|720 Olive Drive, Suite S (all the way at the end)|
|(down the street from Redrum Burger)|
The Rocknasium is an indoor rock climbing gym and pro-shop with rock climbing gear.
Rocknasium is Davis' own local indoor rock climbing gym and pro-shop. Established in 1992 Rocknasium is one of the oldest indoor climbing gyms in the country. Serving Davis, Sacramento, and surrounding areas for over 20 years, they are proud to bring you awesome climbing, bouldering, fitness, yoga and more! As a small business, they offer a true "mom & pop" feel to the gym, and provide a great space for the climbing community to train, have fun, and hang out with friends.
In 2012 Rocknasium celebrated their 20th anniversary by building an entirely new gym just a couple of doors down from the original space. It is now bigger, better, steeper and more modern with over 5000+ square feet of climbing. There are more topropes and more leading, PLUS a 16 foot tall overhanging bouldering wall. There is still a great pro-shop as well as weightlifting & cardio equipment, but now they've added a dedicated yoga room, a nice hot shower (with towel service) and full climate-control with both heat and air-conditioning!
The gym's features include:
- over 2 dozen toprope stations
- a large lead climbing roof and stalactite feature
- a 16 foot tall bouldering wall
- 3 bouldering circuits
- yoga classes in a dedicated yoga room
- personal training with a certified trainer
- weightlifting equipment and cardio machines
- full climate control - with air-conditioning AND heat!
- awesome kids' birthday parties
- after-school youth programs for all ages and abilities
- corporate teambuilding events
- overnight scout programs
- summer camp programs for kids ages 6 to 14
- Tuesday Night Potlucks!
- Sunday Night Sessions - FREE clinics for members!
- events including gear demos, member appreciation parties, and our annual competition series - Crankin!
- and much more!
Check out their website for a full rundown of the rates, but a day pass is $14 for an adult, $12 for students/military and cheaper for young kids. A monthly membership is $42 for adults, and $34 for students, and gives you unlimited access to the climbing gym and workout gear (weights and machines), as well as some other perks. Rocknasium also offers rental gear for climbing, including shoes ($4), harnesses ($3), and chalk bags ($1) - the whole package is $6.
If you haven't been to the Rocknasium before you can find their waiver online and be ready to go when you get to the gym. This is especially helpful for kid's birthday parties and group events where parents need to fill out waivers for their children beforehand.
They carry Davis's own BRÜBAR Energy Bars.
They also have summer camps for kids of all ages.
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2009-04-04 20:10:03 I was looking for something to do with my 4.5 year old daughter, I proposed Rocknasium and she was quite excited after I explained. The staff was extremely friendly, helped her into a body harness, and quickly reviewed my knots and belay technique. I sent her to the counter because her shoes were too big, and she came back very pleased with her new shoes. After 3 attempts she made it to the top of the easiest wall after gaining some confidence from watching an 8 year old get to the top. One of the staff gave her a high 5 and congratulated her. A birthday arrived as we were leaving and they gave us a sticker and tattoo (which she is now proudly wearing). I asked her about her favorite part and she mentioned ringing the bell. I asked her how it felt and after some thought she said it made her feel proud. So all in all it was a cheap ($5 for under 5 year olds + $3 for equipment) and fun afternoon made better by a friendly staff. —BillBroadley
2009-08-24 17:18:57 Amazing place, staff is really helpful. Extremely worthy. Kids love it. Went there with my friends, plan on going back many more times. —Maga
2009-09-22 13:53:28 Where is Stave? —JayaSmith
Steve is no longer working at Rocknasium, last I saw him he was doing photography and working on his non profit Love is Life Foundation. If you want to get a hold of him you can probably get in touch through the foundation website. —DagonJones
2009-09-22 17:48:48 rocknasium rules for sure! —StevenDaubert
2009-12-07 20:13:51 They apparently have a lost and found, just if anyone wanted to know. —DavidPoole
2010-05-21 12:53:41 Sign your kids up for the Rocknasium Summer Camp starting June 14th and running through August 27th. —bryanweis
2012-06-16 14:54:05 oh man new and improved rocknasium? I'm going to have to stop by —StevenDaubert
2012-06-16 21:56:31 After 18 years in Davis, I went to Rocknasium for the first time for a birthday party tonight. It was a blast, and I'm seriously considering adding it into my regular exercise routine. I have always known about it and have seen the Wednesday farmers' market portable wall, but I guess I never really thought of it as a serious place for a great workout. Well, I'm sure tomorrow morning my body will remind me of the great workout (and time) I had tonight at Rocknasium. Fun and exercise for all abilities and ages. —ScottLay
2012-07-30 08:41:18 This is a really great place to climb. The staff are always super helpful and nice, the routes are well designed with accurate challenge ratings. —DagonJones