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“Taking adventure in the forest to a new height.”

Pacific Tree Climbing Institute
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Owner description: Located along the McKenzie river, nestled in foothills of the high cascades is the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute. Expert guides provide the unique experiences of listening and viewing to both dusk and dawn choruses from the canopy top. Much like a bird waking in its nest, you will find your self aloft in the old growth canopy checking birds off your list while seeing their habitat from a new perspective.
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Add "go climb a tree" to your to do list when in Central Oregon, then call these guys up to go do it with. I had the pleasure of an afternoon climb with them and it is something I will always remember. When your walking around the Willamette forest you see these incredible tall trees and wonder about them. With Pacific Tree Climbing Institute you get to get very close and personal with them.

The climbing experience is really, really cool. They provide everything (helmet, ropes, harness, safety gear, instructions, food, water) and teach you how to use the rope system. I've had experience rock climbing and it is very different and much easier. Might be a little nervous at first but if you can relax to trust your gear and then learn how to shift your weight correctly with the gear you can inch worm your way hundreds of feet up a tree.

They are very patient and will work with you got get you up as far and as fast (or slow) as you want to go. I made it up to the top with my wife and kids (7 & 10). Once up top you can chill in some hammock like things they have set up and enjoy the view, though the best views are actually from below the branches.

After you've had your fill of treetop lounging the fun part is getting back down. They hook you up with descending gear and you go down at your own pace. Its a really fun. I enjoyed stopping about halfway down and looking up and down and really appreciating the size of the tree and how straight, graceful and strong it was.

If you have the time and means to enjoy a tree climb I highly recommend it and recommend these guys. They were very nice, knowledgeable, patient and careful. I never felt rushed or pushed or unsafe.

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