What we're about

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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Monday Night Mesa Rim Mission Valley

Mesa Rim Mission Valley

• What we'll do Let's meet up around 5:00 pm and hit the walls at Mesa Rim for a few hours. This is a great chance to meet new climbers, find that outdoor partner, and power-up for the weekend climbing trips. New members will have to take a belay test before hitting the ropes and those interested in lead climbing should bring their own rope. Look for me, and I can get you partnered up with another climber. We'll usually be stretching out in the open area by the lead wall. You can also talk to the staff and ask for Peter from the meetup group and they can help you find us. Note: All levels are welcome; however, this is not a meetup for people who are not belay certified. Mesa Rim offers beginner belay lessons. Please call them to schedule a beginner lesson on a prior day before coming to the meetup. We require you to be belay certified at the minimum. • What to bring Shoes, harness, belay device, chalk bag • Important to know Must be belay certified with Mesa Rim.

Tuesday Mornings at Mesa Rim Mission Valley

Mesa Rim Mission Valley

Imagine having a private climbing gym. You can pick any route you want, siege a project or blitz 10 pitches in an hour. That's what it's like at Mesa Rim in the morning. It's amazing, we've got the whole gym to ourselves. You must be belay certified at Mesa Rim to attend this event. If you are not; please arrive a little early to take the test. Mesa Rim opens at 6a. We will climb till around 8:30-9:00ish depending on who is there. If you can't find us, ask the front desk; they should be able to point you in our direction. See you bright and early. Thanks! JB

Mission Gorge after work (Lunch Rock)

Mission Trails Visitor Center

It's time to get outside and climb after work. Mission Gorge is the the place of choice for Tuesdays & Thursdays. http://www.mountainproject.com/v/mission-gorge/105790250 http://climbingtoposofsandiego.com/perpetual2_003.htm We'll meet at the gate next to the Visitor Center and head up the trail at 5:00pm (recommend getting there a little earlier if you can). Since we do not have a lot of daylight, I want to make the most of the time. So, no waiting around. If you are running late, post to the Meetup event so we know you are coming, and we can give you directions to where we will be. If people can get there earlier, go for it. There is cell coverage up there, and someone is bound to have a smart phone. I highly recommend getting Meetup.com's smart phone app. Anyone is welcome on the trip, but you must have at least shoes/harness/belay device and carabiner/chalk bag. If you have gear to build anchors and/or do lead climbing; feel free to bring it. Also, BRING A HEADLAMP. We may end up climbing/hiking in the dark. IF YOU HAVE RSVP'ed CAN NOT MAKE IT, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP SO OTHERS MAY JOIN. Also, if you are on the waitlist, it is recommended that you have your gear with you the day of and plan on going. One of two things will happen: Either enough people will drop and you will be able to go; or there is enough people on the waitlist to form a second group. Here is a site to show you the Sunset times in San Diego: http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/san-diego LIABILITY All participants must be members of Rock Climbers of San Diego and thereby agreeing to Meetup.com's release of liability when they join. Those interested in bringing guests should have them join Meetup.com and RCSD, then RSVP as normal. You and no one else are 100% responsible for your safety at all times. Your attendance at this meetup signifies you agree to not hold this Meetup group or its organizers responsible for any injuries to your person or property that may occur from this event or in the future application of any information given during this meetup. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Vertical Hold- San Marcos

Vertical Hold

Now only $10 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 $17 but meetup members attending a meetup event get in for $15.30, (10% discount). This includes a day pass and gear rental (harness, shoes and chalkbag) is free if you mention you are with meetup. https://vimeo.com/176219301 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 (http://solidrockgym.com/?page=main) (formerly Solid Rock) 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!

Past events (4,195)

Mission Gorge after work

Mission Trails Visitor Center

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