Welcome to The Pad!

You’re not entering a climbing gym, you’re joining a community.

If you’ve never been climbing before, here’s what you need to know:

You don’t have to have experience or be in amazing shape.

Plan your visit during our staffed open hours – 11am to 10pm. You do NOT need to make an appointment.

Wear comfortable clothing. We have free shoes for you to use – toddler to size 15!

Tell the people at the front desk that you’re new and would like help – if they’re too busy to do it, they’ll find someone who can.

When you’re on your own, don’t be afraid to ask someone for tips on the climb you’re trying. We all started in the same place once, and it’s immensely satisfying to see people improve with tips you’ve given.

It’s easy to get started if you try bouldering first: there is no “safety equipment.”  The floor is covered with a foot of foam and vinyl. If you fall, it’s a cushioned fall. Generally our fear of falling is what keeps us from getting into too much trouble.

You don’t have to get to the top. You just have to have fun and do your best.

Save some time and sign your waiver online!

Love bouldering and want to try the bigger walls in the rope area?

A staff member will show you how to properly put one on and use our auto belays.

Also, don’t forget that your day pass includes climbing and access to our gym areas – so feel free to work out while you’re here!

Please remember – We are a fitness gym, not an amusement park. Kids have an amazing time, and so do adults, however everything we offer is really only awesome if you put the work into improving and not seeing it as a one-off adventure.

People make their best friends here, meet their mates, and change their lives in ways they never saw possible. That doesn’t happen with one visit.

Kids under 3 are free with a guardian day pass or guardian membership!

Ready to learn more about your new favorite sport?

We offer classes to level up your bouldering, learn how to belay a partner, and even lead climb once you’re ready.

Click here to find out more about available climbing classes!

Taking a belay test with us? Here’s what you need to know!

When you join our PadFam, you get -

  • 24/7 access to bouldering, lounge, weight equipment and more!
  • An opportunity to take advantage of a diverse and friendly community – our members find partners, inspiration, and life long friends
  • Commitment also leads to success in your own personal goals: from getting strong to finding a community that’s always here to support you.

In addition, we are always working with community partners to get you good stuff!!

Did you love it? Consider a 24/7 Membership!

Purchase a membership on the the same day as your visit, and we’ll refund your day pass!

Membership perks:

  • Get 24/7 Access to the bouldering area and workout spaces
  • Members-only early access to our roped climbing areas in the morning, starting at 8am
  • Kids under 3 climb free with parent membership

For more info about rates in San Luis Obispo click here

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