If the weather is dreary and you’re tired of running on the treadmill or doing weight machines while your mind wanders, maybe it’s time to try something new and exciting like rock climbing. With a mental challenge of figuring out hand and foot placement and a physical challenge of pulling your body weight up the wall, it could be just the thing for you! Check out Sonoma County’s rock climbing gyms here.
Vertex Climbing Gym – Santa Rosa
Vertex is a large climbing gym with day pass, membership, and punch card options on the border of Santa Rosa and Fulton. Besides rock climbing, they also have classes for aerial silks, acroyoga, yoga, and kettle bell training. And if you’re a student, be sure to check out their $16 special for climbing with rental gear Friday evenings from 6:00-10:00 pm!
Session Climbing – Santa Rosa
Experienced local climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Mike Shaffer have embarked in a new and exciting project, Session Climbing. The brand new 23,000 square foot indoor climbing gym is set to blow your mind. The state of the art facility will have bouldering, rope climbing, yoga and more traditional fitness training. Session will also have a 2,000 square feet lounge where you can study, work or simply meet friends in between climbs. Founding membership is on sale now, but not for long! Set to open Spring 2022.
Rockzilla – Napa
Founded in 2007, Rockzilla has a mission of creating a family-friendly environment for climbers of all walks of life. They also have a variety of climbing walls such as the standard wall, boulders, and even chimneys. And with a flat rate of $22 for an all-day pass with gear, it’s the perfect place to test out the waters and see if you’ve found your new hobby.