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Explore the Wonders of the Treetops

Experience the adventure of climbing trees. Canopy Climbers provides fun tree-climbing events for small and large groups and we also offer tree-climbing courses for people who want to learn how to safely climb big trees on their own.

We climb trees for many reasons: fun, adventure, exercise, empowerment and inspiration are among them. Recreational tree climbing is a flourishing activity because it uniquely offers us the opportunity to reconnect with adventure, nature and, in many ways, ourselves.

Virtually anyone can climb trees.
We use ropes and saddles to ascend and explore the forest canopy. Our proven, safe, sustainable user-friendly climbing system makes it surprisingly easy to access and enjoy the treetops. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our GROUP and GUIDED tree-climbing adventures and the Beginning Tree Climbing Course (BTCC).


Climb beautiful trees in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. 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.

Did you climb trees when you were a kid? Climbing a tree can create a life-long connection. Our tree-climbing events allow and encourage people to connect with trees, forests and the natural world. Some call it a "bonding experience" or a "deep appreciation" or maybe it is simply called, "LOVE." Regardless of its name, this connection holds the power to inspire and empower hearts and minds. And since we tend to protect what we love, we invite you to "Climb a tree and fall in LOVE."

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

"Branch Out, Get a Bird's Eye View of Gainesville" cover story, was written by Ericka Winterrowd, for Our Town Magazine's Spring 2014 edition. Ericka interviewed me about 65 feet in the top of "Charlotte," the Live oak for this wonderfully written story.


Yes, that's Paige Beck. Canopy Climbers is in the news! Thank you to TV20's amazing Kyla Ryan for shedding light on our tree-climbing adventures. Click here to see the TV20 story.

Canopy Climbers is in the news (July 6th, 2014)! We appreciate our local newspaper, The Gainesville Sun for shedding even more light on our tree-climbing adventures! Click here to read the story.


 



We are honored and humbled to be rated the "#1 Activity to do in Gainesville, Florida!"

 

 

 

Climb trees with your friends, family or office by creating your own Group tree climbing adventure! These awesome and talented Zumba! women took over the forest canopy one Saturday and had so much fun dancing, doing "on-rope" Yoga and climbing trees!



Our GROUP CLIMBS provide the opportunity for participants to get acquainted with recreational tree climbing. Group Climbs provide a fun and exciting adventure for groups of 5 or more. Group Climbs are great for birthdays, family reunions and group team-building events. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our fun Group 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
- Participants enjoy a one-hour tree-climbing experience and your group can add more time
- 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 ???
- Climbers must be at least age 10
- Signed Liability & Photo Waiver

Rate
$33-* per climber for LARGE GROUP CLIMBS (10 or more participants)
$39-* per climber for SMALL GROUP CLIMBS (5-9 participants)
* Plus a 10% City of Gainesville Recreation Fee for climbing trees in city Nature Parks.

Optional Canopy Extras For GROUP Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $35- per Treeboat
- Slackline installation: $25-
- Extra time for your event: $100- per hour



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.
Revel in amazing treetop comfort and relaxation. 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.


Angie and Drew love outdoor adventure. They are from Jacksonville and joined us for a Guided couples climb with Canopy Climbers in a beautiful Nature Park in Gainesville.



Our GUIDED CLIMBS offer intensive canopy adventures for those who want to go big and climb higher.
Under the supervision of Tree-Climbing Instructor, Danny Lyons, you'll climb together high into the treetops to explore and discover the wonders of the forest canopy. You'll climb to the top of our biggest and "wildest" trees for a thrilling adventure. 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, and your group can add more time
- Customize your Guided Climb
- 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
- Climbers must be age 10 and up
- Signed Liability & Photo Waiver

Rate
$65-* per climber
* Plus a 10% City of Gainesville Recreation Fee for climbing trees in city Nature Parks.

Optional Canopy Extras For GUIDED Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $35- per Treeboat
- Ground-level Slackline installation: $25-
- Canopy Traverse: $30- per climber (previous climbing experience required for the Canopy Traverse).
- Extra time for your event: $65- per hour

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)
- Do some CanopyCaching (a variation of GeoCaching)
- Meditation climb, do some "On Rope Yoga," rest in a Treeboat Hammock
- Traverse from tree to tree
- Camp out and sleep in the treetops!


 

These students are learning the ropes by taking the BTCC in chilly winter weather.



Want to safely climb big trees on your own?
Take the 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.

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 18 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

Hitchclimber System Option
$75- per student (if you wish to add this module, please make sure all students in a given class are unanimously willing to add it).

We specialize in the "Hitchclimber" DRT climbing system. By adding this optional course module, in addition to learning the traditional DRT system, you will also learn how to create and climb on this remarkably versatile, self-advancing system. Proficiency of the Hitchclimber DRT system is beneficial for tree-climbers who plan to eventually learn to climb on the highly efficient Single Rope Technique (SRT) system known as "Rope Wrench."



Danny Lyons
TCI-Trained Instructor
Canopy Climbers, LLC

"Did you climb trees when you were a kid? Climbing a tree can create a life-long connection. Our tree-climbing events allow and encourage people to connect with trees, forests and the natural world. Some call it a 'bonding experience' or a 'deep appreciation' or maybe it is simply called, 'LOVE.' Regardless of its name, this connection holds the power to inspire and empower hearts and minds. And since we tend to protect what we love, we invite you to 'Climb a tree and fall in love.'" -D.L.

 

 

 

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