Ages: 11 and up
Cost: see website for details
Parking: Yes - ample, lot
Features: Restrooms, Family Friendly, Discounts
At Stonehenge, children are invited to climb the walls! Rock climbing is great exercise and is a confidence builder for all ages, and can be done safely at Modesto's only indoor rock gym. Stonehenge boasts over 4,500 square feet of climbing surface with walls ranging from 25 to 40 feet high.
First-time climbers will need to take a belaying class, teaching the safety basics of climbing and spotting a climber. This is included in the $20 first-time climb fee. Once this class has been passed, a belaying certificate is issued, and future climbs will be $12. Although a pair of sneakers will suffice, climbing shoes can be rented. All costs are listed here.
A 24 foot tall portable wall is available for rent and can be trucked to any party, reunion, youth group function or picnic. Stonehenge offers group or party rates as well.
Discounts are available for those with a valid student ID. Monthly passes also available, and are a bargain for families that enjoy climbing Stonehenge often.
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 2-8pm.
Reviewed on 01/09/2012
I think the other reviews covered the climbing experience and I do not disagree with that, it is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.
Fun activity to do with kids or grown-ups. Though, go during the day (weekend) if you have kids with you because the neighborhood is very dark at night. They could use a few more lights and some better signs in that parking lot.
Reviewed on 03/23/2011
I have not been with children, mine are still too young. But, I did go with a group of ladies for a Moms Night Out. After you get the lesson on belaying, you are ready to rock. I was a bit intimidated at first, but, by the of the night, I felt like I was really getting the hang of it. It was great exercise and we had a blast!
Reviewed on 12/13/2010
What a fun way to work out and work together! Our entire family went to Stonehenge — yes, even the Kindergartener, who simply "free climbed" on the lower hand grips of the walls — and had a blast.
As stated above, the first time we went, we needed to learn to belay. (Safety first!) Once that was under our belt, it was all systems go. The owner was patient and very involved in the instructing process, ensuring participants...more
Reviewed on 11/05/2010
I went here with my two kids (ten and eight at the time). We met some friends with their children about 5 months ago. All of us had a great time. The owner/instructor showed how to put on harnesses, belay properly, and explained the proper terminology to use (pay attention to this lesson because once you get it you are good to explore and climb away). After a couple of times practicing we were climbing and having a great time. Kids were...more