What we're about

Get Your Climb On (GYCO) was first created by Michael Dorame in November 2011 as he felt climbing meeups were too exclusive or cliquey & was missing a community feel that connected all climbers so Get Your Climb On was born as an inclusive, diverse, collaborative, adventurous, supportive & memorable climbing group for people from all walks of life including women, men, persons with disabilities, GLBT, mature and families of all ages (a child under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

GYCO will focus on the following climbing genres: Top roping, sport climbing, trad climbing, bouldering and occasional free solo climbing under 30 feet. Additional: Canyoneering, ice & mountaineering.

If you are looking to get outdoors and climb with safe & fun climbers, you are aware that climbing can be a dangerous sport (and you signing up for this meetup releases GYCO and it's leaders from any liability should you incur an injury during any meetup), you have a desire to meet new lifelong friends (and an an occasional love connection) and want your lives to be changed in a meaningful way then join the GYCO community :)

We are not professional guides thus each member and participants to our events are responsible for their personal safety and well-being. However, it is our objective to provide a safe environment for our members by following proper safe climbing/belaying procedures, insight to appropriate use of climbing gears from anchors to pros. Rock climbing is a dangerous sport nonetheless and accidents do occur. Personal responsibility is essential. By participating in our events, YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD ORGANIZERS AND MEMBERS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY


As stated in our introduction, all members and participants to our events are responsible for their own personal safety. We are not a professional guide. Members are responsible for inspecting gear and dangers present in both indoor and outdoor climbing areas.

For more on climbing safety access this link here: http://www.safeclimbing.org (http://www.safeclimbing.org/) ( http://www.safeclimbing.org/ )


RSVP for events that you have full intentions on attending. We understand that things happen in life, and some days you would have to bail. Please be mindful of others and communicate to the event organizer that you wont be able to make it based on any urgent or emergency you have (a repeat offender of flaking out will less likely be able to join future events however). Our policy is such that if you are a no show 3 times we will issue you a written warning and/or ask you to leave GYCO. If you cancel last minute (within 2 weeks foe camping events and within 1 week of day event) 3 times we will issue you a warning. On the 4th occurrence we have the right to ask you to leave. No shows or last minute cancellations impact carpools, sharing climbing gear, camp or airbnb fees, and sometimes adequate lead climb partner coverage.

Community Standards (All members are expected to observe the following Community Standards)

1. Do not litter or vandalize the parks and crags and all other outdoor and indoor recreational areas we visit and use. "Leave No Trace Behind"

2. Do not steal or intentionally damage other people's belongings.

3. DO NOT HARASS OR ABUSE ANY PERSON AT ANYTIME (which includes discrimination based the following protected classes: GLBTQQI, persons of colors, persons with physical or mental disabilities, persons who are of a mature age, gender, climbing level, Covid-19 status, religion or political affiliation.


If at any point a member felt they are being treated unethically, please contact me or Denise Danielson( Co-Organizer) and we will happily address the situation accordingly.

Training and Education:

GYCO has partnered with SAANO Adventures and Outdoor Adventures Club who can readily provide professional guidance and training relating to different styles of climbing disciplines from anchor building, trusting your trad gear, self rescue, lead climbing to alpine climbing. Contact Max Stewart

Email: info@saanoadventures.com/Phone: 415-890-5209 or Richard Bothwell : 415-377-1195 Email: info@OutdoorAdventureClub.comf or further information.

Thank you for joining!

Michael Dorame, Founder and Denise Danielson, Co-Organizer

Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/679952195443620 ck ou

Check out the film that was inspired by GYCO. Rock-A-Holic (https://www.facebook.com/RockAHolicTheMovie/?view_public_for=1461162937449582) - Go to"Watch Video"

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Upcoming events (1)

Rock Climbing Anchor Building and Rescue Workshop

Rose Garden

If you want to learn the skills needed to confidently and competently climb outdoors, establishing anchors and working through emergency scenarios, this is a great event for you!

We will provide you with the skills you need to become a proficient, competent and confident anchor builder in Trad, Sport and Top Rope environments.

Please review the registration page (linked below) for the required equipment list. We are no longer sharing equipment, and we now require you to bring all of your own equipment, or rent a kit from us (link also on registration page).

Register a week or more in advance and a GYCO Member's can get a $10 discount for this event date at registration by entering the code: GYCOCLIMBER

We will teach you proper knots/hithces, anchor techniques, site selection and belaying techniques. We will geek out on the physics of anchors, angles and kilonewtons (kN). We will do a full gear review, teaching the strengths and weaknesses of each piece of equipment. We will teach you self rescue and partner rescue techniques. We will discuss safety at the crag, the ethics of climbing outdoors, and how to identify un-safe situations to protect yourself and your climbing partners.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other climbers that are investing in their safety, giving you a new network of partners.

Our team of professional guides are trained and certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), to ensure that you're having the best educational experience, both fun and safe, possible.

"I was very very satisfied with the class. To be honest it was far beyond my expectation. I had previously taken a REI class and hence had very low expectations but this class was very informative and the right mix of theory and practice."

"U were very helpful, patient, friendly, and your positivity was infectious. I respect that you've made a living from experiencing nature and helping others to do so safely. I hope you got up north safely and believe that I'm recommending your course to all my friends who climb. Keep up the great work, and happy climbing!"

"Great course of instruction for beginner and advanced climbers alike who are looking to gain or reinforce their technical skills. I am confident in setting safe anchors thanks to your course. I look forward to learning from you again."

In addition to RSVP'ing to this meet-up, we require that you register on our on-line registration page here:

There is a $134/person fee for this workshop, payable upon registration.

See you at the cliffs!

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Waterfall Cliff at Castle Rock - SPORT DAY!!

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