Open Enrollment Climbs (Open Climbs) allow you the opportunity to climb into tall and mature trees using rope and saddle, under the watchful eye of a tree climbing adventure guide.
No experience is necessary & all equipment and instruction is provided.
We keep it simple for you. We handle the safety inspections and provide all the gear so you can experience recreational tree climbing safely.
Participants register directly with Treetop Explorer via PayPal or our online store. On-site registration is available only if climber capacity has not been reached.
All climbers need a completed waiver in order to climb. You will receive an email with pre-climb info and the waiver prior to your climb. We will have copies of the waiver on-site.
2020 Open Climb Schedule
Last Sunday of the month. 11am-1pm.
Locations to be announced & posted by mid-February!
All Open Climbs will take place in Waukesha County.
When: last Sunday of the month
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ages: 7 yrs to adult
Price: $40.00 per person
What to expect the day of your climb:
When you arrive, the climbing tree and area will have been inspected and prepared for your climb. Participants are given instructions as a group, fitted into gear and put on rope individually.
Each climber receives personal attention and assistance until you have picked up the basic climbing technique and begun to tie your safety knots. The easy-to-follow steps in the climbing technique will have you ascending on your own within minutes!
All climbers are run through same sequence until all ropes have climbers. Those participants waiting to climb will be put on a rope as one becomes available, once the previous climber descends to the ground.
We install numerous ropes in our climbing trees, each rope/route providing unique challenges and experiences. The height of each rope varies, typically between 15 feet and 45 feet. Climbing on your own rope allows you full control of how high you wish to climb during each ascent.
Adventure begins the moment your feet leave the ground. Tree climbing is not necessarily about how how you climb and certainly nothing to do with how fast you climb. It is about connection: with Nature, with yourself.
We limit the capacity of each climb to allow climbers multiple opportunities to climb and try additional routes. Understanding that each person enjoys tree-time in their own way, from sitting or standing on branches, to swinging or climbing as high as possible, a climber's time on rope may vary greatly. Our climbs allow ample time for you to enjoy your time in the tree, your way.
Last Sunday of the month,
May through October.
Enrollment is open to climbers
7yrs of age to adult.
No experience necessary. We provide all equipment & instruction.
All you need to do is register, then show up with a sense of adventure!
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REC CLIMB (0:53)
We do not teach all of the intricacies involved in technical tree climbing during Open Climbs. Those skills are taught in our Beginning Tree Climbing 2-day course:
Learn to Climb on Your Own!
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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.
Cost per climber is $40.00. Open Climbs are 2 hours long and class size is limited so climbers typically have the opportunity for multiple climbs.
- Minimum age is 7 yrs old. No upper age limit. We've had climbers in their 70's, so we're still looking for someone over 80 to join us!
- Individuals suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to climb.