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Canopy Climbers. Climb Trees Today.

Explore the Wonders of the Treetops

We climb trees to create and nurture an essential connection with trees, forests, nature and each other. Tree climbing offers a unique pathway to empowerment and inspiration for the hearts and minds of those who adventure upwards and into the forest canopy.

We provide fun "GROUP" and "GUIDED" climbs and also offer our 2-day training courses for students who want to learn how to climb trees. Book a "Group Climb" for 5 or more people and experience what it is like to ascend into the forest canopy. Or book a "Guided Climb" for 2-4 people and experience a more intimate and intensive tree-climbing adventure, guided by our tree-climbing instructor. Here in Gainesville, Florida, we climb trees year-round, 7 days a week, by appointment only.

Virtually anyone can climb trees. We use ropes and saddles to ascend and explore the forest canopy. Our safe, sustainable and user-friendly climbing system makes it surprisingly easy to climb into the treetops. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our fun tree-climbing adventures.

Our Tree-Climbing Adventures

PLEASE NOTE: OUR TREE-CLIMBING EVENTS ARE CREATED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.


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Group Climbs provide a fun and exciting adventure for groups of 5 or more. Group Climbs are the perfect adventure for birthdays, family reunions, church groups, summer camps, office groups, general group team-building events and more. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our fun Group Climbs.

What's Included
- Climbing Orientation & Demonstration
- Master the Tree Climbing System
- Learn how to do a Bat Hang
- Participants enjoy climbing trees for about 1.5 hours with an option to purchase extra time to extend your event
- All climbing & safety gear is provided by Canopy Climbers
- Group Climbs are customize-able. Read about the "Canopy Extras" below and contact us for more information and other fun ideas.

Requirements
- Minimum of 5 climbers, maximum of ??? (please contact us if your group has more than 10 climbers)
- This is a 2-hour time commitment
- Climbers must be at least age 10
- All Participants Must Sign Our Liability & Photo Waiver
- Parents must sign Waivers for children climber-participants

Rate
$39-per climber*

(*Giving back: When you climb trees with us in a city park, 10% of your climbing fee is paid to the City of Gainesville to benefit the very same Gainesville Nature Parks in which we climb.)

Optional Canopy Extras For GROUP Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $39- per Treeboat
- Ground-level slackline installation: $25- (great for large groups)
- Extra Tree Time for your Group Climb event: $100- per hour for your entire group

 

 


Guided Climbs are our exclusive, two-hour tree-climbing adventure for 2 to 4 climber-participants. You will be personally guided by our Tree-Climbing Instructor, Danny Lyons, high into the treetops to explore and discover the wonders of the forest canopy. Climb to the top of our biggest and "wildest" trees for a thrilling adventure. Add a Treeboat Hammock to experience luxury in the treetops. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our high adventure Guided Climbs.

What's Included
- Climbing Orientation & Demonstration
- Learn to tie a safety knot
- Master the Tree-Climbing System
- Learn how to do a Bat Hang
- Learn how to do a Limb Walk
- Participants enjoy a two-hour, Guided tree-climbing experience, with an option to purchase extra time to extend your event
- Customize your Guided Climb with a Treeboat Hammock (Picnic anyone?)
- All climbing & safety gear is provided by Canopy Climbers
- Guided Climbs are fully customize-able. Read about the "Canopy Extras" below and contact us for more information and fun ideas. Feel free to share your own ideas with Canopy Climbers.

Requirements
- Minimum of 2 climbers and maximum of 4
- This is a 2-hour time commitment
- Climbers must be age 10 and up
- All Participants Must Sign Our Liability & Photo Waiver
- Parents must sign Waivers for children climber-participants

Rate
$49- per climber*

(*Giving back: When you climb trees with us in a city park, 10% of your climbing fee is paid to the City of Gainesville to benefit Gainesville Nature Parks.)

Optional Canopy Extras For GUIDED Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $39- per Treeboat
- Canopy Traverse: $35- per climber (this element adds an additional level of challenge to the climb and can only be added to the 2-person Guided Climb).
- Extra Tree Time for your Guided Climb: $75- per hour for your entire group

Customize Your Group Climb
Our Guided Climbs are fully customizable. This is your treetop expedition and Canopy Climbers encourages you to get creative with it. If you have an idea about what you want to do in the forest canopy, let us know and we will work to make it happen.

Here are some optional ideas to spark your creativity:
- Start early, enjoy treetop coffee with our "Coffee Climb"
- Play music in the treetops: hand drums, guitars, etc...
- Canopy Photo Safari, take your camera into the treetops
- Have a picnic (think, Treeboat Hammocks)
- Meditation climb, do some "On Rope Yoga," rest in a Treeboat Hammock
- Traverse from tree to tree (for the 2-person Guided Climb only)
- Camp out and sleep in the treetops! (Contact us for more about this)

 


 

Treelax in amazing treetop comfort. These cozy and sturdy Treeboat Hammocks are very popular with our tree-climbing clients. Add one or more Treeboats to your GROUP or GUIDED tree-climbing adventure and enjoy the wonders of the forest canopy like never before.


"How long is my tree-climbing event?"


We frequently hear this excellent question and the answer is: Group and Guided climbs are scheduled for 2-hours, beginning to end, unless you purchase extra "Tree Time."
Remember, it is quick and easy to purchase an additional hour of Tree Time as you book your event. Each climber-participant will get approximately 1.5 hours of climbing time, depending on the number of participants and skill-level of their group. Below, you'll find an approximate time-line breakdown of what you can expect from your standard tree-climbing event.

Thank you in advance for being punctual. However, please be reminded that it is not necessary for you to arrive more than 5 minutes early. Please be advised, we will begin and end the tree-climbing event on time.

A Treeboat Hammock is a wonderful option that provides a fun place to hang out. Drink hot chocolate when it's chilly or lemonade when it's warm. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the hammock or just kick up your feet and enjoy some R&R in the treetops. Add a Treeboat Hammock to your climb and enjoy the relaxing fun for any GROUP or GUIDED climbing event.


 




Want to safely climb big trees on your own?
Take the Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC) in Gainesville with TCI-trained Instructor, Danny Lyons and become proficient at the sustainable, Doubled Rope Technique (DRT) arborist climbing system.

The BTCC provides the necessary bedrock of tree-climbing knowledge and practices for anyone who climbs trees. It is designed to teach you the necessary skills to safely climb trees using the DRT arborist climbing methods. Students learn how to "mobilize" in the treetops, by developing the skill set to climb through the crown of a tree, upwards, downwards and horizontally.

This course is ideal for recreational adventurers, canopy researchers or anyone else who wishes to safely access the treetops and the forest canopy. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to take the BTCC.

Requirements
- Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 3 students per class
- Climbers must be age 15 and up
- Signed Liability & Photo Waiver

What's Included
- Two days of BTCC curriculum, training and instruction (roughly 8 hours per day)
- All the climbing and safety gear is included for the class
- Extensive practice of all skills to build "muscle memory"
- You'll learn Double Rope End Climbing skills, known as DREC, that will allow you to mobilize through the treetops.
- Lifetime TCI Membership
- Access to the TCI "Online" BTCC Course materials

Rate
$475- per student*

(*Giving back: When you climb trees with us in a city park, 10% of your course fee is paid to the City of Gainesville to benefit Gainesville Nature Parks.)

 

 

We are thankful that the City of Gainesville has granted Canopy Climbers permission to provide tree-climbing events in select Nature Parks. Come climb trees with us, year-round, and enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor adventure found only in Gainesville.

Danny Lyons
Tree-Climbing Instructor and
Founder, Canopy Climbers, LLC

"Did you climb trees when you were a kid? Climbing a tree can create a deep, life-long connection with our natural environment. Call it a "bonding experience," or a "deep appreciation" for nature, or maybe it can be simply called "love." Regardless, this vital connection we experience while climbing trees holds the power to inspire and empower our hearts and minds. And since we tend to protect what we love, we invite you to "Climb a tree and FALL IN LOVE." -DL



Canopy Climbers was awarded the "2015 Certificate of Excellence" award! The award "celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor."

Thank you to all our clients who support us by climbing into the treetops with us every day!

 

 

 


We are honored to be rated the "#1 Outdoor Activity to do in Gainesville, Florida," as rated on TripAdvisor, due to the reviews created by our awesome clients.

 
 

 

 



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