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The Rock Climbers of San Diego bring together rock climbing enthusiasts of all experience levels through meetups at local and destination outdoor climbing venues, indoor rock climbing gyms, and social gatherings such as movie nights and BBQs. Those new to rock climbing can benefit through beginner friendly meetups geared toward introducing the sport with some basic and beneficial information. Experienced climbers will easily find potential climbing partners through any of the gatherings this meetup has to offer. Members span the full gamut of climbing styles, from indoor gym climbing, to outdoor sport and multipitch traditional climbing, and even alpine/ice and mountaineering. Rock Climbers of San Diego promotes safe rock climbing through informational meetups that expose members to new safety concepts and techniques. RCSD members and organizers are constantly learning from others and happily sharing their knowledge. And most of all, we get out and climb!

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Vertical Hold- San Marcos

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Now only $12 for first time attendees! If you have ever filled out a waiver at Vertical Hold, this price will not apply. This deal only valid at the San Marcos location.

For those of you living in North County and looking to climb on a weekday evening, here you go. All experience levels are welcome and I think you will enjoy yourself whether you climb regularly or if this is your first time. The cost is normally $20 but meetup members attending a meetup event get in for $18, (10% discount). This includes a day pass and gear rental (harness, shoes and chalkbag) is free if you mention you are with meetup.


This meetup is cross posted with two other groups and we typically have 5 to 12 people attending.

If you are paying the $15.30 with cash, Vertical Hold management requests you attempt to bring exact change. They don't have much cash on hand and sometimes they have trouble making change.

If you are new to rock climbing, no problem. The Vertical Hold staff will give you quick lesson and you'll be having fun in no time at all. If you are new and need the lesson, it would be greatly appreciated if you could arrive promptly at 6:30 so that we can give all newbies a lesson at the same time.

When you arrive at the gym tell one of the employees that you are with meetup and they'll point you to us.

The Gym is open until 9pm.

Vertical Hold Climbing Gym https://www.verticalhold.com/

Google Map to Vertical Hold in San Marcos (https://www.google.com/maps/place/992+Rancheros+Dr,+San+Marcos,+CA+92069/@33.140498,-117.143354,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dbf52c9bd7109f:0xd841e3aeb3eba5ce?hl=en)

We usually but not always, go out to a pub or restaurant afterwards.

Kids are welcome too-and they love climbing!

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday Evening Climbing @ Mesa Rim Mission Valley

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Wednesday Evening Climbing @ Vertical Hold Old Town

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All levels welcome! Whether it's your first time climbing or you're looking to lead, we got you covered!

If you need a partner, we'll give you one - just look for me or anyone else you recognize from the RSVP list.

If this is your first time at the gym, please read the "First Time Visitors" page here (please note the required belay lesson!): https://www.verticalhold.com/first-time-visitors.

Show your meetup profile and RSVP to the Vertical Hold staff for a discount on your membership or day pass.

There are several regular climbers who do not RSVP, so even if the RSVP list is short, there will likely be several more people attending (there's usually at least 5 of us every week).

We usually go out for dinner/drinks afterwards.

See you there!


We have a group chat on the Signal app for finding belay partners outside of the weekly meetup. Just download Signal and use this QR code to join it: https://imgur.com/a/3bIAvZg.

KC's Bon Voyage Pot Luck!

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Friday Climb @ Mesa Rim-Mira Mesa

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