The Mission has mountains? No, but they do have indoor rock-climbing. Dangle from an arch, repel down a cylinder, or ditch the ropes and learn to boulder at Mission Cliffs.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, step across the street and grab a bite at El Tonayense Taco Truck. Still feeling adventurous? Try the cabeza burrito.
The first Friday of the month is Women’s night and the third Friday of the month is College students’ night. Show up after 3pm and pay only $12 for a day pass.
"Weekends in the afternoon are super crowded, but weekday mornings you never have to wait for a rope."
Learn the basics of rock-climbing or brush up on your skills in this warehouse-turned-climbing gym in the Mission. No matter what skill level, you'll love the challenge on the 14,000 square feet of climbing terrain. Beginners often find themselves cheered on from below by on-lookers and fellow climbers, and it’s this friendly, relaxed atmosphere that keeps climbers coming back again and again.
First-timers start out with the Intro to Climbing Class where they teach everything a novice needs to know about the gear and safe climbing practices. After that, you’re free to climb the 50 foot main wall, the mezzanine walls, or the bouldering cave. If that’s not enough of a work out, hit the weight and cardio room or join one of the yoga, cardio boxing or indoor cycling classes. Cap it all off with a few minutes in the sauna for a truly well-rounded work out.
Rows of bicycles hang over the railing at the entrance of Mission Cliffs' converted warehouse. The front desk stereo blasts everything from the Clash to Bob Marley, and inside the gym the conversation is almost deafening. While working out in a conventional gym is a mostly solitary activity in a hushed setting, climbing is collaborative and social.