TREE CLIMBING CANADA'S BASIC TREE CLIMBING COURSE (BTCC) Tree Climbing Canada is now offering a two-day Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC). The BTCC is for people who are brand new to tree climbing. We offer this program in two levels, Level 1 (day one) and Level 2 (day 2) these courses are available together or can also be taken at different times. TCC classes have a maximum of three students, so each participant will receive lots of personal attention and encouragement.
You will learn all the skills you need to climb large trees safely using the double rope technique (DRT) also recognized as MRS ( moving rope system). In this course, we present you with detailed information about selecting a good climbing tree and assessing its condition. You will learn climbing techniques and how to set up the DdRT climbing system, you will be tying each knot many times in order to put it into " motor muscle memory". You'll also learn the rules for personal safety. Expect to be climbing on your own at the end of Level 1.
Level 2 focuses on the basics with emphasis on climbing higher by transferring your climbing system up and down throughout the canopy and moving from tree to tree. During this course, you will be evaluated and be expected to complete a wriiten test. Passing both the written and climbing evaluation, shows that you are ready to go out and climb on your own. Upon successful graduation, students will receive a Tree Climbing Canada BTCC completion certificate.
These courses are perfect, not only for the recreational climber , but also for people who want to learn entry-level climbing skills.
TREE CLIMBING CANADA is now offering a "beyond the basics" course which is an advanced level course, you must have completed and graduated from our level 1 and 2 or can demonstrate or have documented otherwise ( please keep your log books).
In this program, you will build on the basics and reinforce the key concepts learned in earlier programs. You will be introduced to other climbing systems, "opened" verses " closed" system climbing, split tail use, pulleys, eye to eye and be introduced to Single Rope Technique (SRT) or Stationary Rope Systems ( SRS) including RADS and rope wrenching, how to increase safety, strategic movement within the canopy and setting up camp within the tree canopy.
There is an opportunity for an overnight stay in a tree top camp out with this program.
The continuation of the day 1, in day 2 you have the opportunity to practice and refine your newly gained skills and put them to use. We will travel to a very large tree, to practice the new entry skills and new climbing techniques learned previously.
Tree Climbing Canada is offering a Facilitator program. Are you interested in the outdoor adventure tourism industry? Participants will have completed level 1 and 2 or prove otherwise. In this program, you will continue to build on level 1 and level 2 . You will be recognized as a Tree Climbing Canada Facilitator, qualified to facilitate at a 3:1 ratio, and lead TCC climbs. Learn how to rig for small and large groups, perform various rescue techniques in a variety of situations.
Learn how to rig for small and large groups, perform various rescue techniques in a variety of situations.
Current first-aid and CPR certification, an application/ resume, a current police records vulnerable section check and your climbing log books are required.
Expect to test out of level 1 and 2 to be considered.
Being recognized as Facilitator for Tree Climbing Canada is a process that could take up to a minimum of 6 months to complete.
Potential candidates must submit a minimum of 50 documented climbs and are expected to assist in the role of Facilitator at Tree Climbing Canada sanctioned events.
April 22nd, 2019 Earth Day Climb
July 8th-12th, 2019 Summer Camp
July 20th, 2019 Forest Fest, St. Williams, ON
August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2019 Lynn River Music and Arts Festival
August 20th, 2019 Brant Park
August 24th, 2019 Clifton Park, Private Party
September 7th 2019 Halton Forest Festival
September 14th, 2019 Turkey Point
October 5th, 2019 Wainfleet, ON
Love to climb trees?! Love to camp?! Camping in trees in what this program is all about. We have a few options for you try from portaledges, new tribe treeboats, tentsile tent tents and just plain old hammocks. Let us show you what works and what does not, then you decide how you wish to spend the night. Must have taken the BTCC level 1 and 2. This program can be added on to the level 2 program or any "beyond the basics" courses.
How to set up your campsite. presetting of a rope in a tree, emergency procedures, rental of gear and other equipment. Prices are subject to change without notice.
If the weather is right we will be spending the night.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you must cancel, we require that you notify us of your cancellation two weeks prior to the first day of your course. If you do not notify us by this time, or if you fail to show up, you will forfeit your deposit and may be charged the full tuition fee. If you do notify us by this time, you may transfer your deposit to a future Tree Climbing Canada course, within one year of the date of cancellation. This can be done one time only: if you cancel the second course, you forfeit the entire deposit.
When you arrive for an Introduction, all the climbing equipment is already for you, we will provide the coaching and show you how to move the series of climbing knots, and provide some tips and tricks. You will have an opportunity to relax and explore. This Intro gives you an opportunity to see if tree climibing with a rope and harness is for you.
Current dates available:
September 16th and 17th, 2019 ( FULL )
September 22nd, 2019 ( opened )( Level 2 test out)
September 25th and 26th, 2019 ( 3 spots)
October 4th, 5th and 6th, 2019
October 13th to 16th, 2019 (California Redwoods, GOTC Rendezvous)
October 18th, 19th and 20th, 2019 ( 2 spots)
November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019
November 16th and 17th, 2019 ( 1 spot)
November 20th and 21st, 2019 ( 2 spots)
November 29th, 30th, 2019 ( 3 spots)
December 1st, 2019 ( 3 spots)
December 9th and 10th, 2019 ( 3 spots)
December 14th and 15, 2019 (Last class of 2019!)
2020 BTCC class dates coming soon!
Dates are subject to change without notice.
BOOK early to avoid disappointment!
Only 3 spots available in each course.
We do customized courses, offering mid-week programming also.
Let us know what works for you.
Learn to climb trees on on your own, using a rope and saddle.
Exciting things coming in 2019!
Overnight packages, tree house stays, canopy camping and so much more!
Ready to purchase a course and experience a new adventure? See below.
This 2 day course will teach you the basics to safely access and climb trees with a rope a saddle.
Classes are limited to 3 persons to ensure lots of quality instruction and attention.
This course teaches the skills needed to climb large trees on your own
using Doubled Rope Technique (DdRT). Now being recognized as MRS ( Moving Rope System)
You will be taught how to select a good climbing tree and how to detect potential hazards.
You will learn to tie climbing knots through repetition
until they are in your muscle memory.
There will be plenty of time for you to get in a tree and practice
all your new skills and to enjoy the view.
This course is taught to novice climbers all over the world and is an
excellent foundation to use immediately and also to build on.
You will be introduced to basic tree climbing techniques, equipment, knot tying, rope placement, and basic tree inspection. You will be climbing on your own at the end of level 1, climbing from the anchor, you have set! Go climb a tree!
Tree week will only be availale only twice a year. Spring and the fall.
It is a week long program that involves the basic tree climbing course ( 2 days), the advanced level climbing course ( 2 days) and tree top camping program ( 1 night) The extra days are in between the the 2 programs so you have time to practice your new skills before moving on to the next program.
5 days of fun and adventure in the tree tops!