Kids are natural-born climbers who can put older folks to shame with their awesome proportional body strength and uninhibited moves. Climbing is great for kids! It helps them learn patience, persistence, and confidence in their abilities.

Here at Planet Granite we offer a variety of programs for your kids and their friends to get the next generation of climbers started right:

KID'S ONE DAY

Birthday Parties

Planet Granite Manages the Ropes Party

Come to Planet Granite to celebrate your child’s birthday! It will be a party they won’t forget! Bring your child and friends in for a two-hour party with our staff working the ropes for your children. Our staff will get the kids climbing and having fun, creating the most memorable party of the year.

The Details

  • Two-hour party
  • 1:5 instructor/child ratio recommended (max 1:6)
  • Ages 5-13, minimum weight 40 pounds
  • Please note, we do not have facilities to host food or cake.

Cost

Bay Area
$18 per child, $80 per instructor.

Minimum cost of $100. Click here to book your party online!



Printable Party invitations

Learn to Manage the Ropes for your Kids

Want to bring in a small group of children? You can learn how to manage the ropes for them. Please note we require one adult belayer for every five kids attending an event – this ensures the kids get in ample climbing! To set up your own event, please follow this two step process.

First, you’ll need to learn how to belay by taking one of our scheduled belay lessons. In a belay lesson you’ll learn how to tie the knots, the proper safety checks and how to manage the rope for a climber. Please call to make a reservation.

Second, you must be belay “certified” before your event. This means that you’ll need to come in one more time after the lesson and before the day of your event to take a belay test and show that you’ve correctly remembered all of the safety checks and proper belay technique. On the day of your event, you will be responsible for putting harnesses on the kids and belaying for them.

Lastly, we strongly encourage you to let us know when you’ll be bringing your group in. We can help suggest some time slots so your party doesn’t conflict with others.

Please call for reservations for the belay lesson.

Cost is $30 per parent/child pair. There are no fees or reservations required for taking your belay test. Regular Child Pass rates apply to any additional children under 14.

Private Belaying

We also offer private belaying for your kids. Call your local Planet Granite to reserve a private session.

$70 for one person per hour

$110 for two people per hour

*Purchase 10 private lessons, receive 10% off! Offer cannot be shared with multiple people, 10-pack purchase is non-refundable.

Very Important!

*Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification). *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Parents Learn the Ropes

Parents who want to manage the ropes for their child 5-13 years old can book a regular belay lesson which will include:

  • One lesson for an adult (14 or older) to learn to belay
  • One day pass for a child (13 or younger) to climb after the lesson*
  • Harness for both adult and child plus shoe rental for the kids

*Each additional child needs a day pass and gear rentals.

If your child is 14 or over, they are old enough to learn to belay! Book them a spot so they can learn the ropes too!

Parents are welcome to bring their kids into the gym while they take their belay lesson provided the children are always supervised. We recommend:

  1. Drop-In Climbing Sessions – During the weekend, we offer one hour group sessions for climbers looking to have our staff belay them. While you learn the ropes in your belay lesson, your kids can climb with one of our staff members! After your lesson and the kids drop-in session, you can continue managing the ropes for your child at no extra charge. To book a drop-in climbing session, call us at 650-591-3030. Cost: $25/hr, for kids 13 and under.
  2. Bring in another adult to supervise – Parents learning to belay for kids who are not in drop-in climbing can bring in an additional adult to supervise at no extra charge.  Additional adults who will be climbing or using the gym will need to purchase a day pass.
  3. Bring your child with you to class – If your child would like to check out what you are doing, they are welcome to observe! Especially for older children, they might enjoy learning more about what goes into belaying. The first 3/4ths of the class, we will go over the very basics of managing the ropes and climbing, and there will be an opportunity for a little climbing, but mostly this is focused on knots and safety. There may not be much that would interest younger climbers for the first 45-50 minutes, which is why we recommend Drop-In Climbing for kids while parents are in class!

Find & Book a Belay Lesson Online

Parents' Night Off

On a few Friday nights of the month, Planet Granite hosts its best kept secret: Parents’ Night Off. Drop off your kids for a fun-filled evening of climbing that ends with a kid-friendly dinner so they are ready for bed when you pick them up! All you have to do is figure out what to do with your free Friday night! Planet Granite also offers Friday night yoga* so you can be relaxed and rejuvenated in the time it takes us to wear them out!

Second and Fourth Friday nights, 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Ages 5-13 years.
$40/child includes climbing, gear rental, helmet and a kids-style dinner.
Reservations required, under-enrolled classes will be cancelled – parties will be notified of a cancelled Parents’ Night Off by 5 p.m. Thursday.

View Schedule and Book Online

Very Important!

Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

*Yoga class or climbing day pass for adult is not included in Parents’ Night Off price.

Drop-in Climbing For Kids

Don’t know how to belay? No problem! Reserve a spot in our Drop-in Climbing Sessions for your child at Planet Granite for an hour of climbing with a PG staff member and up to 3 other climbers!

Available drop-in sessions are on Saturdays at 10am-11am and 11:30am-12:30pm and on Sundays are 10am-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, and 1pm-2pm. Reservations required. Some day of spots may be available but cannot be guaranteed.

The cost is $25 an hour for kids and $35 an hour for participants 14 years and older. Kids under 5 years old cannot participate in drop-in climbing.

To book a Drop-in Climbing session, click here or sign up through the gym in person or over the phone. Spots are limited so we recommend reserving them in advance!

KID'S MULTI-DAY

 

We also offer Private Lessons! Our experienced staff will work with your child on climbing and technique! Our lessons can work for one or more children, depending on your needs.

$70/hour for one person
$110/hour for two people

*Purchase 10 private lessons, get 10% off! Offer doesn’t allow for lessons to be taken by multiple people. 10-pack purchase is non-refundable.

Call to book your session today! (650) 591-3030