Open climbs are offered by organizations such as municipal park & recreation programs, held at local parks, and open to the public. Climbers register as individuals, and each event typically has a maximum capacity.
Participants are required to pre-register, submitting waiver and payment prior to event. Registration is handled directly with the host organization. For these events, the climbing tree and area are set up prior to the event.
Participants are given instructions as a group, then fitted into gear and put on rope individually. Personal attention and instruction is provided to each climber until the point they reach approx. 5ft above ground and tie their first safety knot.
Remaining climbers are run through same sequence until all ropes have climbers. Those participants not on rope will be put on rope as ropes become available once previous climber is belayed to ground by facilitator.
Open Climbs have scheduled start and stop times. Participants can continue to climb under facilitation until the scheduled end of the event, with the goal of having all climbers returned to ground and off rope at the end time.
Upcoming Public Climbs:
SEP 16: ELM GROVE - Village Park
SEP 17: WAUKESHA - Woodfield Park (W. St. Paul Ave & Harris-Highland Dr.)
SEP 22: GERMANTOWN - Fireman's Park
SEP 23: CEDARBURG - Cedar Creek Park
SEP 23: SHOREWOOD - Lake Bluff Elementary School
SEP 26: MENOMONEE PARK - Climb Waukesha County Parks!
- Menomonee Falls: www.fallsrec.org
- Pewaukee: www.cityofpewaukee.us
- Sussex: www.villagesussex.org
SEP 27: NAGA-WAUKEE PARK - Climb Waukesha County Parks!
- Hartland: www.villageofhartland.com
- Oconomowoc: www.oconomowoc-wi.gov
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EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING:
Treetop Explorer, LLC provides all of the equipment and gear necessary to enjoy recreational tree climbing safely. All equipment is inspected prior to each event, and double checked with each climber.
Participants will want to be dressed in long pants and sturdy shoes. An assortment of gloves will be provided, but participants can bring their own.
Rates vary. If they are not listed here, visit the host organizations website for details. Cost per climber will range from $35-$55. Open Climbs typically last for 2 hours.
- Unless otherwise indicated, minimum participant age is 7 yrs.
- Individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to climb.