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Rock Climbing I - Learn to Climb!

Rock Climber at Pinnacle National Park*4 Hours of Climbing Instruction
*All Gear Included
*Supportive, Expert, Certified Guides
*Fully Insured and Permitted Climbing School – Don’t Settle For Less!
*We teach Men, Women, and Kids!

Never tried climbing before? Curious? Perhaps you’ve climbed a few times in a gym and want to try the real thing? Discover what outdoor rock climbing is all about in this 4-hour clinic designed for the beginning rock climber. No climbing experience is necessary. In our Climbing 1 class, getting you up your first rock climbs is the goal. Additionally, we’ll share the sense of adventure that drives our guides’ passion for the sport, and provide you with the most enjoyable first day of climbing possible. We’ll begin with an introduction to climbing gear, climbing commands, and climber tie-in knots. Then we’ll spend the remainder of our time climbing!

*Climbing I Cost: $119
*w/ Express Pass: $109

This class is a great opportunity to get exposure to outdoor climbing in a safe, supportive, fun and nurturing environment. We’ll take care of setting up the ropes and providing a safe, supportive environment for the beginning rock climber. You get to explore what it’s all about! The combination of Climbing 1 & Climbing 2 is the ultimate introduction to outdoor rock climbing. Depending on your previous experience and your level of interest in pursuing climbing as a new hobby, you may consider taking both classes. Alternatively, take Climbing 1 to try it out, and return soon if you’ve gotten hooked on climbing. Or, for the novice to “advanced beginner” gym climber with little or no belaying experience, jump straight to Climbing 2.

Dates Offered:
Clinics offered year-round, 3-5 times per month. For a complete list of dates, visit our:Activity Calendar.

Minimum Number Needed For Class: 2 People (if you are the only person signed up for your course, you will be given the option to reschedule at no cost, or upgrade to a private climb).

Maximum Class Size: 10 People (Compare to other guides companies – MINIMUM of 8-10 needed for similar class – Adventure Out has the best guide to student ratio in the Bay Area!)

Age Requirement: Minimum age 10. Minors must be 13 or older to attend alone (ages 10-12 must attend with an adult that is also registered for the class). If you’re looking for climbing programs for younger kids, EMAIL US to discuss private and private group options!

Directions? Details? How do I sign up?
All Clinics are held at Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Los Gatos/Saratoga (Berkeley location is available for private booking only, all public clinics are at Castle Rock). Castle Rock is located at 15451 Skyline Blvd – approximately 2.25 miles south of the Highway 9 and Skyline Blvd intersection on Skyline Blvd. Google Map link:

Castle Rock: Frequently Asked Questions

Your clinic includes:
Four hours of instruction. All your gear is included – climbing harness, climbing shoes, and all the necessary gear to rig a top rope (carabiners, ropes, webbing, cord, belay devices, etc)

Your packing list:
Flexible and comfortable clothing appropriate for the outdoors, stable footwear for a small amount of hiking. Lunch/Snack, water, and daypack to carry your personal items to the climbing area. Exact packing list will be provided upon registration.

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