Experience hosted by Rick

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your Personal Castle Rock Climbing School Guide will meet you at a designated meeting location. They will outfit you with the appropriate harness, helmet and rock climbing shoes. Your guide will teach you how to tie-in as a climber, how to manage the climbing rope for the climber as a belayer, teach you all the safety checks then complete the instruction with proper technique and language used for outdoor climbing.
There's no better way to experience the scenic views of the City, Forest and even the Ocean than being high up on the rocks. We provide customized rock climbing trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains from first time beginners to experienced climbers and anyone in between.
When you book a rock climbing adventure with us, you will experience the world-class climbing in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Prepare yourself for fantastic climbing, great company and an awesome adventure!
Other things to note
You will need your own vehicle to meet up with us at this location. Uber or Lyft is not available in this area.
Your Personal Castle Rock Climbing School Guide will meet you at a designated meeting location. They will outfit you with the appropriate harness, helmet and rock climbing shoes. Your guide will teach you how to tie-in as a climber, how to manage the climbing rope for the climber as a belayer, teach you all the safety checks then complete the instruction with proper technique and language used for outdoor climbing.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Harnesses, Helmets and Rock Climbing Shoes

Meet your Host, Rick

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
Rick Picar is the owner and Chief Climbing Guide for Castle Rock Climbing School. Castle Rock Climbing School have been operating in the Santa Cruz Mountains for over 20 years. Rick is a certified professional climbing guide and a guide trainer/assessor. He has been climbing in the U.S. and other International Climbing Destinations for over 20 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and his experience as a therapist is a great asset in working with people of varying ages and backgrounds.

Creating a safe, fun and memorable experience is the goal for everyone on all of our trips.
Rick Picar is the owner and Chief Climbing Guide for Castle Rock Climbing School. Castle Rock Climbing School have been operating in the Santa Cruz Mountains for over 20 years. Rick is a certified professional climbing guide and a guide trainer/assessor. He has been climbing in the U.S. and other International Climbing Destinations for over 20 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and his experience as a therapist is a great asset in working with people of varying ages and backgrounds…
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From $185/ person

$185 per person
$185 per person
$185 per person

Where you'll be

You will be climbing in the majestic Redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Where the forest meets the ocean. Just 30 minutes from the City of San Jose. Castle Rock State Park and surrounding areas offer phenomenal views and climbing adventures.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Sat, Dec 4
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $185 per person
  • Sat, Dec 11
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $185 per person
  • Sat, Dec 18
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $185 per person
  • Sat, Dec 25
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $185 per person

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, experts in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Small back

Snacks and Water