Top Rope/Bouldering/Spor­t at Castle Rock - (Indian Rock) - All Levels Welcome

Hey guys. Let's have a nice Saturday of climbing at Castle Rock State Park - Indian Rock.

All skill levels are welcome. Just bring a good attitude! We will be setting up top ropes mainly. If anyone wants to sport climb, make sure you have experience. Plenty of bouldering in the area as well. There is a wide range of climb difficulties to accommodate all skill levels.

All climbers please come with basic belay experience for TR. I'm fine teaching somewhat to get things moving, but let's all be comfortable with the basics.

What to bring:
-Shoes/Harness/ATC
-Snacks/Lots of water
-Helmet
-Positive attitudes! Let's have some safe/responsible climbing.
-rope/anchor gear if you have it

-***I'll be bringing 1 rope, anchor gear, and a crashpad. Looking for 3 or more additional ropes depending on total group size. The more ropes we get, the larger group we can support. Maybe 1 more crash pad and extra anchor gear.

Enter the 15000 Skyline address listed and it will take you right to the parking lot. No fee for parking roadside. Indian rock is literally 50 yards from the parking lot. We'll meet in the parking lot by the Ranger's Station at 7:45AM and head out at 8AM. Plan accordingly to get there by 8 and call me if can't make it on time. If you get there late, ask the Ranger on duty and he will point you to Indian Rock.

Here are links to some of the climbs:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/San_Francisco_Bay/Castle_Rock_State_Park/Indian_Rock/
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/San_Francisco_Bay/Castle_Rock_State_Park/Indian_Rock_Bouldering_Circut/

Questions/Comments/Concerns about anything - Call me on my cell:[masked]

Please only RSVP if you're sure that you can make it. If you RSVP and back out last minute, it's not fair to other BARC members who could've filled that spot. Please plan accordingly.

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  • Mark S.

    Great fun! Actually found a new hidden climb.

    November 18, 2013

    • Thomas L.

      which was awesome! Thanks Mark!

      November 19, 2013

  • Maria

    I'm starting to get a migraine and I don't know how I will feel tomorrow morning so I'm going to give up my spot. Sorry for the late notice!

    November 15, 2013

    • Baolin

      looks like ur magraine didn't slow you down on the ropes.

      November 16, 2013

  • Sinan

    It was a great group! Everyone is so friendly. The climbing was great!

    November 16, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Ok guys. And if anyone gets here a lil late, quick directions: go across the street from rangers station - to the other parking lot. Start walking down that trail slightly uphill and to the left. Crag is less than 100 yrds away.

    November 16, 2013

  • Sinan

    Running late by atleast 30 mins.

    November 16, 2013

  • Camille E.

    Minor caveat I just realized.. I do not have a helmet. Does anybody happen to have an extra I can borrow? Promise I don't have lice :)

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And ill bring a rope and some stuff to for an anchor.

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Camille, text me. [masked]

    November 15, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Baolin, Camille is looking for a ride from SF. Will you be willing to give her that ride? I'm sure she'd appreciate it!

    November 15, 2013

    • Thomas L.

      Alright, Dan, you have a spot. Please coordinate a carpool with Camille. Thanks for offering!

      November 15, 2013

    • Camille E.

      Hi Dan, that'd be great! What time are you planning on leaving in the afternoon?

      November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This saddens me but I have to admit scheduling defeat and i won't be able to make it after all. Thanks everyone for making another Meetup happen and I'm sorry I won't get a chance to meet everyone. Maybe next time!

    November 15, 2013

  • Kevin

    I'm a maybe right now, but if I can come, I'll bring 2 ropes and gear. Hope that's ok that I'm a maybe!

    November 13, 2013

    • Thomas L.

      Wouldn't hurt.

      November 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      shoot - can't get off work. sorry to bail!

      November 15, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Alright guys. Climb is tomorrow. See you all there at 7:45 AM. Anyone who is RSVP'd and not able to make it, please change your RSVP so we can get others in on this climb. Thanks!

    November 15, 2013

  • Camille E.

    Hey everyone! Can I hitch a ride with someone in SF? I live in the Richmond and can meet you wherever is convenient. I'll of course split gas and buy you coffee. Thanks!

    November 14, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Hey Guys! Thanks for joining the climb. I'd like to square away two things: Ropes & Carpools.

    Ropes: People who said they owned a rope, please confirm that you will bring it for this trip. Bring anchor if you have it as well, and we can keep people's gear organized.

    Adam, Sinan, Baolin, & Maria. - Please confirm that you will all bring your ropes Saturday. 5 ropes will make for a great day!!
    _____________________________________________________

    November 13, 2013

    • Thomas L.

      Thanks everyone so far. And sinan that's no problem.

      November 13, 2013

    • Adam

      Yep, I'll bring a 60m dynamic rope and enough gear for a bolted top-rope anchor.

      November 14, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Carpools: Let's set up some carpools and be eco-friendly here people! Firstly, please chime in if, for any reason, you need/want to drive alone. I see 3 areas people live: SF, South Bay, & East Bay.

    San Francisco: We have Maria, Shira, Russ, Baolin, and Camille coming from the city. Please coordinate with each other and find who is willing to drive and who is riding with who.

    East Bay: Rajesh & Hannah - You are the two from East Bay. Please talk with each other to figure out a carpool.

    South Bay: Ken, Sinan, Adam - You guys are all close, Redwood City, Palo Alto, & Sunnyvale. Please coordinate a carpool with each other.

    Brie - You and I can meet up in downtown San Jose for a carpool as well.

    Questions/Comments/Concerns??? Let me know! Let's get to it!

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Brie

      I will be driving alone. I need to leave at 1pm to make an appointment at 2pm in Santa Cruz.

      November 14, 2013

    • Thomas L.

      Looks like Maria and Sinan will be staying half days, maybe you two could carpool.

      November 14, 2013

  • Ken H.

    I have a crash pad I can bring along with me

    November 13, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Have fun Thomas. ;)

    November 13, 2013

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