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Castle Rock State Park! - Indian Rock & Castle Rock Falls!

Let’s get our climb on at Castle Rock State Park! - Indian Rock (this is great place if you are beginner or have little or limited experience outdoors

Castle Rock is a great local spot and Like the rest of Castle Rock, this rock consists of sandstone, with routes ranging from 20 feet to ~60 feet in length. Climbing is primarily sport, though a mixed route and a few trad routes also exist. Toprope potential exists on all climbs, though setting up a top rope on the northern climbs deserves some caution due to the exposure on the top of Indian Rock.

You'll usually find this area in the shade, as it is surrounded by trees on all sides. The tops of many routes and the rock itself are usually in the sun.

Check out some more detailed info and specific routes here:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/indian-rock/105734072

Things you will need:

*Climbing gear (ropes, anchor gear, biners, webbing, shoes, harness, etc)

*Climbing Helmet or borrow one

*Snacks & lots of water

*technu or any poison oak preventative

*Sunscreen, shades, hat

*Bug Spray

*A commitment to safety and fun attitude

 

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. I have the time set for 9:30 AM but we may arrive a tad earlier. These places are usually pretty popular on Saturdays, especially by guide companies and classes.

 

Questions? Comments? carpools encouraged.

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As a reminder, please read again the GYCO helmet policy and liability waiver:

We strongly recommend you wear a helmet while climbing on a GYCO meetup. If you arrive at a GYCO outdoor climbing trip without a climbing helmet or are unable to borrow one from a peer, you may be asked to clear the climbing area or leave the meetup by your organizer should any safety issues occur. This policy is put in place to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others from falling rocks and climbing gear so please respect your organizer, meetup participants and GYCO's safety policy.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Simon for a great day. Look forward to climbing with you again. Linda and Chris

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • manoj

    Thanks Simon for leading this. Had a wonderful time with some great people!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't figure out a ride down. Sorry to bail so late.

    August 10, 2013

  • Ali

    Can i get a ride with somebody? I live by lundy and brokaw rd, but i can meet anywhere and chip in for gas.
    Ali,[masked]

    August 9, 2013

  • Simon J.

    Hey everybody.

    Ill be running this for Michael. Lets get out there on the 10th. We will meet at 9.30 by the Entrance to Indian rock area. This is the parking lot about 100m south of the main Castle Rock lot. We can kick things off at Indian rock in the morning where there is a good mix of grades to keep everyone entertained. Maybe in the afternoon depending on the experience in the group we can go and check out some other crags in the area.

    I hope to see you all there but please check your RSVPs and update if you are no longer able to attend on the 10th.

    Any questions please get in touch with me.

    Simon

    August 6, 2013

    • Nate

      If anyone still needs a ride from the Penninsula area, I'll be heading up from Foster city, and have an empty car so far.

      August 9, 2013

    • Ali

      Hi, are you guys still offering a ride to castle rock?? I live in san jose by Lundy and Brokaw rd, but i can meet anywhere and chip in for gas.
      Ali[masked]

      August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone,
    If anyone is driving from SF and can give me a ride please let me know. I will throw in gas $ of course.

    August 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, I just looked at the caltrain schedule. The earliest I would be able to get to Sunnyvale would be 9:35. Lets see if someone from the East Bay can give me a ride. Thanks.

      August 9, 2013

    • Mike D.

      Hey Ani, David Fishler is from eastbay and Mariah is from SF. Maybe she has a car and you can carpool?

      August 9, 2013

  • Simon J.

    Hi Everyone,

    Looks like we should have at least 5 ropes so we should be able to set up plenty of routes and get some lead climbing done too. We could always do with a few more in case we split up in the afternoon so bring any spare ropes that you have.

    If anyone has any questions get in touch with me on[masked] 7936.

    See you all in the morning

    Simon

    August 9, 2013

  • Arturo

    first time with GYCO! given that there will likely be multiple climbing groups, how can I easily find this one?

    August 2, 2013

    • Simon J.

      Hey Arturo, hope you can make the new date. You will be able to spot us. usually not too many groups hanging about in the lot, just ask for GYCO. I think I recognize you from PG Sunnyvale?

      August 6, 2013

    • Arturo

      hi Simon. I do climb at PG Sunnyvale. unfortunately, though, I cannot make the new date, as I'm already booked for that today :\

      August 8, 2013

  • Holly W.

    Sorry, but have an opportunity to go to Tuolumne this weekend. Have fun!

    August 5, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Hey guys, I have asked Simon Johnson to lead this. He knows Indian Rock and help get you guys started. :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Brian

    Giving up my spot, can't make the changed date. Have fun guys!

    August 4, 2013

  • Jen

    I can't make the new date -- hope to make the next one!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Date changed. Ill be in michigan

    August 3, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Hey Guys, I went home sick from work (been ill for almost 2 weeks now). thought I would be well enough to lead this and as much as i want to get out and climb I am not able to lead this so unless someone feels confident in leading this I suggest we push it back to the following weekend. sorry. If you have any suggestions lets hear it. thanks

    August 2, 2013

    • Elaine D.

      Sorry to hear your not feeling well. I'm open to pushing the triP for another weekend.

      August 2, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Michael, sorry to hear. Is the new date final? I will coming home from camping that day and won't be able to make it.

      August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I get a ride with someone from SF ? Also does anyone have an extra helmet ?

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can wrangle a ride. I'll un-RSVP by Friday afternoon if I can't figure that out. Thanks!

    August 1, 2013

    • Mike D.

      Alia, It appears Mariah comes from Oakland. couldnt that be the ride your looking for?

      August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, thanks for that! I got pessimistic and made other plans for the weekend, but it's good to know that carpooling actually happens -- I always assumed these trips were kinda fend-for-yourself. Hopefully I'll make it to the next one. Much appreciated.

      August 2, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Hi all, it appears we have 5 ropes (myself, Neal, Carla, J and Brian). Could use one more maybe? I am driving from SF so I can take 3 more peeps. Jen, wanna go with me? Also, bring bug spray. the last 2 times I was at Indian rock them critters wouldnt leave my ears alone. Also, if your signed up today please dont cancel last minute as it wouldnt be a nice thing since the meetup is tomorrow. Thanks :)

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im bringing a friend who has a rope

      August 2, 2013

    • Jen

      Yes! Michael, I would love to catch a ride with you! Please just let me know when and where to meet you. jblonn at gmail.com or[masked]

      August 2, 2013

  • Jen

    Hello! I'm hoping to catch a ride from San Francisco. Anyone have room? I would, of course, throw in gas $, and I can meet anywhere on a muni line. Thanks!

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Rafting this weekend

    August 2, 2013

  • Adam

    Is anyone coming up from Santa Cruz?

    August 1, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Bummer I have to work Saturday. Adam, I just started at Pacific Edge and am looking for lead climb partners. U interested?

      August 2, 2013

  • Elaine D.

    Definite maybe!

    August 1, 2013

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