Outdoor Rock Climbing - Bay Area

Los Gatos, United States

Experience hosted by Cliff

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

If you are brand new to climbing and/or have started in the gym with indoor climbing, this class is for you! Discover what outdoor rock climbing is all about in this 4-hour clinic designed for the beginning rock climber. No climbing experience is necessary. We will get you up on your first climbs. 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 an introduction to climbing gear, climbing commands, and climber tie-in knots. Then we’ll spend the remainder of our time climbing with your instructor belying you and coaching you through each climb on technique and route selection.

This class 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 positive learning experience for the beginning rock climber. You get to explore what it’s all about!
Other things to note
Please arrive 20 minutes early to park. This is a group class, we cannot hold up other participants for late parties. Arriving late is the same as a no-show and will forfeit your registration.
If you are brand new to climbing and/or have started in the gym with indoor climbing, this class is for you! Discover what outdoor rock climbing is all about in this 4-hour clinic designed for the beginning rock climber. No climbing experience is necessary. We will get you up on your first climbs. 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 cl…

What's included

  • Equipment
    All climbing gear

Meet your host, Cliff

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 8 Reviews
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We have been teaching rock climbing here in the Bay Area since 2004. As both State Park and National Park licensed rock climbing guides, we have a perfect safety record and experienced, certified guides to get you outside and climbing in the Santa Cruz Mountains! Founded by Cliff Hodges, Adventure Out operates beginner through intermediate climbing classes and private instruction. All guides are AMGA (American Mtn Guides Association) trained to the SPI (Single Pitch Instructor) level or higher.
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From $105
/ person

Where you'll be

Castle Rock is THE outdoor climbing spot for the Bay Area. Other than driving several hours up to the Sierras or down to the Pinnacles, there is no other good climbing area in the Bay Area or Santa Cruz region. We have been state park licensed guides here for over 15 years. The climbing is fun and the views are amazing - all the way to the Pacific Ocean on a clear day! You'll be climbing and ancient sandstone cliffs amongst redwoods trees!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Jennifer
May 2021
This was a truly magical experience. I looked at the rock wall and couldn’t imagine how I would be able to climb it but, I all of the support and instructions provided, I did it! It was amazing!
Eva
April 2021
This was a great experience. Group size of 4 was not too bad - each of us got to go up at least twice. My nephew (14 year old) loved it.
Carlos
August 2019
CJ was awesome. Very knowledgeable and personable. Really took time to explain technique and encourage us during climbs. Really great 1st climb experience for me and my wife.
Shelby
February 2019
It was our first time climbing, and we really enjoyed it. If you are looking to try out climbing, definitely book this experience!
Io
October 2018
We had a wonderful day in the mountains an CJ was very friendly and a really good teacher. The trip was hard but it was fun! We learned a lot.
Ramzi
July 2021
Mimi was great. We had a blast and felt safe the whole time. Learned a lot too 😊

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    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

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Water/Snacks

    Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses