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.
We are continuously organizing Open Climbs throughout Wisconsin. Dates will be posted on our calendar and Facebook as they are finalized.
Upcoming Public Climbs:
JULY 15: Waukesha
- 10am-12pm @ Woodfield Park (*off Harris-Highland Dr & W. St Paul Ave)
JULY 17: Shorewood
- 10am-12pm, Lake Bluff Elementary School
JULY 21: Climb Waukesha County Parks - Menomonee Park
- Men. Falls - ww.fallsrec.org
- Pewaukee - www.cityofpewaukee.us
- Sussex - www.villagesussex.org
JULY 28: Climb Waukesha County Parks - Muskego Park
JULY 29: Cedarburg
- 10am-12pm @ Cedar Creek Park
AUG 4: Climb Waukesha County Parks - Naga-Waukee Park
- Hartland - www.villageofhartland.com
- Oconomowoc - www.oconomowoc-wi.gov
AUG 5: CALUMET COUNTY CAMPGROUND
- OPEN CLIMB - 11:30am-1:30pm
- FESTIVAL CLIMB - 2pm-4pm
register on-site - $15.00 per climb
AUG 10: NEENAH MOVIE NIGHT (The Lorax)
- FESTIVAL CLIMB - 5:00pm-7:30pm @ Southview Park
register: Neenah Recreation Dept is providing one free climb to attendees!
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.