Man with glasses helps young boy put on harness for rock climbing in front of an indoor rock wall.

New child climbing programs

Coming soon – guardian participation program at both locations for young children!

Developed and tested by the owners of The Pad on their own kids, this program is designed to teach parents the skills needed to encourage exploration of your child’s world through smart risk. Instructors will support caregiver’s choice of words and strategies as we use the gym amenities to give young bodies and minds a place to explore with some risk and adventure. 

Will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Starting October 1st, the Pad SLO will be offering a youth introduction to climbing course!

Kids will learn everything they need to know to be self-sufficient in the gym. Develop and teach basic climbing skills and techniques to children ages 6+. We aim to foster a love for climbing, athletics, and build a community of young passionate climbers. On this team, kids will learn how to boulder and top rope safely under the supervision of experienced coaches. A great beginner team to introduce your kids to the world of climbing.

Takes place on Saturday mornings.