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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 12:17 p.m., May 2, 2014 Updated 12:17 p.m., May 2, 2014

Santa Barbara Rock Gym becomes first and only company to be approved to lead rock-climbing tours in the Los Padres National Forest

The Santa Barbara Rock Gym has recently announced that they have become the first and only company approved by the Los Padres National Forest to lead rock climbing tours with in the national park.


Santa Barbara, CA- The Santa Barbara Rock Gym has recently announced that they have become the first and only company approved by the Los Padres National Forest to lead rock climbing tours with in the national park. The locally owned Santa Barbara Rock Gym will be leading rock climbing tours at popular spots in the park, including sites like Lizards mouth.

In addition to rock climbing tours the company will also be leading bi-annual clean ups of the park. During these clean ups SB rock gym plans on partnering with different youth groups and working to increase environmental awareness.

The Santa Barbara Rock Gym is very excited about this prospect of being the only certified company to lead tours in the pristine park. They understand the responsibility associated with such an honor and hope to give back to the park’s goals of increasing environmental awareness and education by running these clean up and education programs.

About the Santa Barbara Rock Gym

The Santa Barbara Rock Gym is the first and only indoor rock climbing gym in Santa Barbara. Will Russ, the owner of the company started the gym to provide a place for the large Santa Barbara climbing community and to introduce the sport to beginners. It is a state of the art facility on State St. designed to meet the needs of beginning as well as advanced climbers. Santa Barbara Rock Gym is offering beginner and intermediate outdoor climbing classes as well as private guiding. SB Rock Gym’s classes require no experience and will leave participants feeling confident knowing how to belay, tie common climbing knots, rappel, and move efficiently over rock. SB Rock Gym’s guides have over 15 years of guiding experience and create unique individual climbing adventures for any client. From anchor building to lead climbing, SB Rock Gym can do it all.

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