Back when we were the country’s first nonprofit bouldering gym, it was an easy call to make. We started out in a little storage unit and it was janky matresses on the floor and old clocks on the wall – nothing to steal, no reason not to trust. The storage unit had 24/7 access, and […]
Ascent Ventures, The Pad Climbing, and The Pad Origin will be joining the Stop Hate For Profit campaign starting on July 1. This campaign is supported by the ADL, NAACP, and others. We pledge to not only stop all ad spends on Facebook and Instagram: we are also going to be going silent on these […]
One of the bonuses of being part of the PadFam is that we work hard to make climbing as accessible as possible. You’ve seen the free shoes, you’ve seen us implement our volunteer program, and now it’s time for . . . ACCESS WHENEVER YOU WANT TO GO! The staff at Origin has been working […]
The PadFam app is here! When you download the app, you’ll get notice of changes affecting your gym first! Book your session during the pandemic restrictions with ease. And find out what else is going on, easily! When using the app: Set your home gym location – you can change it in settings Allow push […]
The Pad’s California gyms in SLO and Santa Maria are expected to be able to open THIS Friday according to news outlets (you’d be surprised how hard it is to figure this out). Previously, Santa Barbara county said they’d be two weeks behind the allowable date set forth by the California government, but according to […]
We’re looking for a head coach in all of our locations! If you’re looking for an incredible, engaged, and friendly place to be, have we got the job for you! You’ll join our wonderful team and membership in changing lives: we mean it when we say we’re about climbing, community, fitness, and love. We are […]
Watching companies throw up “we will do better” posts and people demanding them has me (Kristin, CEO) rather incensed. People are responding quickly so that people won’t cancel-culture us – and largely those posts aren’t for the people who are really doing the work right now. There’s a line going around that says if we […]
Now that the NV government has gotten together – our leadership has too, and our grand re-opening date will be Monday, June 1. This allows us to finish up projects, run our staff through the procedures to get the kinks out, give us time to respond to any other road blocks they throw at us […]
CEO Kristin was at one point a “famous” climbing writer – for her trip reports all over the US. She’s gathered all those writings, NOT edited them, and packaged them up to fundraise for climbing gym membership scholarships. Buy one today!
We are setting up a scholarship program for climbers who cannot afford to return to the gym due to financial troubles. If you would like to contribute to this fund, your donation is fully tax deductible! Donate today!