Our Professional Rock Climbing Program
Our Professional Rock Climbing Trips
Explore the best cracks, crags and faces on rock climbing trips with the Outdoor Adventure Club.
The Outdoor Adventure Club is the Bay Area’s most experienced climbing school and guide service, teaching climbing since 1996. We’ve safely taught thousands of people to rock climb, ice climb and become mountaineers. All of our climbing trips and classes are led by professional guides who have been trained by the American Mountain Guides Association.
Our rock climbing program consists of two paths: Guided climbing trips and technical/safety courses. Our outdoor rock climbing days will help you become a better climber, while our technical classes will help you become a safer climber.
All our trips are full days, typically from 8:30-5. When other guide services are packing up, we’re setting up more climbs for you! You’ll get a full day of instruction from an experienced, well-trained and supportive climbing guide. We provide all the climbing gear you’ll need, including shoes, harness, helmet, belay device. In addition to the trips and classes listed here, we are always happy to put together a custom rock climbing trip for you. We can accommodate groups from one to 25 climbers.
Why climb with the Outdoor Adventure Club?
In a word, or four, we are professional guides. We’ve been teaching the bay area to climb since 1996. Whether you are with Richard, Forrest, Heather or Haden, you are spending the day with a guide trained by the American Mountain Guides Association, and certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
Unlike some “adventure” groups, we don’t contract out our climbing. We are your guides. Our focus is not only on taking you out and letting you climb, but setting up the safest climbing situations, and teaching you in a very patient, supportive and friendly manner. Besides safety, OAC guides are knowledgeable of the climbing scene, and eager to help you develop your climbing skills.
Also unlike other outfitters who offer shorter climbing days with much less time on the rope, we keep going! When you climb with us, you’ll get a full day of climbing in. We’ve seen some discount climbing companies packing up at 1:00, while we’re moving to our second location for the day. And we don’t just send you up the rope, we teach you to climb. We love climbing!
Beginner Climbing Days: Our full day beginner climbing days are perfect for anyone who has never climbed before, or anyone with limited indoor climbing experience. We place an emphasis on teaching the belay (safety) system to the highest modern standard on beginner days.
Beyond Basics Climbing Days: Beyond basics climbing days are full days and appropriate for climbers of any skill level who can tie in and belay competently and confidently at the start of the day. We’ll focus on getting as many climbs in as possible during the day. Your Outdoor Adventure Club guide will give you tips and instruction throughout the day to coach you through the climbs.
Women’s Climbing Days: Women are excellent climbers, and our Women’s Climbing Days encourage women of all climbing skill levels to come together, climb together and support each other as you work through challenges and achieve your goals. These are full day trips.