Let’s Get Rock Solid: Rock Climbing Gyms


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 two rock climbing gyms here.

Vertex Climbing Gym in 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 $12 special for climbing with rental gear Friday evenings from 6:00-10:00 pm! They’ve also announced that they will be opening a new and renovated climbing gym this fall so keep an eye out!

Rockzilla in 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 diverse 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.