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The Basics - Learn Technical Tree Climbing

The Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC) provides the bedrock of knowledge for technical tree climbers. The 2-day tree-climbing course is designed to teach you the necessary skills to climb big trees on your own safely, confidently and proficiently. You’ll learn how to create and climb the "Doubled Rope Technique" (DRT) arborist rope and saddle climbing system.

Become a skilled tree-climber. Take the BTCC in Gainesville with Tree-Climbing Instructor Danny Lyons. You'll learn to safely and skillfully climb trees and achieve the ability to "mobilize" through the forest canopy. This isn't just climbing up and down on a rope. This is mobilization, vertically and horizontally, traversing through the treetops. After you complete this course successfully, you'll be ready and able to purchase your own gear and climb trees safely.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to safely access the forest canopy. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to take the BTCC. However, please be advised, this course is an intensive, 2-day tree-climbing experience and is physically and mentally demanding. Our classes are small and limited so students get constant supervision by the instructor.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are clilmbing solo, no problem. We will match you with other students to create a 2-3 person class. Or, if you already have 2-3 people total in your party, then we can schedule a class at your convenience. The BTCC must be scheduled over 2 consecutive days.

Requirements
- Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 3 students in each class

- Climbers must be age 18 and up
- Signed Liability & Photo Waiver
- OUR POLICIES

Rate
$495- per student

What's Included
- Two days of BTCC curriculum, training and instruction (roughly 8 hours per day)
- Learn all the basics, from finding, inspecting and choosing a proper climbing tree to setting your climbing line to creating your climbing system to mobilization
- Learn about the proper climbing gear and how to use it
- All the climbing and safety gear is included for your class, you don't need to bring any gear
- 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.
- DISCOUNT on your climbing gear at TreeStuff.com!

Optional TCI Membership
- Lifetime TCI Membership and access to the extensive and educational TCI "Online" BTCC Course materials: Add $50-

Optional Hitchclimber Workshiop
- Ask how we can add an additional day to your BTCC for you to take the Hitchclimber Workshop. See below for more information.

Interested in taking the BTCC? Do you already have two people in your party who want to take the course? Then you already have a class! Simply call or EMAIL US to schedule the BTCC today.


If you're interested in taking the BTCC and you're climbing solo, then no problem. We'll find a classmate or two for you. Simply click the button above and complete a quick "Classmate Finder Form." This form will be automatically emailed to us and we'll begin the search for 1-2 classmates to join you for your BTCC.


Casa Micanopy

Take the BTCC Retreat at Casa Micanopy

Enjoy the luxurious peace and quiet of Casa Micanopy, a charming retreat center located in beautiful Micanopy, Florida. The BTCC at Casa Micanopy is the same course described in detail above. However, students can choose to take the BTCC while staying at the enchanting Casa Micanopy and enjoy the splendid amenities. Year-round, students explore the "Old Florida" landscape and canopy, populated with citrus trees, Spanish moss-draped Live oaks and understory Palm trees rustling in the breeze. Students learn technical tree-climbing methods in a majestic Live oak named, "Maha," that lives on the Casa Micanopy property. The name "Maha" means, "inspiring greatness in others." You won't find this kind of natural enviornment anyhere else in the world, other than North-Central Florida.

The BTCC at Casa Micanopy is the perfect adventure-retreat for couples, friends and families who wish to learn, recharge and connect. Students stay in the Casa Micanopy retreat center for 3 nights and 2 days. The retreat center is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom facility with a giant meditation room, a full kitchen, spacious screened porch and a massive deck that overlooks a landscaped pond. Other amenities include a pool and hot tub, a covered patio, barbecue grill, hammocks and wooden rockers on the porch of the main house. A one-hour professional massage session is included for each student, the perfect way to unwind after climbing trees. Enjoy charming and eclectic restaurants, cafes and shopping in nearby Micanopy. More about Micanopy.

Requirements
- Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 3 students in each class
- Climbers must be age 18 and up
- Signed Liability & Photo Waiver
- The BTCC at Casa Micanopy has limited availability. We recommend booking well in advance.
- OUR POLICIES

Rate
$1175- per student

What's Included
- Students will have exclusive use of Casa Micanopy, including all amenities on the 6.5 acre property (click here for more information)
- 3 Nights and 2 Full Days with full use of Casa Micanopy amenities and facilities
- Each student will enjoy a complimentary 1-hour massage therapy session
- Two days of BTCC curriculum, training and instruction (roughly 8 hours per day)
- Learn to inspect trees to find a proper climbing tree
- Learn what gear to use and how to use it
- All the climbing and safety gear is included for your 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.
- Meals are not included. However, lunch can be delivered to your BTCC for an additional charge, some conditions apply and subject to availability.
- DISCOUNT on your climbing gear at TreeStuff.com!

Optional TCI Membership
- Lifetime TCI Membership and access to the extensive and educational TCI "Online" BTCC Course materials: Add $50-

Optional Hitchclimber Workshiop
- Ask how we can add an additional day to your BTCC at Casa Micanopy for you to take the Hitchclimber Workshop. See below for more information.

Optional Overnight Treetop Camping
- Ask how we can add an additional day to your BTCC at Casa Micanopy to sleep in the treetops!

We are proud to be partnering with Casa Micanopy to offer this unique and amazing tree-climbing experience. Contact us today to schedule your BTCC at beautiful Casa Micanopy. Availability is limited.

Casa Micanopy - The Retreat Center includes the Main Hall (pictured above) which has a spacious meditation room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a dining room with table, an expansive open porch and a roomy screened in porch.

"The sound of running water from a creek along the path… brilliant flowers in bloom… a breeze stirring the Spanish moss on the branches overhead… lily pads floating on the pond… horses in the distance… frogs singing as the night falls… a hall with stunning views of nature to meditate, do yoga, learn something new… a pool to cool off… a hot tub to melt away worries… dinner on the patio under the stars…"
-CasaMicanopy.com


Please call or email us to schedule the BTCC at Casa Micanopy



The Canopy Climbers Hitchclimber Course

This is a 1-day, Canopy Climbers tree-climbing course that
introduces students to the unique and efficient Hitchclimber DRT system. Students learn how to create and climb on this remarkably versatile, self-advancing climbing system. Proficiency of the Hitchclimber DRT system is also beneficial for tree-climbers who plan to eventually learn to climb on the highly efficient Single Rope Technique (SRT) system known as "Singing Tree Rope Wrench." Consider combining this 1-day course with your Basic Tree Climbing Course, creating a high-adventure, 3-Day educational experience.

Requirements
- Students must have successfully completed the BTCC
- Students must be up to date on their tree-climbing fitness and be able to demonstrate a BTCC-level skill set.
Please Note: This is not a BTCC refresher course

- Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 3 students in each class
- Climbers must be age 18 and up
- Signed Liability & Photo Waiver
- OUR POLICIES

Rate
$275- per student

What's Included
- One full day of Hitchclimber instruction and climbing practice (roughly 8 hours)
- Learn about the gear components of Hitchclimber system
- Learn how to use it to climb this self-advancing climbing system
- Learn how to create a mechanical advantage hauling system
- Practice ascending with and without a few types of foot ascenders
- All the climbing and safety gear is included for your class
- You'll get extensive climbing practice on the Hitchclimber system to build "muscle memory"
- You'll practice Double Rope End Climbing skills, known as DREC, while using the
Hitchclimber efficient, self-advancing system

Please call or email us to schedule the Hitchclimber Course


 



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