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Posted on: April 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Climb to New Heights with St. Charles County Parks on May 6, June 30 and July 1

April 6, 2018
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137,

St. Charles County, Missouri – Experience the forest from an extremely unique and rare perspective when you participate in an emerging adventurous sport—recreational tree climbing. Join the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department and Vertical Voyages for a two-hour Recreational Tree Climbing course on May 6, June 30 and July 1 at Indian Camp Creek Park in Foristell. This must-do adventure is designed for novices ages 8 and up.

Using the same specialized equipment that arborists and scientists use when they ascend into the treetops, expert instructors will teach climbers how to ascend into the certified, mature tree with broad canopies using special ropes and other safety equipment.

The adventure begins with an orientation and ground school where climbers are fitted with personal safety equipment consisting of a tree climb saddle and climbing helmet. After participants are geared up and trained, they use the remaining time to practice climbing and exploring the tree.

Cost of the program is $35 per climber for a two-hour session. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register online, visit or call the parks department at 636-949-7535.


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