Thanks for taking an interest in the Cragmont Climbing Club.

The CCC is based in the Berkeley - San Francisco Bay Area and consists of climbers interested in all types of technical rock climbing, from traditional cragging, to sport and gym climbing, to bouldering and big walls. We have about 16 trips each year to major climbing areas in California, including Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Lovers Leap, and Joshua Tree. Occasionally we have longer trips to places further away like Utah or Norway. For in-town events, we organize gym nights, social meet-ups, picnics and local bouldering. Check out our current schedule of events.

Contact us if you think you might be interested in joining us on a trip or getting on our email list. We’ll put you on our email list and answer any questions you may have.

Yosemite Trip Report - Memorial Day

Nice to see everyone in the Valley this weekend! We had 24 people in our spacious campsites, and as always there was a great mix of old timers, newbies, climbers, hikers, and even a few big wall people! Stephan, Conner, and Ysbrand warm up the weekend Friday with a run up Royal Aches 5.7 A0 as a party of three. 15 pitches, 11 raps, 10 hours car to car – nice work boys! You get to huddle in your space blankets another night!
View from Mr Natural

Indian Creek Trip Report

I’d never been to Indian Creek, so when I heard about Aaron’s self-organized trip, I jumped at the opportunity. I had visions of desert solitude, classic crack climbing, and basking in warm spring sunshine – so why is there a quarter inch of ice on my tent??
Tim climbing

Little Yosemite Valley in March

Chris O., Mike P. and I made another backpacking trip to Little Yosemite Valley this weekend (last one was in January) to enjoy the spring conditions. We made it to LYV Friday afternoon and set up in the facing afternoon sun. Saturday we followed the trail up the Merced River to Echo Valley, which is within a couple of miles of Merced Lake, a beautiful hike I would recommend to anybody. Many impressive domes line the river, and your eye can't help looking for possible lines as you pass by.

Snowcamping Trip - Feb 18

Our group consisted of Mike P., Bruce G., Mylene M., newby Carolina B. and me. Our original plan was to ski out of Kingvale on Highway 80 up towards the Loch Leven Lakes, to explore the area I backpacked to in Dec. 2012. But with rain predicted, and after much hand-wringing, we cancelled the overnight and the low elevation tour and opted for two days of day touring out of Tragedy Springs, at 8,000' on Highway 88, where we've done many successful trips before.

Little Yosemite Valley in January

In lieu of snow camping, Mike P., Ryan H. and I backpacked to Little Yosemite Valley this weekend for some day hiking adventures. We drove up Sat morning, backpacked up to LYV and set up in the dark. (Took about 4 hours from the Valley w 40 pound packs and a slow steady pace.) Sunday we picked up a stray fellow camper and did a cross-country hike to Moraine Dome and then further east to open domes across from Bunnell Point for a day of breath-taking views. In the evening we hung out at one of the communal fire pits with a couple of climbers we met the night before.

Joshua Tree Fall 2013

Being a new member and having a great time on previous CCC weekend trips, I was looking forward to the Fall Joshua Tree trip. We had a great week with warm sunny days, cool nights and a lot of climbing. Mark, Lea and I met up with Paul and Bas climbed on Sunday at Intersection Rock.  Collectively, we climbed:
Overhanging Bypass 5.7
Toe Jam 5.7
Secovar 5.5
The Water Chute 5.10b
Mikes Books 5.6

Chris on Lead

Yosemite Report Oct 26 & 27

Late October in Yosemite Valley - ahhhhh. The crowds are gone, leaves are golden yellow, a fresh layer of pine needles cover the ground, and the granite is still warm – awesome!
Cross at the start of Higher Cathedral Spire
We had a great turnout – 19 people - a nice mix of old timers and new faces. Chris, Mark, Aaron and Tim did Higher Cathedral Spire – congrats on a job well done – pretty ambitious for this late in the year!

Goverment closure brings out Phantoms

Phantom Spires Silhouette

We had a great trip to Phantom Spires.  Attending were Aaron and Kay, Tim , Seldom Seen Chris D., Mark, Ling, and new guys Chris S.and Todd.   We camped at the east end of the Leap, a first for all of us, and it worked out well. 

Shuteye Ridge Adventure!

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