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Rock Climbing Anchoring Clinic

Anchoring Clinic

Learn critical rock climbing skills to start climbing on your own - Level 3

Learn the art of both constructing and analyzing top-rope and belay climbing anchors. Techniques for anchoring off of bolts, trees, and boulders are covered, as well as using cams, nuts and other removable hardware. This course is essential for people who have experience at indoor rock climbing gyms, and are thinking about climbing outdoors.



Locations and Time:

All locations 9am-3pm


Introduction to 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
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • 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:

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.

Directions to Cragmont Rock Park in Berkeley

960 Regal Rd, at Easter Way, Berkeley CA

From San Francisco: Take the Bay Bridge and follow the signs for the 80/580 interchange toward San Rafael then follow the directions below.
From San Jose: Take 880 North. Once you pass the Bay Bridge follow the signs for the 80/580 interchange toward San Rafael, then follow the directions below.
From Marin: Take the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge toward Richmond then follow the directions below.

Directions: From 80/580 in Berkeley, exit Buchanan Street and head East toward the hills. Buchanan Street will change its name to Marin Avenue. Once you pass up The Alameda there will be a center median that forces you to veer slightly right then left. Continue straight on Marin Avenue and pass through the roundabout. Drive about a half mile and make a right onto Regal Road. On the second bend in the road look for the Cragmont Rock Park on your right. Park alongside the road near the portable restroom.

Meeting Place: From the street, walk up the trail to your right and into a clearing. Meet your guide(s) at the picnic tables.


This trip takes place in multiple locations. Be sure you look at the correct location map for your trip below.



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