Beyond Basics climbing days are designed for anyone who has climbed in the past and can confidently tie in and belay. It doesn't matter if you climb 5.6 or 5.11, we'll get you set up on climbs that challenge you and help you develop your skills. The focus of the day is to give you as much climbing as possible.
Indoor climbers, this is a great opportunity to take your gym skills and apply them to real rock! Castle Rock offers remote and beautiful climbing in the 5.6-5.11 level. The park has many climbing areas including the famed Goat Rock, Castle Rock, Cal Cliffs, the Underworld, and the Waterfalls. Our guides will determine where you climb based on the the overall experience of the group.
After climbing you can grab some food with your fellow climbers in Saratoga. It's a perfect way to finish the day, trade stories from your climbs, and develop new friendships.
Why climb with the Outdoor Adventure Club?
In a word, or four, we are professional guides. Whether you are with Duane, Richard, Heather or Michael, you are spending the day with a guide trained by the American Mountain Guides Association, and certified as Wilderness First Responders. Unlike some "adventure" groups, we don't contract out our climbing. We are your guides. Our focus is not only on taking you out and letting you climb, but setting up the safest climbing situations, and teaching you in a very patient, supportive and friendly manner. Besides safety, OAC guides are knowledgeable of the climbing scene, and eager to help you develop your climbing skills.
Want information on all of our rock climbing trips? Check out our full Rock Climbing Program.
More trips dates to be added based on status of park closure.
Where is this trip?
Here's a Google Map to the general area
View Specific driving directions for the trip will come with your confirmed reservation.
- A day of professionally guided rock climbing
- Professional guides trained by the American Mountain Guides Association
- All gear including shoes, harness, belay devices, helmets
- A carpool list so you can arrange rides to the trip
You'll need to bring:
A recommended gear list will come with your confirmed reservation, but you should generally be prepared with the following:
- Clothes appropriate for the weather (it can be scorching hot and cold at Castle Rock, in the same day)
- Appropriate footwear to hike for a few miles throughout the day
- You are welcome to bring your own climbing shoes, harness, belay device and helmet if you wish
- At least 2 liters of water
Utlimate Members: Free
Standard Members: $90
Support California State Parks! 10% of your trip fees for this day go directly to California State Parks! You can enjoy your day even more knowing you are supporting the State Parks!