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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.

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!

Valley Trip Report 4/27-28

Sean and Aaron

Ah, to be in the Valley in late April under sunny skies with the Dogwoods a-bloom and the waterfalls a-pounding.

Tablescraps Trip Report

Tablescraps at Mt. St. Helena

“I’m in the parking lot.”

“We’re in the parking lot too, but I think we’re two towns over.”

Thus began our first outdoor rock climbing trip of the season....

Round Top Trip report

The weekend went well with only the minor mishap of Tim and I missing a trail turn off.  Mark, Tim and I camped in the woods Saturday night, where we would be sheltered from the wind.  Sunday, Tim and I skied to North Peak with the intention to climb the Crescent Moon Couloir. 

Round Top

2013 Ouray Ice Festival

South Park Area

The 2013 Ouray Ice Festival was January 11-13.  This was my first time to Ouray and the festival.  Having only limited ice experience (I've climbed at Lee Vining and June Lake),  Ouray was amazing with its short approach to hundreds of routes and great ice.  Getting to Ouray can be a bit expensive but well worth the cost.

Tuolumne 8/31-9/3 Trip Report

Fall has come to the mountains.  The afternoon thundershowers of last month are gone. The days are clear, bright and warm.  The nights chilly. (Ice formed  in Lea's Camel back left out on the bear box.)  The trip was a great success, with the unusual feature of a rotating cast of climbers.  Some people came up early and climbed Fri and Saturday, some climbed Saturday and Sunday then beat the traffic by going home. And a few climbed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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