Rock Climbing Day Trip


Rock Climbing Day Trip


Mission Gorge

Saturday, November 18


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If you’re wanting to try rock climbing for the first time or the twentieth time, this is the perfect trip. Mission Gorge is one of the most popular and well-known natural outdoor climbing areas in San Diego and has routes available for all skill levels. Reaching, stepping, and pulling your way to the top, it’s an incredible experience that offers breathtaking views of San Diego and Mission Trails Regional Park. Don’t miss out on one of the best rock climbing experiences in San Diego.

About the Trip & Itinerary

Leaving from the PLNU ARC at 8:00am, the group will drive approximately 30 minutes to Mission Gorge. At the base of the trail, the guides will cover safety instructions and then lead the group approximately 0.25 mi to the outdoor climbing wall. Every participant will have the opportunity to climb a few times on a variety of routes. A sack lunch will be provided to be eaten at the rock face. After packing up and hiking back to the van, expect to arrive back at PLNU by 4:30pm after a full day of climbing!

Price >> $25.00


The 0.25 mile hike to the rock face is uphill and is moderately strenuous taking approximately 20 minutes, but is doable by participants of any fitness level. Breaks may be taken as needed on the way up and down the trail. Regarding the rock climbing, participants are allowed to climb as much or as little as they choose. Routes will be set up according to the skill level of participants. There will always be a beginner/introductory route that is a perfect place to start for anyone who has not rock climbed before or is looking to get warmed up for more difficult climbs. Rock climbing is a physically demanding activity and if not climbing regularly, it is common for arms to tire. There are countless opportunities to take breaks and rest because there are not enough routes or guides for every participant to be climbing at the same time.

Fitness rating: 2 out of 5 difficulty

Safety & Risk Management

All participants must be wear a helmet that is appropriately fitted to their head the entire time while at the rock face due to the risk of falling rocks. All climbs are set up by trained guides instructed to set safe climbs and the equipment is sturdy and not at risk of breaking. Because of the location of the climbing site, there is little shade; sun protection is a big part of maintaining a comfortable environment throughout the day. Due to safety considerations, this trip will be canceled in the event of rain and all participants will be issued a full refund.

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