Rock Climbing II - Beyond the Basics!
*4 Hours of Climbing Instruction
*All Gear Included
*Supportive, Expert, Certified Guides
*Fully Insured and Permitted Climbing School – Don’t Settle For Less!
If you’ve taken our Climbing I class or are already familiar with basic climbing safety (figure eight knot, harness set up, and climbing on top rope), Climbing II is a great next step. This 4-hour clinic starts with a quick review of these skills. Then we’ll teach you how to belay in a traditional ground school. This is a great starting point to round out your knowledge of belaying techniques and skills, so that you may better understand the dynamics at work in a belay system.
*1-Day Clinic: $105
*w/ Express Pass: $95
This 4-hour clinic starts with a quick review of these skills. Then we’ll teach you how to belay in a traditional ground school. Perhaps you’ve belayed a bit in a climbing gym, but only with a grigri? This is a great starting point to round out your knowledge of belaying techniques and skills. Next, we’ll start you out on some easy climbing terrain so you can comfortably belay for the first time on real rock. While on these climbs, we’ll also introduce you to some fundamental climbing techniques.
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, 3-4 times per month. For a complete list of dates, click the REGISTER ONLINE link below.
Minimum Number Needed For Class: 2 People
Maximum Class Size: 10 People (Compare to other guides companies – 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!
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: https://advout.co/CastleRockMap
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. Your own climbing gear (rental gear will be provided free-of-charge if you do not have your own). Exact packing list will be provided upon registration.