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
$149 for a three-month Summer Fun family membership (a $300 value) * Unlimited admission for a household, defined as financially dependent family members who live together * Equipment rental, including climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags<p>
$15 for a beginners’ climbing package (up to a $30 total value) * Day pass (a $14 value) * Equipment rental, including climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags (a $6 value) * Basic belay class (a $10 value)<p>
Climbers surmount more than 5,000 square feet of vertical terrain inside Rocknasium, a spacious air-conditioned rock gym. Here, experienced staff outfit guests in the proper equipment, such as climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags, and walk them through safety information before sending them onto climbing terrain that suits patrons of all skill levels. Featuring stalactite obstacles, a 16-foot bouldering wall, and showers, this vertical playground presents a chance to escape earthly terrain through use of upper-body strength and careful path planning. Belay classes equip climbers with the know-how to carefully use friction on ropes to aid in scaling up and safely retreating back to the cushiony turf. Whether they’re climbing with ropes or clambering unaided up boulders, clients can expect a significant boost to their strength and power.<p>
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.
Having been climbing at the Rock for a year or so now, I can say it's a fantastic climbing gym with a familial atmosphere!Sharon O., Yelp, 11/27/11
The new gym still has the great "old gym" feel of a climbing community built around friends & family.Trish A., Yelp, 8/15/12