Vertical practice at Castle Rock State Park, Saturday, August 25


I know you are all extremely sad because you haven’t had your fix of verticalness this month. But don’t worry! We have the solution for your vertical blues. How about a practice? But not just your regular vertical practice, one on real rock, with real trees! Um, er, well, yeah, the trees at the Frantz’s and Tom and Gail’s are pretty real too, so scratch that. So, real rock! Yeah!

We would be having it this Saturday at Castle Rock State Park:

Which is here:

Really close, isn’t it? Perfect for going there for a couple hours and still having the rest of the day for doing something else (something not as cool and exciting, obviously).

The practice would start around 10:00 am, and depending on how many people are interested it could run to around 5:00 pm or so.

I don’t have specifics yet on where exactly in the park we will meet, but it will most probably be at Goat Rock.

If you are interested, please let me know so that I can know how many people to expect, and please let me know if I should bring vertical gear for you.

Please bring a helmet (and a headlamp, just in case), gloves, and often kneepads are very welcome when practicing rebelays next to the rock. Some protection from the sun, and a jacket because it can get chilly. Water! And snacks.

Again, please let me know if you are coming! I’ll be sending specifics to the people who sign up.

See you this Saturday!

– Fofo

Vertical practice tomorrow, June 5


Have you recently felt the need to climb on a tree and just hang out there, bat-like, just chillin’?

I know, it’s been a while, I feel that urge too, so to quench that thirst, let’s meet tomorrow for our monthly vertical practice.

Our kind hosts will be Bill and Peri Frantz. You can arrive after 6:30, the grill should be ready for cooking whatever culinary marvel you would like to bring. It’s a “modified potluck,” so please bring your own main dish and a small side dish or dessert for sharing.

After dinner we’ll get on rope and we’ll practice some of the ups and downs (and in-betweens) of vertical caving. Bring your own vertical gear, if you have it; if not, don’t worry, we’ll have some for you to try. Bring a jacket (it gets cold out there!) and a helmet with a light.

The address to La Casa Frantz:
16345 Englewood Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032

On Google Maps:

See you tomorrow!

– Fofo