Our Professional Rock Climbing Program
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, Erik, Heather or Will, 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, the OAC guides are knowledgeable of the climbing scene, and eager to help you develop your climbing skills. Also, our trips are last all day long, not several hours like other guide services and we offer some of the best pricing around for our members!
Get full details and sign up for a trip here (Look for more trips and clinics to come.)
Rock Climbing Beyond Basics at Castle Rock State Park, 6/4
Rock Climbers Gear and Anchor Class Outdoors at Cragmont Park, 6/5
Beginner Rock Climbing at Castle Rock State Park, 6/12
Rock Climbing Beyond Basics at Castle Rock State Park, 6/26
Learn to Rock Climb Outdoors at Cragmont in the Berkeley Hills, 7/9
Rock Climbing Beyond Basics at Castle Rock State Park, 7/23
Learn to Rock Climb Outdoors at Cragmont in the Berkeley Hills, 8/13
Rock Climbing Beyond Basics at Castle Rock State Park, 8/28
Beginner Rock Climbing at Castle Rock State Park, 9/17
Rock Climbing Beyond Basics at Castle Rock State Park, 9/25
Learn to Rock Climb Outdoors at Cragmont in the Berkeley Hills, 10/8
Rock Climbing Beyond Basics at Castle Rock State Park, 10/23
Halloween Rock Climbing, Camping, and Costumes Weekend at Pinnacles National Park, 10/29-30
The Outdoor Adventure Club also offers hiking, backpacking, hiking and camping, kayaking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, backountry skiing/boarding, avalanche courses, snowshoeing, winter weekends in Tahoe, international adventure travel trips and other adventures. Go to our full Event Calendar!