Bay Area Outdoor Rock Climbing Clinic

Four Hour Intro Rock Climbing Lesson at Castle Rock State Park

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About This Experience

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Discover the excitement of Rock Climbing in the popular canyons of the Bay Area’s Castle Rock State Park, famous for its lush and mossy forest and unusual rock formations. During this four-hour Climbing Clinic you will learn how to Rock Climb from certified Climbing Experts in one of the most majestic areas of California!

Designed for the beginner rock climber, this outdoor adventure beings when you meet with your friendly Instructor and are provided with all of the gear you’ll need as well as a safety lesson to get you acquainted with the equipment. Once you ready, your expert climbing instructor will teach you basic climbing safety, how to tie the appropriate knots needed, climbing commands, top roping techniques, rope management and an overview of the climbing rating system. Plus, you will also learn to climb!

This Bay Area Climbing experience is a great opportunity to test your strength, endurance and agility in a safe, supportive and fun environment. So whether you are looking for fun things to do in San Francisco or for an exciting experience gift, this Rock Climbing Lesson is the ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • San Lorenzo Valley, California

Who Is Included hide

The Bay Area Outdoor Rock Climbing Clinic Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant. There will be approximately nine additional participants in the clinic.

You may invite guests to watch the clinic at the park.

When It Is Offered hide

The Bay Area Outdoor Rock Climbing Lessons are offered three to five weekends per month, subject to availability. Clinics are typically offered from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Bay Area Outdoor Rock Climbing Lessons have a clinic length of 4 hours and a total duration of approximately 4½ hours.

Weather hide

The San Francisco Rock Climbing Clinic may be cancelled by the Instructor due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. If the Climbing Lesson is cancelled by the Instructor, it may be rescheduled for a mutually convenient alternative date.

What To Wear hide

Please wear flexible and comfortable clothing appropriate for the outdoors.

Additional Information hide

No climbing experience is necessary. All gear: climbing harness, climbing shoes, carabiners, ropes, webbing, cord, belay devices, etc is provided for the lesson.

All Instructors are experienced climbers. Instructors are with the students at all times.

Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Bay Area Outdoor Rock Climbing Clinic Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Adventure Out is one of the leading outdoor specialists in California, specializing in all things outdoors! They offer expert tuition from professional guides and instructors in all sorts of activities, including everything from surfing to survival expeditions. We recently had a chat with them to find out more about them and their exciting company!

Hey there! Please could you tell us a bit about the history of the company and how the experiences began?

Adventure Out started with a simple mission statement: to help people fall back in love with nature. We believe some of the most important environmental work that can be done is to get people outside, active, and interacting with our natural environment – we accomplish this with adventure. All our classes are instructional and teach activities, skills, and environmental ethics. I founded the company over 10 years ago, to offer these experiences to California with the utmost professionalism and service. We now work with over 5000 people every year.

Surfing and Archery

You’re spreading an important message for nature then. What would you say is the best thing about the experiences you offer?

We are a professional guide service. We are not the surf school that hires local high-school surfers, or climbing school that has new inexperienced guides teaching classes. All our guides and instructors are college educated, licensed and certified in their guiding field, and trained to provide the best experience possible.

You really are experts in all things outdoors! What do you think makes your excursions different to others?

All our instructors have 10 years’ experience or more.  Experience, experience, experience.  We are the top outdoor adventure guide service in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mountain BikingWould you say your experiences are suitable for everyone?

Yes, we have programs for all ages, all walks of life. All our programs are customized to suit individuals needs and we can tailor them to adults, kids, or families.

What’s your personal favorite thing about the experiences?

I absolutely love to see people’s firsts. Someone’s first wave as a surfer, first climb as a climber, first fire-by-friction in our survival class. I see smiles, wide-eyes, and people learning new things in the outdoors every day. It is unparalleled.

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