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Pinnacles Climbing Weekend
Beginner to Intermediate Levels

TRIP DATES

October 30–31 2021 November 13–14 2021 March 19–20 2022 April 2–3 2022 April 16–17 2022 April 30–May 1 2022

Trip Overview

Please note that the October 30-31st and November 13-14th trips are currently sold out and WAITLIST ONLY. All other trip dates have availability. We do get cancellations from time to time. To sign up for the WAITLIST, please click the BOOK NOW button and scroll through the calendar to the date(s) you prefer. Click on the date and time to register for the WAITLIST. Alternatively, you can email sboutdoors@sportsbasement.com with your request. Additionally, you may now register for our 2022 Season! 

Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is an unique and dramatic landscape shaped by faults and erosion over millennia. Join us for an amazing weekend of rock climbing with picturesque wildlife, bountiful wildflowers, and stunning views, all the while training and honing your skills on the wall!

    Highlights include:

      • Climbing in one of the most beautiful National Parks in California
      • Expert guides to coach you on proper technique
      • A fully supported campsite with gourmet meals
      • All climbing gear is provided - just bring your sense of adventure!
      • Perfect for those who have never climbed before, for those ready to take their indoor climbing skills to the next level, or for those who are newer to outdoor climbing and have never climbed at Pinnacles!

    Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian participating on the trip and are subject to manager approval. Please write to the email listed below prior to signing up.

    Please read our updated COVID-19 trip safety precautionsYou may find our cancellation policy at the bottom of this page.

    Have a question about this trip? Email us at sboutdoors@sportsbasement.com.

      Difficulty Rating: Moderate
      DIFFICULTY LEVEL

      Beginner to Intermediate Levels: Perfect for those who have never climbed before, for those ready to take their indoor climbing skills to the next level, or for those who are newer to outdoor climbing and have never climbed at Pinnacles! Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian participating on the trip and are subject to manager approval.

      Trip Itinerary

      Although we'll always do our best to adhere to this schedule, it is often dictated by factors outside of our control and is therefore subject to change. We will run this trip rain or shine as long as it is safe to do so.

      Day 1 - Saturday

      8 am: Meet at the Pinnacles Campground Store, East Entrance

      8 - 8:15 am: Drive to the Bear Gulch Day Use Area

      8:15 am - 8:30 am: Introductions and overview of the day

      8:30 am - 8:45 am: Hike to the climbing zone

      8:45 am - 3 pm: Instruction and climbing

      3 pm - 3:30 pm: End of the day wrap up, hike out, and drive to campground

      3:30 pm - 4 pm: Set up camp

      4 - 10 pm: Enjoy refreshments, a swimming pool, showers (coin operated), dinner, campfire, and hanging out

      Day 2 - Sunday

      6:30 am: Coffee and tea ready

      6:30 am - 8 am: Breakfast, overview of the day, break down camp

      8 am - 8:15 am: Drive to the Bear Gulch Day Use Area

      8:15 am - 8:30 am: Hike to the climbing zone

      8:30 am - 3 pm: Instruction and climbing

      3 pm - 3:30 pm: End of day the wrap up and hike out

      Climbing Skills Available

      For New Climbers: Learn to belay, tie-in, and basic movement techniques

      For Gym Climbers: Refine your technique with movement drills and exercises

      Gain in-depth knowledge of gear and safe climbing practices

      Learn to belay with a GriGri

      Learn how to rappel safely using an ATC

      Put it all together in practice on the wall

      Packing List

      Required:

      Face Mask and Hand Sanitizer

      Athletic Pants or Capris that cover knees and allow for a wide range of motion (no shorts)

      Warm Layers such as a Down Jacket or Fleece

      Personal Climbing Gear that you may already own such as Climbing Shoes, Harness, etc (provided if you do not have)

      Sturdy Approach Shoes or Hiking Boots that are broken in

      Day Pack

      3L worth of Water Bottles

      SunscreenSun HatSunglasses

      Change of clothes to wear at camp, camp shoes, sleeping clothes

      Personal Toiletries

      2 Person, 3-Season Tent (rentals available)

      Sleeping Bag Rated 15 to 25 Degrees (rentals available)

      Inflatable Sleeping Pad (rentals available)

      Headlamp (rentals available)

      Mess Kit (bowl, cup, and spork)

      Optional (but recommended):

      Camera/Phone (limited cell service at times)

      Phone Charger/Battery Pack

      Insect Repellant

      Ear Plugs

      Camp Pillow

      Camp Chair

      Swimsuit

      Towel

      Quarters for the Shower

      Book or Kindle

      Guide Gratuities (optional)

      Do NOT bring:

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