The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for a beginners' climbing package (up to a $30 total value)
- Day pass (a $14 value)
- Equipment rental (a $6 value)
- Introductory belay class (a $10 value)
$49 for a one-month family membership (a $100 value)
Climbers surmount more than 5,000 square feet of vertical paths inside Rocknasium, where staffers outfit guests in the proper safety equipment before sending them onto climbing terrain that suits patrons of all skill levels. The facility, featuring stalactite obstacles, a 16-foot bouldering wall, and shower facilities, presents a chance to escape the earthly terrain through use of upper-body strength, careful path planning, and thousands of Clif Bars stacked on top of each other to use as a ladder. Included belaying courses equip day-passers and members with the skills needed to best vertical rockscapes, imparting the know-how to carefully use friction on ropes to aid in ascension and safely descending back to the cushiony blue turf.
A mom-and-pop climbing shop serving Davis and Sacremento since 1992, Rocknasium stands as a monument to local owners Mark Leffler and Carter Schmeck's lifelong love of climbing. Inside its spacious confines, the gym houses everything climbers need, with 5,000 square feet of technicolor walls joining stalactites and steep bouldering courses. The gym's experienced staff help guests navigate this vertical playground, helping climbers of all ages and ability levels start coordination- and strength-building jaunts up their scalable walls. The team's encouraging and informative classes clue students in to the secrets of the sport, with emphases on movement, technique, and rope work laying the foundation for a well-rounded skill set. The gym's pro shop stocks mountain-ready equipment for any type of climb, and a small fitness area and yoga room lets guests pair each intense climbing session with equally challenging rounds of weightlifting or yoga.
In addition to welcoming members for open climbing times, the gym also greets guests for everything from birthday parties to a superhero-themed summer camp. The team even takes its show on the road, bringing climbing access to outdoor events via a portable wall.
There is a wide selection of routes and relatively steady rotation in of new ones.Kev C., Yelp, 7/2/11
The staff are helpful, super nice, and ready to show you the ropes if needed.J F., Yelp, 9/18/11
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Was an amazing time and can't wait to go again :)”
“It's a great place with great staff, if only membership were more affordable....”
“nice gym, friendly and helpful staff. good for kids. lots to do.”
720 Olive Dr.
Davis, California 95616