New gym changes FAQ!

New member? Considering membership? What does the upcoming transition mean for me?

  • When will the new gym be open?
    • It's a really complicated construction project, so we have a window of October 24-November 7th. We will keep updating you as we know more.
  • When will the SLO gym close?
    • We are going to try to minimize the time one is down and the other is up. We estimate we'll be closed for two weeks at both locations as we transition, but we're hoping to allow limited access depending on how route setting and installation goes while we take stuff out of SLO Op and move it to the new gym. At the very least, we will have a soft opening with hours to help people get belay certified and get tours ahead of official opening.
  • Will I have to pay for my membership when the SLO Op closes for the transition?
    • We will not pro-rate or refund people for the time SLO Op is down and The Pad is up. We just don't have the manpower to do it and we're operating in good faith that a couple weeks at the old rate is worth having an epic new gym at a killer price. You can always go down to Santa Maria or climb outside in the meantime to expend that psych energy!
  • Will the rate change for membership?
    • Yes. Base membership will go from $55 to $65 at the SLO location. This includes all our expanded classes, clinics, events, and of course the epic new gym. You will have access to The Pad in Santa Maria for this price.
    • The price will not change for our Santa Maria location, but reciprocal membership will require paying membership at the new rate.
  • Will there still be 24/7 unstaffed access?
    • Of course. We wouldn't be us without that! The SLO gym is designed to have bouldering be 24/7 access but the roped area will be gated when we are unstaffed.
  • What will the new hours be?
    • We are thinking about changing visitor hours for Santa Maria's location but nothing confirmed yet.
    • The SLO gym will be open 11 am to 10 pm to visitors.
  • What should I get excited about?
    • Events! Showers! Slacklines! Ropes! Kids' area! Tons of yoga and other fitness classes. Courses designed to get you good at climbing! We are EXCITED about making this go!

      Questions? Email executive directors/future The Pad owner: Kristin@ThePadClimbing.org