Hey guys. Let's Get our Climb on Locally at Castle Rock State Park.
I suggest that we start at Castle Rock Falls (aka Waterfall Cliff) area http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/San_Francisco_Bay/Castle_Rock_State_Park/Castle_Rock_Falls/ and perhaps move to another area later. Castle Rock can get crowded on the weekends by climbing classes and therefore an early start is a must.
Things you would need:
* Climbing gear shoes and harness. Rope and webbing for top rope anchor (if you have it). We plan to be mainly top roping routes in the 5.6 – 5.11 range.
* Trad gear if you want to lead (optional)
* Snack and water
* Bug Spray (optional)
* Sunscreen (optional)
* Guide Book (optional)
* Building anchors class helpful and a lead class or leading experience helpful
* A commitment to safety.
We will meet at the Ranger Station in the parking lot off Skyline Boulevard. Parking is $5 in the parking lot or free on the side of road on Skyline. Driving directions:
We should meet between 7:30 and 7:45am and head down to the cliff to get the routes before they are taken by climbing classes. If you arrive late and miss us at the parking lot, you can find us at the Waterfall Cliff by following this map:
The approach trail is marked in blue. There are two ways to get to the cliff: A. (recommended) by crossing a falled tree just before the bridge and following the climbers trail, or B. by heading down trail to the observation platform and crossing the creek just back just before the platform.
As a reminder, please read again the GYCO liability waiver:
Climbing is a fun but dangerous sport. As a consenting adult and member of GYCO you are solely responsible for your own safety. By joining this Meetup and RSVP'ing for meetups, you acknowledge and voluntarily agree that rock climbing entails significant risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, possible death, or damage to self, property, or even third parties; By joining GYCO this confirms you accept and assume all responsibility and risks that could occur in this activity, whether caused or allegedly caused by negligence or natural occurrences within GYCO and that you voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless GYCO and/or any of its Organizers from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected to your participation in this Meetup. In order to participate in this meetup you must abide by these terms.