Intro Class San Diego


every Saturday in San Diego

From: $160.00

Experience rock climbing in San Diego. Our Intro to rock climbing is great for everybody with little or no experience at all! Master the basics of top-rope climbing and become familiar with up-to-date equipment such as ropes, harnesses, carabiners, belay devices, and helmets. Let us embrace the cooling temperatures of the morning and meet up for a rock climbing class in the shade of Mission Trails’ stunning granite rocks. This class is a great opportunity for those who have been indoor rock climbing and want to experience what it’s like outdoors. We are committed to enriching your knowledge about rock climbing with many hands-on activities and first-hand stories from our own longtime personal climbing experiences.

Every Saturday @ 7:00am - 12:00pm (5h)

For booking, choose available date/s in calendar below.

Happy customers

Highly recommend Fabi! He is super organized, friendly and safe. He was on time, prepared with everything we needed, fully explained everything we needed to know and made sure we felt safe during every step. He’s super encouraging and really knows what he is doing!
Anna T.
What an amazing experience! We took the beginners class, and so happy we did, Fabi was very knowledgeable, breaking instructions down step by step making it easier and fun to learn! After learning all the important safety steps we got to climbing right away, with fabi right there giving us pointers on the best route to take. I left class feeling more confident in my abilities to climb. Fabi has such a chill, friendly, and encouraging way of teaching, it felt like we were learning with a friend. I highly reccomend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Fabi!
Kailyn F.
Had such an incredible time doing my first trad rock climbing multi pitch! Coach Jakob was extremely professional and taught my friend and I so much. We went up over 2,000 feet and got to the top of a stunning mountain in Idyllwild. He was informative and we felt completely safe the entire time. It was a fun and beautiful adventure. We would highly recommend Jakob and Chillino Rock Climbing Group for your upcoming adventures!
Valerie H.
My partner and I just finished an intro climbing class with Chillino and it was fantastic! Our guide was Fabi and he was knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging and always put safety first. A great introduction to outdoor climbing with an emphasis on learning basics the right way and having fun, whatever your skill level. We started with an overview of equipment, a short hike in Mission Hills and a thorough training on using the equipment. We had the chance to do several lines at our own pace. All were a good challenge! Overall, a great class and highly recommend :)
Grace M.
Absolutely incredible experience! I hardly have any experience as a climber and Fabian did a great job at showing me the basics and making sure I knew how to safely and adequately climb. There was plenty of time for me to get my hands dirty and the location was beautiful! The team that came along was very positive and encouraging! Would definitely recommend Fabian's climbing options!
Tiffany C.

Dates + Time:

Every Saturday @ 7:00am – 12:00pm (5h).


Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, Our meeting point: Visitor center of “Mission Trails Regional Park” – address: 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA, 92119

Class Includes:

  • 5 hours of professional instruction through certified guides
  • all safety equipment: harness, helmet, rock shoes, belay device, ropes
  • Class Goals:

    Become familiar with climbing related terminology and learn all the basic skills required for top rope climbing through direct application. Be able to answer the following questions after our 5 hour class:
  • what is top rope climbing and how is it distinguished from other types of climbing? who is the belayer and what responsibilities do belayers have?
  • what are the standard climbing commands between climber and belayer what are the specific characteristics of a modern climbing harness?
  • how do I get lowered off the climb?
  • what is a partner check?
  • what are basic climbing techniques and how do I apply those?
  • what are the special characteristics of rock climbing shoes?
  • why is it important to wear a helmet?
  • how do I tie myself to the rope?
  • what is an ATC belay device and how do I use it?
  • …and many more





    August 2023: 08/19, 7am-12pm | 08/26, 7am – 12pm

    September 2023: 09/02, 7am-12pm | 09/09, 7am-12pm | 09/16, 7am-12pm | 09/23, 7am-12pm | 09/30, 7am-12pm

    October 2023: 10/07, 7am-12pm | 10/14, 7am-12pm | 10/21, 7am-12pm | 10/28, 7am-12pm

    November 2023: 11/04, 7am-12pm | 11/11, 7am-12pm | 11/18, 7am-12pm | 11/25, 7am-12pm

    December 2023: 12/02, 7am-12pm | 12/09, 7am-12pm | 11/18, 7am-12pm | 11/16, 7am-12pm | 12/23, 7am-12pm

    January 2024: 01/06, 7am-12pm | 01/13, 7am-12pm | 01/20, 7am-12pm | 01/27, 7am-12pm

    February 2024: 02/03, 7am-12pm | 02/10, 7am-12pm | 02/17, 7am-12pm | 02/24, 7am-12pm

    March 2024: 03/002, 7am-12pm | 03/09, 7am-12pm | 03/16, 7am-12pm | 03/23, 7am-12pm | 03/30, 7am-12pm

    April 2024: 04/06, 7am-12pm | 04/13, 7am-12pm | 04/20, 7am-12pm | 04/27, 7am-12pm

    May 2024: 05/04, 7am-12pm | 05/11, 7am-12pm | 05/18, 7am-12pm | 05/25, 7am-12pm

    June 2024: 06/01, 7am-12pm | 06/08, 7am-12pm | 06/15, 7am-12pm | 06/22, 7am – 12pm | 06/29, 7am – 12pm

    July 2024: 07/06, 7am-12pm | 07/13, 7am-12pm | 07/20, 7am-12pm | 07/27, 7am-12pm

    August 2024: 08/03, 7am-12pm | 08/10, 7am-12pm | 08/17, 7am-12pm | 08/24, 7am-12pm | 08/31, 7a,-12pm


    About Climbing at Mission Trails:

    September 2024: 09/07, 7am-12pm | 09/14, 7am-12pm | 09/21, 7am-12pm | 09/28, 7am-12pm

    October 2024: 10/05, 7am-12pm | 10/12, 7am-12pm | 10/19, 7am-12pm | 10/26, 7am-12pm

    November 2024: 11/02, 7am-12pm | 11/09, 7am-12pm | 11/16, 7am-12pm | 11/23, 7am-12pm | 11/30, 7am-12pm

    Welcome to San Diego’s backyard and NATURE playground. Mission Trails has a long history of rock climbing tracing back to the mid/late 50’s. Today, about 200 different rock climbs have been established in the area – most of them are great for beginner to intermediate rock climbers. The average length of routes for the Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing San Diego course is about 45 – 60ft./15-20 meters with a few up to 100ft./30 meters.

    Mission Trails offers the most accessible rope climbing in San Diego. It is very close to the city and beaches (25min. drive) and for a good reason it has become a popular recreational hotspot in San Diego for hikers, rock-climbers and mountain bikers. A one mile short approach trail leads to the start of the first climb in under 20min. One of the great things about the Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing San Diego course in Mission Trails, is that a majority of the climbs are not as steep compared to what is traditionally found at climbing gyms, making it a perfect place for your first time rock climbing experience. Many low angle climbs help to let you focus on your climbing technique, especially footwork, which is one of the most important basic climbing techniques. Low angle climbs are also not as intense as steep/overhanging climbs so you will have moments to look around and enjoy the views while you’re on the rock, making for a very well rounded experience. Considering Mission Trails extremely close proximity to the city, it is an excellent spot to immerse yourself in nature while not having to travel a great distance to do so.

    The park offers a variety of animal and plant life which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. An early morning arrival time is ideal for summer months when the temperature climbs to moderate but at times, somewhat warm, temperatures. Outdoor climbing with the Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing San Diego course is an awesome way to build relationships, share laughs, and generally just have a good time doing something you wouldn’t normally do in San Diego.