree workers to those climbing for recreational fun, and Saddle Hunters. Our successful students have included young teens to seniors. If you can climb a ladder you can climb using a rope. Both the Double Rope Technique (DRT) and the SRT (single Rope Technique) are taught in various classes. These techniques are used throughout the arborist and recreational industries and allow you to let go at any time and still maintain your position on the rope.

Register For A Class

TREE CLIMBING FOR ARBORISTS AND TREE WORKERS CLASS

The class is for those who  want to work in the trees without ladders and bucket trucks.  The class lasts 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 after a climb in trees already set, 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.    

A $50 deposit per person required at time of reservation. Balance is due on the day of your class

Price: $300 for a Single
Price: $270 for 2 or more per person

Choose Class Dates:
Student's Name
Student's email

SADDLE HUNTING / RECREATIONAL CLIMBING CLASS

This Vermont class is designed for people who want to learn all aspects of the sport to be self-sufficient and be able to climb on their own. You should expect to be tired and sore afterwards with an extreme sense of accomplishment. Caution: Graduates report a strong urge to procure equipment and change their priorities in life upon completion. Price $250.00 each with 2 or more attending.

A $50 deposit per person required at time of reservation. Balance is due on the day of your class

Price: $300 for a Single
Price: $270 for 2 or more per person

Choose Class Dates:
Student's Name
Student's email

On-Site Camping

Limited camping in our on- site RVs  is also available for out of state students.

Email Gary for availability during your Vermont class. Penny Hill overlooks the beautiful Mount Washington Valley.