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 and bouldering 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.
This course is designed for those kids who desire to experience the thrill of rock climbing. Each half-day class will be held at beautiful Castle Rock State Park. No previous experience is necessary.Our expert climbing instructors will teach your child basic rock climbing safety, top rope climbing knots, climbing commands, basic top roping techniques, rope management and an overview of the climbing rating system, and of course get them on a lot of climbs.
This 2-day/2-night weekend excursion has something for everyone! If you have ever wanted to learn how to rock climb this weekend is for you! If you already know how to rock climb and want to climb outdoors join us for two mornings of climbing, we will set up the routes! Get out and have some fun while making new friends!
For the beginners, we'll help you get acquainted with the gear, offer instruction on technique, teach basic rock climbing safety, climbing knots, climbing commands, basic top roping techniques, rope management, an overview of the climbing rating system and get you on lots of climbs to build your confidence. This is a great opportunity to get exposure to climbing in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.
For the intermediate and advanced climbers, take advantage of our guides' expert knowledge of this famous climbing destination. Whether you are climbing 5.7 or 5.11, we'll get you on a climb that will push your limits and expand your knowledge and technique.
So you know how to belay, have been climbing a bit, and would like to learn how to set up your own top ropes so you can start venturing out on your own. This is the class for you! Our goal is to educate you about basic anchor construction for top rope climbing. We emphasize safety and hands on skill practice, getting you one step closer to setting up top ropes safely.
In this 4-hour clinic we will teach and practice the knots and anchor set-ups common for top roping at bay area climbing destinations. You will learn how to set up anchors off of bolts as well as natural features such as trees and boulders. This class often includes some climbing, but the main purpose is to give you the skills and resources to be able to climb on your own.
In order to take this class we strongly encourage you to have climbing experience (either in a gym or outside) and knowledge of basic safety skills (belaying and climber tie-in knots). Your own gear is not required, but bring it if you have it!
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 level 1 class, getting you up your first few 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 a short introduction to climbing gear and safety that includes teaching basic commands and climber tie-in knots. Then we'll spend the remainder of our time climbing!
This 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 Introduction to 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 on the same day. 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.
The second part of our introduction to climbing series is for many people. If you've taken our first class or are already familiar with basic climbing safety (figure eight knot, harness set up, and climbing on top rope), this 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. 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, so that you may better understand the dynamics at work in a belay system.
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. As time allows, we'll progress to some slightly harder terrain where we'll give you some exposure to intermediate climbing techniques while you continue to practice strong safety skills.
Copyright © 2005-2013
Adventure Office. All Rights Reserved.