Will Russ, a Brooks Institute graduate and professional photographer with a love for the outdoors, took a dream and made it a reality when he opened the doors of Santa Barbara Rock Gym in September of 2012 with the goal to foster and preserve Santa Barbara’s rock climbing community.
By placing our focus on the highest quality customer service, instruction, and routesetting we have strived to create an environment that welcomes climbers of every level.
From birthday parties to introductory classes, our ~8,500 square feet of climbing terrain devoted to bouldering, top roping, and lead can meet your climbing needs.
Our passion for climbing extends beyond our four walls, and we love to venture into Santa Barbara’s mountains to climb whenever we find the time. With the hopes of introducing more climbers to the joys of climbing outside, we now offer outdoor guiding and classes lead by our excellent AMGA certified guides.
We hope to see you around the gym soon!