“Starting Rock Crawling” clinic experience:
“We had no idea that any vehicle could have gone over a trail like that the way we did. Normally we would have been very skeptical of doing something like this. OK - not just skeptical, how about, “No way”. Taking this class with an experienced trainer like Tom with his expertise, gave us a confidence I never thought possible, especially over a trail like this. The trail was rough, tough, nasty and scary, testing all of your abilities. It is hard to explain what this has done for us for our future jeep adventures. The only thing we can say it is “Priceless”. It’s a must for all who enjoy going out on the trails. Mark my words, you will not be disappointed.”
Darlene, Mongo & Julian
This clinic is specifically designed to get you on-the-rocks! The clinic makes use of numerous trails with a high rock content. If you plan to do the famous Rubicon Trail, you should try to sign up for all the Rock Driving Clinic dates. You can sign up for the Rock clinic even if you are not planning to do the Rubicon.
The Rock Driving Clinic is held in either
Johnson Valley or in the
Calico Mountain Area depending on weather and season.
The objective of the Rock Driving Clinic is to increase your comfort in dealing with rocks, rocks and more rocks. This is a weekend with the coaching of an experienced guide and the help of fellow travelers.
You will gain new confidence with the capabilities of your vehicle and your skill in dealing with rocks.
For this class you need a street legal, insured 4WD with a low range transfer case.
You must have at least one tow hook (or tow point) on the front and one on the rear.
You need an FRS radio and no side steps.
Rock rails are highly recommended. Without them you risk rocker panel damage
You need a tow strap (no metal hooks on the ends), a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and a Hi-lift jack.
|Recommended items include a winch, all your camping gear for a week on the trail (including one or 2 coolers), and all the spare parts you plan to carry. If you plan to do the Rubicon, bring your Rubicon trip pasengers. You will find out how the vehicle handles with the load you plan on carrying across the Rubicon Trail. You might call it a shake down for your gear and passenger too! The class is limited to 10 vehicles.|
|All vehicles can expect some "pin striping" from the trail side bushes. Vehicle damage is possible but not likely. If you or your vehicle is not ready for the Rock Driving Clinic, you should sign up for the Advanced Beginner Clinic It will help you learn to pick lines without the higher risks of damage on the big rocks.|
|You need a capabable and prep'ed 4WD. Bring your own vehicle or use one of ours.|
If you are not satisfied and do not feel you received good value for your money and time, send us an email explaining why and the full price of the class will be refunded, no questions asked. You may keep all handouts as our apology.
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