The Pad - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's newest climbing gym opens April 2023

The keys have been handed over and it’s been made official on Siteline!

We are moving into the Magnolia Shopping Center in “Noleta” (in between SB and Goleta).  Intrepid visitors have noticed that our landlord has put up signs in TWO different locations!

That’s right – we’ll be in two spots: 

– One will be the full-service climbing gym
– One will be a 24/7 training area with weights and training boards called The BoardRoom.

And YES, we will be raising the roof on the new location – the result will be a minimum of 35 feet! (For reference, that’s as high as the SLO location)

We’re so excited to finally be coming after over ten years of trying!


Become an original member of The BoardRoom and get a gift card!

Meet The BoardRoom! A throwback to the original experience when we first started The Pad Climbing in a storage unit over 20 years ago.
Remember that feeling when you first discovered climbing? Or are you ready to?
That psych that made you want to build a home walls in your living room and hang off door jambs and chairs trying to do hard things with friends instead of gathering around a couch and watching the Sportsball game?
Maybe you’re a golden god of climbing, maybe you’re a total newbs – it doesn’t matter – this place is where you go to share pure psych. 
Our dedicated training facility is designed to provide the space to get better at the thing you’re in love with:
  • 1,000 square feet of 25 and 40 degree training walls
  • Woods board
  • Moon board
  • campus board
  • showers
  • free weights and cardio equipment
  • 24/7 access for members.
Ready to be an original The BoardRoom Paddie? We’re working hard to make it easy to be a part of our community!
Sign up with our Early Bird promotion and:
  • get a Pad gift card on your first day at check-in
  • you’ll also get first access to the full climbing gym, also located in Magnolia Center, opening in late 2023/early 2024
  • Membership begins on opening day (Don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of heads up on when that is. Be sure to check your email!)




Sign up for a full year of membership,

*get a $100 gift card!


*Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer expires 4/20/2023. Gift cards are applicable to classes, camps, and merchandise and cannot be applied to monthly memberships. Gift cards delivered at The BoardRoom on your first visit.




Sign up for a month-to-month EFT membership,

*get a $180 gift card!


*3-month minimum required. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer expires 4/20/2023. Gift cards are applicable to classes, camps, and merchandise and cannot be applied to monthly memberships. Gift cards delivered at The BoardRoom on your first visit.


Already a member at another Pad location? Want access to The BoardRoom? Upgrade to a Climb4Community membership for as little as a $1 more per month.

Yes – you heard that right!

Climb4Community members enjoy these benefits:
  • reciprocal access to all Climb4Community gyms (not just The Pad)
  • membership rate locked in (if we raise prices, yours will stay)
  • get 15% off camps, classes, merchandise, and more
  • all while making The Pad accessible for those who otherwise may not be able to afford a membership

Looking for student memberships? If you’re not a minor but taking ten units or more, you qualify! Bring your schedule into The BoardRoom once we open (late April 2023), and enjoy the youth rate.

We also have community and corporate partner memberships!

Now that we've taken care of all your excuses, all you need to do is believe in yourself and get yourself here! We can't wait to meet you!

Facility Virtual Tour (as of 1/2/2023):

Planned Amenities

  • Dedicated lounge/coworking space
  • Free coffee, great wifi and more
  • Showers
  • 45′ rope walls
  • Speed climbing wall
  • Dedicated climbing training area
  • Large free weight area
  • Yoga/multipurpose room
  • Large youth area separate from the rest of the amenities and accessible elevator.
  • 24/7 access to bouldering and weights
  • Free rental equipment and beginner classes to get you started
  • Youth programming
  • Volunteer and scholarship opportunities 
  • Reciprocal membership with our SLO and Las Vegas locations
  • The great Pad Fam vibe you’ve come to know from us on the Central Coast! 
The Pad Climbing