Explore the Wonders of the Treetops
Canopy Climbers is an award-winning eco-adventure business that works every day to help people CONNECT with trees, local parks, nature and each other. Canopy Climbers is the recipient of the Star Green Business Award, presented to us by the City of Gainesville for promoting safe and sustainable tree-climbing activities in our local parks. We were recognized especially for protecting the trees in which we climb, while promoting the responsible enjoyment of our beautiful local parks. CLICK HERE for more about our Star Green Business Award. We also give back 10% of our income to help maintain, beautify and protect the parks in which we climb, so future generations can enjoy our enchanting parks as we do today.
We climb trees to create and nurture an essential human 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 up and into the forest canopy.
We offer fun "Canopy Climbs" and also a 2-day Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC) for students who want to learn how to climb trees on their own. Book a "Canopy Climb" for 4 or more people and experience the thrill of recreational tree climbing as you ascend into the canopy. Here in Gainesville, Florida, we climb trees year-round, so we're ready when you are.
Virtually anyone can climb trees. We use a tree-friendly, sustainable "rope and saddle" arborist climbing method to ascend and explore the forest canopy. Our user-friendly climbing system is proven safe for people and trees too, and makes it relatively easy to climb into the treetops.
Generally, we recommend that children be 8 years old or older to climb with us. However, we've had kids as young as 6-7 years old successfully climb with us. The bottom line is, if kids are fit, active and most importantly, they can follow instructions well, then they will likely do well climbing trees with us, even as young as age six. We leave it to parents to decide.
PLEASE NOTE: When we climb trees, we defy gravity. We believe any healthy person can climb trees with our user-friendly climbing system. But everyone is different. Defying gravity takes a distinct level of effort. If you have any ongoing health issues or injuries, please consult your doctor before booking a climb with us. Some folks feel it's fairly easy to climb trees with us. Some feel it is a strenuous activity. Regardless, tree-climbing activities gives everyone a sense of accomplishment, empowerment and connection with nature.
Climbing a rope into the top of a tree is an "adventure-workout." And that’s why so many people enjoy doing it. Your personal experience will depend on your level of power, weight and fitness, also known as the "power-to-weight ratio." Since 2011, we've guided over 900 climbers into the trees and virtually a 100% of the participants, of all ages and abilities, enjoyed a successful climb.
Our system is user friendly, intuitive and engages our legs mostly, for efficient ergonomics. There is also an inherent 2 to 1 "mechanical advantage" built into our rope-climbing system. That's a fancy way of saying you don't have to hoist your entire body weight up the climbing system. The system actually cuts your effort in half. And when you want to take a break from your ascent, you can simply let go of the rope and the system holds you in place, no effort required.
We encourage our tree-climbing guests to climb at their own pace and only go as high as they want. Recreational tree climbing is not a race or competition. We focus on having a fun, being mindful and experiencing the inspiration of trees and forests. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our fun tree-climbing adventures.
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To Our Amazing Clients,
We've made booking a tree-climbing adventure easier than ever. Our fun climbing events, called "Canopy Climbs" require a minimum of 4 participants. And of course, we also offer our 2-Day Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC) for 2-3 students who want to climb safely on their own. We have more fun events and surprises in the works, so stay tuned!
Owner & Tree Climbing Instructor
Canopy Climbers, LLC
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Book Your Tree-Climbing Adventure Now
PLEASE NOTE: To climb trees with us, you must book an event on this website by clicking any "BOOK NOW" button. The City of Gainesville and Alachua County (the owners of the beautiful parks in which we climb) require that we provide them at least five (5) days prior notice to put on a tree-climbing event in their parks. Therefore, we cannot book a climb any sooner. Thank you for visiting and we hope to climb trees with you soon!