On Belay – Rock Climbing

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  • Admission: Free
  • Location:
    Orchard Staging Area
  • 1550 Castle Rock Rd
  • Walnut Creek, CA 94598
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

AGE REQUIREMENT: 14+ years old

Come join Save Mount Diablo for a day of beginning rock climbing instruction at Mount Diablo’s Pine Canyon. 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:


Plenty of water


Sturdy shoes you are comfortable hiking in

MUST BRING: Rock-climbing shoes

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

Heavy rain cancels.

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

This event is limited to 8 participants.

Land: East Bay Regional Park/Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Moderate

Distance: Under 2 miles round trip

Hike elevation change: 200’

Leaders: Sean Burke, Save Mount Diablo Land Programs Director

Meet: Orchard Staging Area Parking Lot in the Diablo Foothills Regional Park

1033 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

G PS Coordinates: 37.89590818166795, -121.99644862953862

(Photo by Haley Sutton)