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The Pad Climbing

24/7 Access – why it’s something we prioritize

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 […]

CORONA VIRUS OPERATIONS UPDATES

7/14 – SM Closed, SLO Closing Wednesday at 10 pm We have gotten confirmation that SLO anticipates qualifying for fitness center closure on Wednesday, which means we will be closed on Thursday. We do believe that NV may be next. We understand that this is for an initial three week period, to be reevaluated by […]

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 […]

YES – The Pad Climbing is expanding!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”7/12″][vc_column_text] by COO – Kristin Horowitz Yishai and I are the kind to go public as soon as we can but growing up from a loosely organized wall in a storage unit to a world-class rope gym has caused some major changes for how we’re used to operating. We get inquiries weekly or more […]

Santa Maria Open House 1/21 – 1/31

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Paddies! No excuses! Bring as many friends as much as they want! Members who get people to sign up get $10 per sign up off their membership Yoga clinics: 1/20 @ 1 pm, 1/23 @ 5:30 pm – This isn’t just a class, it’s an immersive “why do this, how to do it well, and why […]

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