Castle Rock - Intermediate Sport Climbing

Leading in a gym and ready to try outdoors? This Meetup is for you! - we gonna meet at the Castle Rock parking lot by the ranger station and head out to Platypus and Shady rock for some easy to moderate lead/sport climbs - that is, no top ropes this time! Here're sample of the routes:

- Plat-a-Pussy 10a *

- Moss Man 10a **

- Al Hussein 10d

- Rat-a-Puss 10a *

- Cotton Mouth 10a

- Tall Man Simplex 10c *

- Dog Breath 10a *

- Special Effects 10a

- Small Man Complex 10d *

(stars indicate route quality)

For more information check these links:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/platypus/106686046

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/shady-rock/105734078

Safety note: We will be doing lead climbing and belaying, you are expected to either bring your gym lead belay card or have someone attending event vouch for you. If you have not led outdoors - that's fine, but you must have prior (gym) experience. We will not be teaching how to lead belay at this event.


I will bring sport rack, rope, and stick clip.


What do you need?

- Climbing gear, helmet (please indicate if you can bring rope and quickdraws)

- Snacks & lots of water

- Sunscreen

- A desire for safe fun.

If you arrive late use this map to guide you to the crag: 

Easiest access is via the main Castle Rock State Park parking lot. Proceed down the Saratoga Gap trail for approximately 0.25 miles. On the right, you'll see a signed trail directing you to "Castle Rock 0.3 miles".  Continue uphill on this trail for approximately 0.25 miles. On the right, note a climber's trail with a log across it, and a sign discouraging you from using it (it says "trail" with an arrow pointing you away from it). Continue for 0.1 miles. You'll come to a small "meadow" with three possible trails. Continue roughly straight and uphill. 

Disclaimer: Climbing is serious & dangerous so if you choose to attend - climb at your own risk. GYCO or meetup.com (or myself) is not liable or responsible for any injuries you may incur.

 

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  • Brian

    Fun climbing today! Can you guys check if you have a blue quickdraw? Tryin to make sure I didn't leave it behind.

    October 6, 2013

    • Shin

      Brian, I have your QuickDraw. When are you climbing in pg sunnyvale again? I can bring the QuickDraw over.

      October 6, 2013

    • Brian

      Cool :). I'll be there Monday, Tuesday, and, Thursday all in the evening.

      October 6, 2013

  • Aleksei P.

    Great climbing! You, 5 internet people who didn't show up, please RSVP "No" next time, as you are taking someone's spot!

    October 6, 2013

    • Aleksei P.

      I understand that plans change, but it's still better to change RSVP to "No" even if it's night before. Thanks!

      October 6, 2013

  • Rushikesh N.

    Fun day climbing..Enjoyed the nice leads..

    October 6, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Late night :( I'll catch up to you a little later.

    October 6, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Ugh. Not makin it. Sorry.

      October 6, 2013

  • Aleksei P.

    We are at Platypus

    October 6, 2013

  • Aleksei P.

    We are heading out

    October 6, 2013

  • Afshin

    Running late. Will find you.

    October 6, 2013

  • Brian

    My street is closed for the rock n roll half marathon until 10. I will head straight to shady rock when I get there.

    October 6, 2013

  • Afshin

    Got off the wait list. Will bring draws and rope (if we need). Anyone have room or want to CP from SF?

    October 5, 2013

    • Aleksei P.

      Bring them just in case. Thanks!

      October 5, 2013

  • Gabriel H.

    dude sorry I didn't know early enough, have to rsvp to a no..

    October 4, 2013

  • Shin

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Sunnyvale?

    October 4, 2013

    • Rushikesh N.

      Hi, I can carpool from sunnyvale. Can meet at PG Sunnyvale. Rushikesh [masked]

      October 4, 2013

  • Sumant C.

    was so excited for this climbs but wont be able to make this time :(

    October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to join you on your next trip out there!

    October 4, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Yes, I'm free next Sunday! Led Plat-a-Pussy yesterday and can't wait to go back for the other routes!

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Aleksei P.

    So far it seems like we will have 3 set of ropes and draws (Sinan, Kevin and me), I'm upping limit to 10 people.

    September 21, 2013

    • Brian

      I'm bring a rope and draws also.

      September 21, 2013

    • Steve L.

      me too

      September 22, 2013

  • Brian

    Sweet!

    September 21, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Raising the bar! I like it! No top ropes :)

    September 21, 2013

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