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Climbing in castle rock on weekdays for foreseeable future


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Hannah Hagen · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

hey I'm looking for a partner to join me climbing in Castle Rock State Park (in CA, south west of santa clara). I'm game for sport, TR, bouldering and have a rope, rack, draws, and a car. Hoping to get out from work earlyish (4pm) a few times a week to climb before the sun goes down. I'm holding out on a gym membership and hoping to find some climbers to join me on real rock :)

Taylor Lapeyre · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 179

Pretty sure the road to Castle Rock is closed due to a landslide right now?

Paul R · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 0

No, it's open if you're coming from Saratoga (from the north on Skyline Boulevard). I've been up there four times in the last two weeks. I think Skyline Boulevard might be closed south of the parking lot but I'm not sure, I think I've seen some cars coming from that direction (though they could have been turning around).

Trent Portman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

How long are you planning to get off work early? I don't get back to the bay until early December but i live close castle rock and would be super down!

Hannah Hagen · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Hey Trent, I still plan on heading up there in Dec!

Trent Portman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

sweet!

Jason Schleifer · · Fresno, CA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Totally down to join in mid December if you guys want a third.

Mike Mellenthin · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 70

I moved too far away to join you, but when I lived down south I'd get up to CRSP at sunrise to boulder before work and usually be the only person in the whole park. Good luck!

Patrick Cheng · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

Want to hit castle rock on Monday? Can meet you in or near Santa Clara around 4 or earlier? I’m flexible. Have shoes and harness but no rope. 5.11 lead, trusty belay. Also pmed

Firestone · · California · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 449

Remember guys, Castle is a state park and closes at sundown. Get out there and climb but keep an eye on the time!

Scottmx426 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 0

I was thinkingthat as well.  Getting out of work at 4pm with drive time and darkness just after 5pm. 

Btw, is anyone interested in weekday trips to the sierras? 

Jason Schleifer · · Fresno, CA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Ya for sure.  I have a long break from Dec. 18 - Jan. 12 

Tony Lobay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 449

Keep in mind that Castle Rock needs 48 hours to dry out after it rains. Otherwise you will break off holds. Dec - Feb is typically wet, unreliable, recipe for frustration. Maybe try to talk your local gym into giving you a discount?

djh650 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0
Scottmx426 wrote:

I was thinkingthat as well.  Getting out of work at 4pm with drive time and darkness just after 5pm. 

Btw, is anyone interested in weekday trips to the sierras? 

I am available for Wed trips, but have no (real) exp with trad

Jason Schleifer · · Fresno, CA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

I should also clarify that I only own a rope and some quick draws.  

Travers Gere · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

Anyone interested in climbing castle rock (if its not wet?) tomorrow, Monday December 4th? I also got Thursday, Friday, Saturday off and was looking to do a trip to...??? Bishop? Pinnacles? I'm open! 

Hannah Hagen · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

I don't have Thurs/ Fri off, but am looking to do some climbing in pinnacles on sat and sun ?

Travers Gere · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

Pinnacles tomorrow? 

Guillaume Legrain · · Los Gatos, CA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 0
Travers Gere wrote:

Pinnacles tomorrow? 

I'm down. I sent you a pm

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