Climbing in Lakewood

$44 for Rock-Climbing Class and Two Months of Unlimited Rock Climbing at Rock City Climbing ($425 Value)

Rock City Climbing

Anaheim Hills

Certified instructors teach belay technique to partners equipped with rental shoes and harness before letting them explore spacious gym

$425 $44

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Children's Winter Camp Sessions at arc (Up to 43% Off). Four Options Available.

arc

Hancock Park Elementary

Kids ages 4–11 learn about music, science, and photography with hands-on activities during winter camp sessions

$265 $150

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Rock Climbing or Canyoneering Tour for 2 or 4, or Hiking Tour for 2 with SoCal Adventure Company (Up to 58% Off)

SoCal Adventure Company

Multiple Locations

Outdoor experts guide small groups as they traverse picturesque canyons and rappel off of waterfalls and rock walls

$300 $150

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Beginner Rock Climbing or Advanced Lead Climbing for One or Two at The Stronghold Climbing Gym (Up to 50% Off)

The Stronghold Climbing Gym

Los Angeles

Learn rock wall skills, including climbing safety, communication and climbing with top-rope belay; lead climbing offers advanced training

$35 $19

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Two-Month Rock-Climbing Package with Technique Class or a Kids’ Climbing Party for Up to 10 (Up to 78% Off)

ClimbX

Huntington Beach

Unlimited rock climbing lets guests work out and sharpen their skills; two-hour kids’ climbing party with a party area and staffers to help

$265 $59

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Introductory Climbing Class or Kids' Climbing Activities at Sender One Climbing (Up to 52% Off)

Sender One Climbing

Santa Ana

25,000-square-foot climbing facility with classes for adults and fun climbing-themed activities for kids

$83.75 $40

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Intro to Rock-Climbing Class for One or Two or Climbing Series for One at Rockreation (Up to 51% Off)

Rockreation

Costa Mesa

Skilled instructors teach safety and technique basics; 12,000 square feet of bouldering and cliffs challenge climbers of all skill levels

$40 $20

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Gravity Paragliding was born from early history of the sport entering the USA. Back in 1995 the true passion and dedication to Paragliding and flying as free as a Bird. The selfishness was never present, and the wish to introduce the sport to everyone and its evolution.

1260 East 2nd Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

Shawn Crawford has been climbing for more than 40 years, working with wilderness search and rescue at age 13 and later serving as a park ranger. Today, he’s the owner and head instructor at Rock City Climbing, where he puts his American Mountaineering and Guiding Association certification to use as he teaches climbers of all experience levels techniques of top-rope climbing, belaying, rappelling, and bouldering.

Inside a gym equipped with more than 10,000 feet of climbing walls, as well as top-rope and bouldering areas, students learn basic and advanced climbing techniques in a range of classes. As they climb, instructors introduce techniques such as hand and foot placement and what to do if gravity starts working in reverse. Visitors can leave the main floor to explore a tunnel maze behind the climbing walls, filled with trap doors, narrow passageways, and drops of up to 11 feet.

When not overseeing his gym, Shawn leads outdoor climbing excursions to challenging locales such as Joshua Tree, Riverside Quarry, and the Statue of Liberty. He also oversees a nearby ropes course, where staffers help groups and individuals navigate two ziplines, as well as more than 20 aerial challenges at heights of up to 60 feet.

5100 E La Palma Ave, Ste 108
Anaheim,
CA
US

When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.

16801 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley,
CA
US

More than 20,000 students per year learn something new?from karate skills to calculus?through arc. Its?award-winning educational programs have been inspiring California kids since 2001, with the primary mission of bridging gaps in their understanding. In fact, that mission gave the company its name, which is a reference to the shape of a bridge. Check out our arc FAQs below.

How old are arc students?

They range from elementary school students to high schoolers.

arc hosts enrichment classes, right?

Yep, and enrichment camps, too, for when kids are on break from school. They're all segmented by age, and cover topics like robotics, photography, theater, and hip-hop dance.

What if my kid needs some fresh air?

Check out the Great Outdoor Adventure Leadership Series (G.O.A.L.S.) for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Students in the series explore some of Southern California's most rugged terrain through rock climbing, hiking, and mountain goat exchange programs.

This is awesome, but my kid needs help with homework assignments. Can that happen?

Yes. arc facilitates peer-to-peer tutoring, credit recovery classes, and morning homework sessions called "Breakfast Clubs."

413 North Oak Street
Inglewood,
CA
US

Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Every summer, the Trans-Sierra Club takes four groups on a 75-mile trek, across their namesake mountain range to the highest altitude peak in the contiguous United States: Mount Whitney. The mountain measures 14,500 feet high, and while it has been summited by more than one fifth grader, don't be fooled. The route to the top is far from child's play. Participants must hike 8-12 miles a day and carry their own food and camping gear. However, the spectacular views?and the sense of accomplishment?that await at the summit are worth the sweaty journey.

18605 Devonshire Street
Los Angeles,
CA
US