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Castle Rock Bouldering: How to Mantle

In the hills just south of San Jose are a cluster of sandstone boulders. When the winter days are cold, the friction on these rounded Font like blobs becomes amazing. For those looking to do some weekend bouldering near the bay area, Castle Rock is a great option. One of the most important skills required […]

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Thick Rope Climbing

The standard way to climb a rope is to use your legs, arms, and core to move upward. At the bottom of the rope is a knot, which helps people mount the rope by placing their feet on either side of it. Using your arms to keep your body steady, move your feet up the […]

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Member Profile: Karl Aguilar

Karl Aguilar, a 37-year-old hardware store manager in San Francisco, has been climbing for 13 years at Mission Cliffs. Aguilar has traveled across the world climbing, sport climbing in Austria, making an ascent of El Capitan’s Zodiac, and clipping bolts on the sandstone of the south-east with his wife, Audrey Bodisco. Aguilar took some time […]

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Mission Cliffs Featured in SF Gate

Check us out! Your favorite San Francisco climbing best was featured in the Health & Fitness Section of the San Franciso Chronicle! By Chris Holt Originally Published in the SF Gate. Like many rock climbers, Christine Ambrose, a project manager at the San Francisco-based Save the Redwoods Foundation, learned the “ropes” later in life. First drawn […]

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