Rock Climbing III - Techniques and Intermediate Routes

Course Info

Do you have climbing experience? Have you taken our Climbing I and Climbing II courses? Do you want to continue your climbing adventure outside? Then this is the next course for you! Experience a variety of routes and difficulties, with instructions on technique and take your abilities to the next level. In this 4-hour clinic, we’ll visit some moderate climbing areas at Castle Rock State Park and help you develop the footwork and finesse needed to become a better climber.

Without ropes, we’ll tackle some of the smaller rocks of the park. Climbing on these short (less than 15 feet) rocks with pads to cushion our falls enables our instructors to coach you on specific individual movements. This will also give you the opportunity to repetitively practice these techniques, allowing them to become more a part of your natural individual style.

This class is ideal for climbers with anywhere from 1-6 months experience of regular gym climbing or outdoor climbing and would like to have more adventures on real rock. If you’re climbing 5.9 to easy 5.10, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you individualized instruction and technique pointers to help you take your climbing to the next level.

Dates Offered:
Clinics offered year-round, 1-2 times per month. For a complete list of dates, visit our:Activity Calendar.

Minimum Number Needed For Class: 2 People
Maximum Class Size: 6 People (Compare to other guides companies – MINIMUM of 8-10 needed for similar class!)

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. Exact packing list will be provided upon registration.

Directions? Details? How do I sign up?
Clinics are held at Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos, CA as well as Berkeley, CA. Castle Rock is located at 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA – approximately 1.5 miles south of the Highway 9 and Skyline Blvd intersection on Skyline Blvd. Enter your party size below and click “Show Availability” to select class dates. Directions, exact maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided during the registration process.

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