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Explore the Wonders of the Treetops

We climb trees to create and nurture an essential connection with forests, nature and eachother. 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 climbs for fun and adventure and also 2-day training courses for students who want to learn how to climb trees. Depending on the size of your group, book a "Group" or "Guided" tree-climbing adventure here, online. Here in Gainesville, Florida, we climb trees year-round.

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

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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. Tree climbing provides unique opportunities to connect with trees, forests and the natural world. Some climbers form a "bonding experience" with the trees, while others develop a "deeper appreciation" for nature. Perhaps we can simply called it "LOVE." Regardless, this vital connection we experience while climbing trees 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." -DL


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 the perfect adventure 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
- 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
- All Participants Must Sign Our Liability & Photo Waiver
- Parents must sign Waivers for children climber-participants

Rate
$29-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 GROUP Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $35- per Treeboat
- Slackline installation: $25-
- Extra time for your event: $75- 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
- 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: $35- per Treeboat
- Ground-level Slackline installation: $25-
- Canopy Traverse: $35- per climber (this element adds an additional level of challenge to the climb).
- Extra time for your event: $75- 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 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.

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.)


 

 

 

 



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