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Rock Climbing Programs for Planet Granite Members

MAS offers special rock climbing programs and discounts for Planet Granite members. Our goal is to provide unique and affordable climbing experiences both in and out of the indoor climbing gym. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited so don't miss out on this great opportunity. Active PG member are offered a 15% discount on all courses listed below.

Current Courses:

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climbing - To receive your 15% PG member discount enter the promotional code "PG" when using the MAS Online Registration Form.

 



outdoor rock climbing"Climb On!" Adventures  top

Back by popular demand this fun and exciting program is specifically designed to get you climbing outdoors in a supportive setting with a minimum impact on your wallet. These special courses visit some of the finest climbing sites in Northern California and allow folks to gain valuable outdoor rock climbing experiences under the supervision of professional guides. Throughout the day MAS instructors will help you develop new outdoor movement skills and find appropriate challenges for a wide range of ability levels. You can expect a lot of climbing during this full day and should be happily tired by the end of the day. We hope to see you there! Climbing class
More Info: PDF (120K)
Prices: $75 (only $64 with PG discount)
Length: 1 day (9 AM - 4 PM)
Prerequisites: • previous climbing experience
• strong belay skills (gym belay card accepted)
• 5.5 - 5.11 climbers welcome
Skill Level:
gear
Fitness Level: rock climbing
2011 Dates:
MAS Calendar
Custom dates available
Berkeley: July 1
Castle Rock: August 26
Bear Valley: July 15
Phantom Spires: September 16
Registration rock climbing: Secure Online Registration or contact the MAS office

multi pitch class"Take it Outside" Workshop top

This engaging outdoor rock climbing class is designed for indoor gym climbers looking to make the transition to outdoor climbing. In addition to practicing outdoor movement techniques this clinic provides an introduction to setting simple top-rope anchors.

Skills covered:

  • Outdoor climbing techniques
  • Top-rope anchor evaluation and construction
  • Rappeling
  • Rope management (tossing, stacking & coiling)
Rock Climbing
Another option is our two day Intermediate Rockcraft Seminar that covers the Anchoring Workshop on Day 1 followed by the Lead Climbing Workshop on Day 2.
Tuition: $125 (only $106 with PG discount)
Length: 9 AM - 4 PM
Class size: 3-4
Prerequisites:

• previous climbing experience (indoor climbers welcome)
• good top-rope belay skills (gym belay cards accepted)

Skill Level: rock climbing
Fitness Level: lead climbing
Climbing Level: multi-pitch climbing
2012 Dates: MAS Calendar
Castle Rock:  May 13
June 16
September 30
Berkeley:  July 14
August 4
Bear Valley: 

May 27
June 24
July 29

August 19
September 9

Bear Valley lodging & camping options
Registration: california backcountry Secure Online Registration or contact the MAS office

 

sierra nevada rock climbingBear Valley Sierra Climbing Weekend

Treat yourself to an exciting weekend on the granite cliffs in Bear Valley on scenic Highway 4 only 3 hours from the Bay Area. Challenge yourself as MAS instructors help refine your climbing techniques on both face and crack climbs. In addtion, mini-clinics on topics such as top rope anchor construction, rappelling and climber self-rescue will be available. Overall you can expect a lot of high quality climbing while learning some new skills along the way.

Topics Covered:

  • Outdoor climbing techniques (face & crack)
  • Rappelling
  • Top-rope anchor construction and evaluation
  • Climber Self-Rescue
sierra nevada rock climbing

Planet Granite members are welcome to bring a friend too.
Tuition: $240 (only $192 with PG discount)
Length: 2 Days (9 AM - 4 PM)
Prerequisites:

Planet Granite member
• previous climbing experience
• good belay skills (gym belay cards accepted)
• 5.7 - 5.11 climbers welcome

Skill Level: rock climbing
Fitness Level: lead climbing
Climbing Level: multi-pitch climbing
Dates: (calendar) July 21-22, 2012
Accommodations: Lodging & Camping options
Registration rock climbing: Secure Online Registration or contact the MAS office

 

Lovers Leap Lovers Leap Multi-Pitch  top

Lover's Leap is likely the best moderate (5.7 - 5.10) multi-pitch climbing site in California, if not the nation.  With quick access, easy walk-off descents and good camping & lodging nearby, its no wonder Lover's Leap is on every rock climber's wish list.

MAS offers 1 and 2 day programs at Loves Leap, also called "adventures" and "camps" respectively. MAS guides regularly lead small groups of 1-2 climbers up two, and sometime three, routes in a day. Individual climbers are paired with compatible partners and after a brief "pow-wow" it's off to the cliffs for a day of exciting multi-pitch climbing. Friends can also register together which means they will have their own private guide for their trip.

When registering please select the date(s) and include your current climbing ability and goals for the trip. Once a registration is submitted the MAS office will contact you to discuss and review the details before the trip. As always, folks are welcome and encouraged to contact MAS when planning a trip to discuss the best and most appropriate plan.

Sample of some Lovers Leap climbs:

 Route Rating Pitches Quality
 Deception 5.6 4 ***
 Surrealistic Pillar 5.7 3 ****
 Bear's Reach 5.7 3 *****
 Corrugation Corner 5.7 3-4 *****
 Haystack 5.8 3 ****
 East Crack 5.8 3 ***
 The Line 5.9 3 *****
 Traveler Buttress 5.9 4 *****
 Hospital Corner 5.10a 2 *****
 Surrealistic Pillar Direct 5.10b 1 ****
 Tombstone Terror 5.10b 1 *****

Plus MAS guides are familiar with "obscure classics" and can often find uncrowded climbs even on the busiest days.
Lovers Leap
Lovers Leap
Lover Leap Rock Climbing Camp
Lovers Leap
Prices:

$175/1 day (only $149 with PG discount)
$325/2 days (only $276 with PG discount)

Length: 1-2 days
Class size: 2*
More Info. : PDF (129K) Additional info @ Supertopo.com
Skill Level: Lake Tahoe
Fitness Level: rock climbing
Climbing Level: outdoor rock climbing
Prerequisites:

• 5.7 - 5.10 climbers will be paired by similar abilities & experience
• Strong belay skills (indoor climbing gym belay cards accepted)

2012 Dates:
MAS Calendar


 


Custom dates available

May 19-20 (Sat & Sun)
May 28 (Mon)

June 2 (Sat) new date
June 10 (Sun) new date
June 16 & 17 (Sat & Sun)
June 25 (Mon)
July 14 & 15 (Sat & Sun)
July 30 (Mon)

August 11 & 12 (Sat & Sun)
August 20 (Mon)
August 31 (Fri) - new date
September 1 (Sat)
September 2 (Sun)
September 3 (Mon)
September 10 (Mon)
September 15 (Sat)
September 22 (Sat)
September 23 (Sun)

Registration rock climbing: ONLINE REGISTRATION or contact the MAS office

* - if only 1 person registers then either a discounted private, reschedule, or full refund will be offered.

 

 

climber self rescueClimber Self-Rescue Clinics top

Learn valuable outdoor rock climbing skills with the convenience of attending classes during mid-week evenings at both the Sunnyvale and San Francisco Planet Granite facilities. Four 2 hour clinics cover the fundamentals of "climber self-rescue" while allowing time for hands-on practice.

Clinic Topics:

  • A) Rescue Knots & Belay Escape
  • B) Ascend & Descend Tensioned Fixed Line
  • C) Rappel and Lower Past Knot
  • D) Hauling & Mechanical Advantage
Sugarloaf Climbing
Tuition: $160/series (only $136 with PG discount)
Length: 7-9 PM
Class size: 3-4
Prerequisites:

Planet Granite member
• good belay skills (gym belay cards accepted)

Climbing Level: n/a
Upcoming 2012 Dates:
Sunnyvale
Clinic A:

July 11

August 9
Clinic B: July 18 August 16
Clinic C: July 25 August 23
Clinic D: August 1 August 30
San Francisco
Clinic A: July 9 TBA
Clinic B: July 16  
Clinic C: July 23  
Clinic D: July 30  
Registration rock climbing: Secure Online Registration or contact the MAS office

 

 

carabinerClimber Self-Rescue Workshops top

Immerse yourself during this intensive full day course and learn valuable skills for outdoor rock climbing. Essentially this class is the 4 sessions of the Indoor Climber Self-Rescue Clinics packed into one long day and is typically offered during the weekend.

Skills Covered:

  • Belay escape
  • Improvised ascending & descending devices
  • Lowering past a knot
  • Rappelling past a knot
  • Mechanical Advantage
Climber Self Rescue
Prices:

$160 (only $136 with PG discount)

Length: 1 day (9 AM - 5 PM)
Class size: 3-4
Skill Level: anchor
Fitness Level: fitness level
Climbing Level: n/a
Prerequisites: Planet Granite member
• good belay skills (gym belay cards accepted)
Dates: (calendar) Sunnyvale: June 30
July 22

August 12
September 15
San Francisco July 1
July 21

more dates TBA
Registration rock climbing: Secure Online Registration or contact the MAS office
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