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On Belay – Rock Climbing

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

All Discover Diablo hikes are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 14+ years old

Come join Save Mount Diablo for a day of beginning rock climbing instruction at Mount Diablo’s classic Boy Scout Rocks. We will go over equipment instruction as well as coaching on a number of top rope climbs, and provide insight into the importance of climbing stewardship at both climbing areas and in outdoor recreation. Rock climbing is a very fun activity with great benefits.

Be sure to bring:

  • Snacks
  • Plenty of water
  • Mask
  • Sturdy shoes you are comfortable hiking in
  • MUST BRING: Rock-climbing shoes

SMD will provide harness, ropes, hardware necessary and instruction.

Rain within three days of the event cancels the event.

Participants will be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).

***There will be a $10 park entrance fee  (exact change; iron ranger/no attendant)

This event is limited to 8 participants.

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Easy

Distance: 2 mile hike in

Hike elevation change: 200’

Leaders: Sean Burke, Save Mount Diablo Land Programs Director

Meet: Rock City Parking Lot – S Gate Rd, Danville, CA 94506

There is a smaller parking lot near Rock City directly off South Gate Rd. The guides will be there with signs. If that parking lot is full then you can continue on the side route past the small parking lot into the overflow parking lot.

GPS Coordinates: 37.84851427259736, -121.93191909732711

(Photo by Sean Burke) 


When does registration open for this event?

Each Discover Diablo event opens up for registration exactly 2 months before the day of the event at 10AM. All events are first come, first serve.

 Are dogs allowed on Discover Diablo hikes?

No. Some Discover Diablo hikes take place on land owned by other organizations (such as Mount Diablo State Park & East Bay Regional Park lands) and many of the trails on these properties have a strict no-dog policy. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. On the hike day, we will have a roster with your registration information on it. Please make sure to check in with the hike leader.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you would like to change anything, please reach out to discoverdiablo@savemountdiablo.org.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at discoverdiablo@savemountdiablo.org.



February 25
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Rock City Parking Lot
South Gate Road
Danville, CA United States

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