Climbing in San Diego

One-Day or One-Month Pass for Rock-Climbing Sessions at Rock Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Rock Fitness

Wildomar

$30 $15

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Open 24 hours a day, indoor rock-climbing gym offers challenging bouldering problems and towering top-rope routes on jagged, slanted walls

Indoor Rock Climbing at Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Climbing crags coated in realistic texture challenges climbers to master top-rope, cave, and bouldering areas in included rental gear

Two Visits and Classes, Two One-Month Memberships, or a Birthday Party at Aesthetic Climbing Gym (Up to 68% Off)

Aesthetic Climbing Gym

Lake Forest

$90 $29

Indoor climbing gym offers 8,000 square feet of climbing terrain for visitors, members, and birthday-party attendees

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

Rockreation

Costa Mesa

$40 $20

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

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

ClimbX

Huntington Beach

$265 $59

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

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

Sender One Climbing

Santa Ana

$83.75 $40

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

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

Rock City Climbing

Anaheim Hills

$425 $44

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

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Kayakers glide past ice shelves in the glacial waters of Patagonia. A continent over, hikers pose for a picture at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro—the highest point in Africa—before looking out onto the Tanzanian landscape. The Southern Terrain's team of licensed, bonded, and insured outdoor enthusiasts coordinates once-in-a-lifetime trips like these to storied destinations around the world.

To facilitate safe and memorable experiences, fitness experts arrange adventure-training programs so that explorers arrive ready not only to climb, hike, and kayak, but also to handle elevated altitudes. The professionally guided excursions typically maintain a traveler-to-guide ratio of eight to one. To support eco-friendly travel, The Southern Terrain partners with the nonprofit program iJourney Green, which helps adventurers to sustain the parts the world they visit.

1 Father Junipero Serra Trl.
San Diego,
California
US

In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.

The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.

3125 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego,
CA
US

Social conventions dictate that lawyers shouldn't hop around on trampolines and doctors shouldn't play in foam pits, but Jump Around Now is a place where adults can bend the rules a bit. The 35,000-square-foot indoor park welcomes children and grownups alike to let loose on custom-built equipment that practically begs to be played on. For instance, there's a 12,000-square-foot trampoline area that features not only an entire bouncy floor, but also an angled trampoline wall to use as a springboard. Visitors seeking other ways to get vertical can strap into a harness for the Skywalk, which circles the park from above and features challenging elements such as rope steps, tight ropes, and dive-bombing airplanes. Of course, if you just want to let the kids roam around and have all the fun, there's a relaxing on-site caf? where you can sip a latte and surf the web.

1675 Brandywine Avenue
Chula Vista,
CA
US

Vital Climbing Gym combines the facilities of a rock-climbing center with the comforts of a coffee lounge, giving members a place to strengthen their bodies and relax their minds. The 24-hour gym entices members to climb at any time of day without concern for injury on rocky walls that are built for bouldering, a style of climbing that keeps climbers low to the ground and requires no safety equipment or backup support. Before or after climbing sessions, clients can relax on a comfortable couch, sip a hot beverage from the espresso machine, connect to the gym’s WiFi network, and talk technique with fellow climbers.

6102 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad,
CA
US

Arcadian Ascents helps students to master the art of open-air rock climbing with guided excursions and onsite lessons for all experience levels. The maximum student-to-instructor ratio for each class is 4:1, and all guides and instructors have earned certifications as single pitch instructors from the American Mountain Guides Association and as wilderness first responders from the Wilderness Medicine Institute. Private and group courses cover material from basic rock movement to custom-designed courses on speed climbing, self-rescue, and advanced rope technique. Arcadian Ascents provides all equipment for most courses, including climbing shoes, helmets, ropes, and mountain-goat bribes.

Rock-ascending buffs can also expand their experience and strive for new personal achievements on guided trips to Mexico or Spain. Veteran climber and guide Josh Wieberg leads his charges with experience climbing from Canada to Italy and wields his BA in history and philosophy to teach in public schools when not scaling their brick walls.

1032 Tait St
Oceanside,
CA
US

Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.

40500 Highway 79
Temecula,
CA
US