We climb trees! We do it because we love being in forests and among trees: not just among them, but up in them. We love the adventure, the experience of something new every climb, the physical challenge, the joy, the opening up of the world.
Some of the original Tree Climbing Colorado “crew”
We have been taking people and groups climbing since 2002, and teaching others to climb or to lead groups themselves. Harv was founding president of the GOTC, the Global Organization of Tree Climbers, the US501(c)3 non-profit that helps standardize climbing guidelines and training curricula, as well as promote public awareness of the safe practice of recreational tree climbing worldwide. He is recognized as a Master Instructor by the GOTC.
Facilitated Recreational Tree Climbing (RTC) program climbs take place at nature centers, arboreta, schools, preserves, parks and recreation districts, and numerous other venues in North America and in countries as diverse as Japan, England, Taiwan, Australia and Chile. These introductory climbs are offered to the public by formally trained facilitators, either partnering with a public or private venue, or at their own sites, often called “groves”. RTC uses arborist rope and equipment, along with easy-to-learn climbing techniques to safely ascend and descend from the crowns of trees, all in a manner that respects trees, people, and nature.
Does this sound like something you’d like to try, either at one of our short introductory open climbs, or as a trained and GOTC-recognized solo climber. Perhaps you’d like to train to facilitate group climbs yourself, or bring climbing programs to your nature or educational venue?
Don’t put it off. Act now to start a life-long adventure. And we’ll look forward to meeting up with you in the canopy some day.