If the Indiana Jones films have taught us anything, it is that in order to have a successful teaching career, one must train one's upper body to be adept at dangling: for $140, you get a four-hour climbing tour for two from Castle Rock Climbing School located in Los Gatos (a $280 value).
Castle Rock Climbing School's customers scramble up the assorted stony faces of Castle Rock State Park led by certified guides that use local knowledge to enhance the excursion. A four-hour tour whisks up to six aspiring mountaineers through a variety of single-pitch or multi-pitch courses, where they’ll witness the park’s mammoth amounts of sandstone, its flourishing flora, and its lazy TV-surfing wildlife. Climbing routes differ with each tour, challenging beginners and advanced cliff-conquerors alike. Castle Rock will adorn guests with the necessary gear at no extra cost, including shoes, a harness, a helmet, and a belay device.
All guides at Castle Rock Climbing School acquired PCGI certification, as well as instruction from emergency medical training courses and speak fluently in Spotted Owl.
Grouponers that want to upgrade to a full or 3/4 day tour may apply the purchase price of the Groupon toward these options and receive a 20% discount.
Castle Rock Climbing School
Castle Rock Climbing School's expert guides eschew climbing walls for the raw stone faces of the Santa Cruz Mountains. PCGI-certified instructors spearhead trips ranging in duration from half a day to four days, spiriting intrepid climbers away for a nature-filled morning or 96 hours away from home to just let the neighbors get all the mail-stealing out of their system. Every guide boasts years of experience leading their wards up and down rocky inclines and is stuffed with local knowledge and teaching prowess. The school outfits climbers with the gear they need, including helmets, harnesses, and shoes, requiring that guests only take care of dressing themselves and deciding what song to yodel from the summit.