Without climbing, the only way to survive in today's skyscraper-filled cities is to grow plungers for hands. Learn to exist in an urban milieu with today’s Groupon to Rocknasium in Davis. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a one-day adult Public Pass ($14), equipment rental ($6), and a belay class ($10) (a $30 total value).
- For $49, you get a one-month membership, including use of all equipment, for yourself and your immediate family (a $100 value).
One of the oldest-running indoor rock climbing gyms in the nation, Rocknasium contains 8,000 feet of scalable walls suitable for first-time climbers or seasoned masters of vertical movement. The climate-controlled, 3600-square foot facility facilitates scrambles up steep surfaces seven days per week. Learn how to use ropes to suspend and secure bodies while standing in line at the DMV thanks to the latest safety gear and belay instruction (ages 13+). Or take advantage of a family membership, where even very young children can safely attempt gravity-defying ascents; meanwhile, those on the ground can prep climbing muscles using on-site weights and cardio equipment. Elsewhere—whether it’s through various classes, film festivals, kids' programs, or barbecue potlucks—Rocknasium enables its patrons to easily scale walls of social isolation, as well as the castle walls of un-chill feudal oppressors.
Any climber who's passed through Davis or Sacramento in the last two decades has probably spent some time in the Rocknasium. Founded in 1992, the mom-and-pop climbing shop is one of the oldest indoor climbing gyms in the United States. Rebuilt for its 20th anniversary, the gym is now bigger than ever, with climbing enthusiasts scrambling over 5000 square feet of recreated terrain. Sporting more than two dozen toprope stations, a 16-foot bouldering wall, and a mammoth lead climbing roof (complete with stalactites), the gym lets climbers practice their craft without ever leaving its cool, climate-controlled confines.
These extensive climbing resources helped the shop establish its tight-knit community of climbers, but Rocknasium's fitness offerings go far beyond the vertical. A full complement of cardio and weight training machines help members meet traditional fitness goals, and a dedicated yoga room hosts a full schedule of group classes. The gym also employs certified personal trainers and other instructors, whose insights and personal attention can optimize any workout routine. No matter what exercises they choose, members can clean up afterward with a hot, relaxing shower complete with towel service.
In addition to meeting the needs of serious climbers, Rocknasium also welcomes beginners looking to make their first ascent. The gym frequently hosts kids' birthday parties, summer and after-school programs, and even corporate teambuilding exercises. They also have a portable climbing wall used for on-location climbing whenever miniature mountains aren't available.
720 Olive Dr.
Davis, California 95616