Experience climbing some of the largest and tallest trees in the world. This 4-hour class will take place Friday morning at Deception Pass State Park in Washington State and will introduce you to recreational tree climbing, also known as canopy climbing. It is an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss. The adventure will give you a sense of freedom, power and connectivity to nature like nothing else.
Join us as we climb old growth trees that are between 150 and 230 feet tall. We'll climb as a group to share laughs, the struggle and the reward at the top. Depending on the group and the climbers' ability, we will ascend one or two trees. Climbing 20 stories up in Coastal Douglas Fir Trees will offer a shocking perspective and a view few have ever seen.
Tree canopy climbing can be physically and mentally challenging for some.
This Session will take place Friday Morning Prior to checking in at Kulapalooza:
We suggest all participants bring snacks and water, it is also just fun eating in trees too. Be sure to wear athletic clothes, long pants (no jeans) that cover ankles, and athletic shoes. All other equipment will be provided.
The tree canopy climbing experience is a progression. You will start first by receiving all of your equipment, followed by safety talks, learning about the equipment, learning how to use the equipment, and then you will start climbing! We keep it simple and easy to make sure you are having fun, learning and especially staying safe.
Safety First: Climbers will be outfitted with mandatory helmets, harnesses, safety glasses, foot holds and ascenders, all of which meet international climbing standards of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA). Our adventure guides at AdventureTerra go above and comply with all other third-party tree climbing standards.
Since the founding of "recreational tree" climbing in the 1980’s, there have been no known serious accidents or deaths from in more than 30 years with proper equipment, protocols, and while under supervision of an instructor. Simply stated, recreational tree climbing is amazingly safe. As long as you follow the basic rules, protocols and have the right equipment. Tree climbing is far safer than most daily activities like riding a bike.
- If you have any medical condition that could possibly affect the adventure you must let us know. We will try to accommodate all participants as much as possible.
- If you are afraid of heights we want to work with you to overcome your fear.
About Your Guides: AdventureTerra
AdventureTerra is an educational climbing guide service that offers unique experiences in Washington State. Their guides are all certified, and professional. Their goal is to bring new experiences and adventure to you in a fun, educational, and safe environment.
It is the goal of their tree climbing program to go above and beyond the standards. For example, the American National Standards Institute has requirements that arborist rope have a minimum breaking strength of 5000 pounds, while all of AdventureTerra's ropes are rated to at least 6,000-12,000 pounds of breaking strength. Most of our climbing systems and anchors are also redundant, which is an extra and uncommon safety feature of our program.