Adventure Out

Santa Cruz / Monterey

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In a Nutshell

Students choose from four outdoor climbing classes based on experience and interest; certified instructors head up each class

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Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 8/3/12. Reservation required; subject to availability. Groups must book each reservation separately. Must complete course by expiration date. 7-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. All cancellations subject to $5 rescheduling fee. . Must sign waiver. Credit card required for $.01 fee at booking. Classes must be used by the same person. Food and transportation not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$45 for a Four-Hour Introductory Rock-Climbing Course ($95 Value)

Students choose their class based on experience: Rock Climbing I, Rock Climbing II, Intermediate Climbing Technique, or Rock Climbing Anchors. Each class takes place outdoors under the watchful eye of a certified climbing instructor.

Adventure Out

When Cliff Hodges, the founder and CEO of Adventure Out, graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering, he knew a traditional desk job wasn’t for him. According to Technology Review, he quickly gave up his engineering career for the wireless world of the great outdoors, where he began to hike, climb, and surf his way around the world, always staying true to his philosophy of environmental respect and protection. His travels and business accomplishments have gained some measure of notoriety; he's coached on MTV's Made, consulted for ABC News, and was selected as one of four winners of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Civic Service Award: The Nextie. Today, he and his program consultant Tom McElroy lead excursions into the California wilderness to teach backpacking and survival skills, including the tracking of animals and wild ice-cream trucks, and they also guide novices through surfing, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking sojourns. Through fundraising, Adventure Out has helped save Castle Rock State Park from closure and a portion of their proceeds is put directly back into the park.

Adventure Out

When Cliff Hodges, the founder and CEO of Adventure Out, graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering, he knew a traditional desk job wasn't for him. According to Technology Review, he quickly gave up his engineering career for the wireless world of the great outdoors, where he began to hike, climb, and surf his way around the world, always staying true to his philosophy of environmental respect and protection.

His travels and business accomplishments have gained some measure of notoriety: he's coached on MTV's Made, consulted for ABC News, and was selected as one of four winners of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Civic Service Award: The Nextie. Adventure Out was also identified for meeting survival-skills training standards by New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Chef.

Today, he leads excursions into the California wilderness to teach backpacking and survival skills, including the tracking of animals and wild ice-cream trucks, and they also guide novices through surfing, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking sojourns. Through fundraising, Adventure Out has helped save Castle Rock State Park from closure and a portion of their proceeds is put directly back into the park.

Customer Reviews

We loved our time at Castle Rock and rock-climbing with you guys.
Anita K. · August 22, 2012
Had a really fun time learning about how to build a shelter and learning how to start a fire was interesting . Would go again.
Melissa H. · April 25, 2017
We had a great afternoon learning to surf and playing in the waves!
Trina G. · February 3, 2017

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