Self Rescue Clinic
Learn essential skills to be a safer rock climber - Level 5
Being prepared for the unexpected is a critical part of being a safe rock climber. This intensive course will introduce such skills as alternative ascending, belaying and rappelling techniques, belay escapes, lowering and raising systems, rappel backups, and self-rescue strategies.
Locations and Time:
Castle Rock State Park, South Bay Area: 9am-3pm
Prerequistes:Beyond Basics Rock Climbing Class or equivalent
What to Bring
- Comfortable clothes for cold and hot weather
- Shoes or boots with good traction
- 2-3 quarts of water
- Retainer straps for glasses
- Personal climbing gear (optional and subject to instructor / guide approval)
- Medium size backpack to carry your items
- Consider bringing a tip for your instructor / guide for exceptional service
Outback Adventures Provides:
- All essential climbing gear
- Safety equipment
- Professional and friendly instructors / guides
Directions to Castle Rock State Park From San Jose
From San Jose, take Highway 85 North to the Saratoga Avenue exit. Turn left (Southwest) and follow the road through downtown Saratoga. Once in downtown Saratoga you will be on Highway 9. Continue on Highway 9 until you reach the stop sign at the summit. Turn left onto Skyline Boulevard. Follow the road for a few miles. The park will be located on your right. If you park in the main parking lot you will have to pay a $6 day use fee. Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes to get to Castle Rock after exiting Highway 85. Last food and gas is located in downtown Saratoga.
Meeting Place: Meet just outside the main parking lot at Castle Rock State Park.
Directions to Mount Tamalpais from San Francisco
From San Francisco, go North on 101. When you are just North of Sausalito, take the Highway 1 North exit towards Stinson Beach. Stay on Highway 1 through town and continue for a little over three miles. Turn right onto Panoramic Highway and continue up the road towards Mt. Tamapais. Follow the signs toward the East Summit and continue all the way to the end of the road where you will find a large parking lot. Please be prepared for the parking fee of $8. There is a rest room, refreshment stand, and drinking water. Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes to get to Mount Tamalpais after exiting Highway 101. Last food and gas is located in Tamalpais Valley Junction, just off Highway 101.
Meeting Place: Meet at the Mount Tamalpais East Peak parking area next to the restrooms.
This trip takes place in multiple locations. Be sure you look at the correct location map for your trip below.
Please choose a location and date to sign up for:
Self Rescue Clinic
Castle Rock State Park:
Please call for dates
Cragmont Rock Park:
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