The Pad Climbing


Origin Climbing of Henderson, NV joins The Pad Climbing Family

After five years of independent ownership, Origin Climbing will be part of The Pad family of gyms, retaining owners John Wilder and Andy Raether at the gym and in larger scale operations. “I couldn’t be more excited,” says COO Kristin Horowitz, of the acquisition, “John has been a friend of mine for over a decade […]

8/24 World Climbing Day – Free climbing at all our locations

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Free climbing for EVERYONE at our locations on August 24th (a Saturday) We are participating in a campaign spearheaded by The North Face – “Walls are Meant for Climbing.” [/vc_column_text][gap][vc_column_text] Since 1966, we have viewed walls not as obstacles, but as opportunities.From the big walls of Yosemite to the high peaks of the […]

SLO Paddie Camps are here!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Paddie campers are given instruction on the many fun aspects of climbing including: basic climbing technique, bouldering fundamentals, belaying, knot craft, and much more. They’ll try out many other high energy activities such as climbing games, slacklining, and a miniature competition at the end of each weekly session. Our instructors work with each […]

Change your little’s life with a SLO Paddie Camp!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Help your child learn grit, problem solving, goal setting and more in a supportive team setting! This isn’t a summer camp where you ditch your kid and call it a day! Paddie campers are given instruction on the many fun aspects of climbing including: basic climbing technique, bouldering fundamentals, belaying, knot craft, and much […]

Santa Maria gets a youth climbing team!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Summer’s out and it’s time to get strong! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] We are so excited to announce that we are forming a competitive team for the Santa Maria area youth! While climbing can be a solo or partner sport, teaming up is a time honored tradition. These are not after-school programs. They are for kids […]

The Pad Climbing offers gym-to-crag instruction!

[vc_row padding_bottom=”0″][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Looking to hit the rocks outside but don’t know where to get started? We’re pleased to announce that we’re now offering two courses to get you going in San Luis Obispo: First classes: 1/19/19 1:30pm – Essential Knots for Rock Climbing and Rappelling 1/26/19 1:30pm – Anchor Building 101 ____________________________ Essential Knots – […]

Stop letting your self-imposed limits get you down and get back up with climbing!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] What if you woke up tomorrow and you stopped telling yourself the stories you’ve been telling yourself about why something isn’t for you? That you’re too heavy That you’re out of shape That you’re weak That you’re not fit enough That you’re not attractive enough That you’re not brave enough That you don’t […]

4 Tips for climbing with extra pounds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Let’s get real. It can be pretty intimidating to walk into any setting where there are people who are tight bodied and train hard. You feel judged. You judge yourself. You feel guilty. You feel watched. We get you. We strive to be the most inclusive community you will ever find. We don’t care […]

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Our youth camps are STILL operating but full. If you see people at the gym, this is why. 

SLO County is recommending everyone get tested as often as possible to drive case numbers down. 

If you’re curious about conditions that will allow us to reopen, CLICK HERE to see the state dashboard.

Currently, purple = closed. Red = 10% capacity. Orange = 25% capacity. Yellow = 50% capacity.