- October 17–18
- November 14–15
Join us for an amazing weekend of rock climbing in the spectacular Pinnacles National Park. We've got options for all climbing levels. Choose between the following:
- Climbing 101
- Intro to Outdoor Climbing
- Beyond Basics
- Intro to Anchors
- Climbing in one of the most beautiful National Parks in California, just a quick drive for the SF Bay Area.
- Camping in style and comfort with a fully supported campsite with gourmet meals provided
- All gear available so you just bring your sense of adventure!
- Perfect for those who have been climbing in the gym and are ready to learn outdoor climbing or for those ready to take their climbing skills to the next level
Multiple difficulty levels for most all ability levels.
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.
Day 1 - Saturday
9:00am: Meet at Pinnacles Campground Store, East Entrance.
9:00am - 9:15am: Introductions and overview of day
9:15am - 9:30am: Drive to Bear Gulch Day Use Area
9:30am - 9:45am: Hike to climbing zone
9:45am - 3:30pm: Instruction and climbing
3:30pm - 4:00pm: End of day wrap up, hike out and drive to campground
4:00pm - 10:00pm: Set up camp, enjoy refreshments, swimming pool, showers(fee), dinner, campfire, hangout
Day 2 - Sunday
7:00am: Wake up call in camp
7:00am - 9:00am: Coffee, Breakfast, Discuss the day, Break down camp
9:00am - 9:15am: drive to Bear Gulch Day Use Area
9:15am - 9:30am: Hike to climbing zone
9:30am - 3:30pm: Instruction and climbing
3:30pm - 4:00pm: End of day wrap up and hike out
Climbing Skills Available
For new climbers: Learn to Belay, Tie-In and Basic Movement techniques
Learn to build Anchors for the most common types of top rope situations
Basic 2 bolt sport anchor systems
Natural anchor system
Get in depth knowledge of the gear and safe climbing practices
Learn how to rappel safely using an ATC
Put it all together in practice on the wall
Comfortable, wicking athletic clothing with pants or capris to cover knees. No Shorts
Any personal climbing gear you may have (e.g., shoes, harness, etc.)
2-3 liters of water
Jacket or fleece
Sturdy approach shoes/hiking boots that are broken in
Sunscreen, Sun hat, Sunglasses
2 person, 3-season tent (rentals available)
Sleeping bag rated 15 to 25 degrees (rentals available)
Sleeping pad (rentals available)
Seasonally: baselayers, fleece, down jacket, beanie, gloves
All climbing gear
Nutrition Bars to Keep you fueled
Medically trained, Certified Climbing Guides
End of day refreshments
Transportation to and from the park
Park entrance fee
Personal Camping Gear (Rentals Available)
Insurance of any kind
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