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Stone Valley Vertical Adventures is one of the biggest challenge course facilities on the East Coast, with unmatched natural resources. This high-adventure course is available to groups of all kinds who are seeking a unique teambuilding experience and plenty of fun challenges! Activities are designed for individuals to succeed together as a team while they work on problem solving, communication, collaboration and building trust.

Odyssey III Team Development Carolina T-Wall Alpine Tower & Swing

Who Can Participate?

  • The course is open to Penn State organizations, businesses, civic groups, schools, athletic teams, and other organized groups.
  • Groups must have 8 to 56 participants. (Typically, large groups are divided into task groups, which circulate through the Adventure Course events.)
  • Participants must be 12 years of age or older.

What If I Don’t Have a Group?

  • Vertical Adventures currently does not have open time on any courses, including the climbing wall. However, please do contact us with your interest so we can better determine the need for open course time. Thanks!

What Kinds of Programs Are Offered?

  • Before you embark on a Vertical Adventures experience, our team here will discuss the programming opportunities with you, learn about your goals, and get a better sense of the makeup of your group. Then, we’ll recommend a program that is just right for your mission.

How Do I Get Started?

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The Odyssey III

The Odyssey Course offers linear team events, designed for 4 to 8 participants to complete together at a time. The central idea of this course is that teams will share a more productive, fun and educational experience than would individuals in a traditional challenge course design. Most traditional linear courses have individual or two-person events. The Odyssey Course instead allows small teams to have a more engaging challenge course experience together.

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Team Development Course

The Team Development Course is an exciting way to teach team-building principles. Youth and student groups, faculty teams, community organizations and businesses—and perhaps most interesting, groups of diverse ages, abilities and ethnic identity—will all be able to strengthen leadership, listening, planning, problem solving and communication skills while taking on an adventurous and challenging rescue mission. The activities and lessons that occur represent some of the most dynamic group initiatives in the adventure education field.

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Carolina T-Wall

The unique, versatile Carolina T-Wall is designed for participants of all levels of climbing experience and therefore promotes an extremely high level of success. This freestanding wall offers a wide range of terrain (beginner to advanced intermediate) allowing participation by both athletic and non-athletic persons. As a participant becomes more comfortable, competent and skillful, he or she may easily progress to the next level by simply choosing increasingly challenging routes.

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The Alpine Tower II and Giant Swing

The Alpine Tower II is 50’ tall and offers over 30 variations for high events oriented to individual, partnered, and entire team challenges. Belay benches are located on three sides of the structure, and act as nucleus for the high activities. High-level activities are virtually limitless there! The Alpine Tower II is ideal for an organization that may wish for participants to re-visit the experience over an extended period.

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