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, including birthday parties, parents learn the ropes, after school clubs, winter, spring, and summer camps, and Parents’ Night Off.

Is it your first time? Check out our first time page for kids to learn more!

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
  • Ages 5-13, minimum weight 40 pounds
  • Please note, we do not have facilities to host food or cake.

BOOK YOUR PARTY ONLINE

Have a question? Call us at 408-991-9090.



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.

Click here to book your belay lesson online.

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 13 and under 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, click here to book online or call us at 408-991-9090. 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, harness and shoe 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.

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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

Want to bring your kid to Planet Granite to climb with our staff handling the ropes?

Drop-in climbing, available in Sunnyvale on weekends, Saturday and Sunday ONLY from 11:30am – 2:30pm, allows your child to climb while sharing a staff belayer with up to, but not more than, three other climbers.

It’s $25 an hour for kids ($35 for adults).

Click here to book a Drop-In Climbing session online or call us at (408) 991-9090.

KID'S MULTI-DAY

Summer Camp

We offer climbing camps during summer break! During a week at climbing camp, your kids will explore all of the features of the gym. They will have fun on the bouldering walls, high roped climbing, and play awesome climbing games. Every camper receives a free PG Kids T-shirt!

2018 Dates and Info

Camps available each week Monday – Friday, June 11 through August 13
Ages 5 – 13 years

Morning Camp: 10am – 12pm
Cost: $150/child, includes gear rental.

Afternoon Camp: 1 pm – 5 pm*
Cost: $300/child, includes gear rental.

BOOK A SUMMER CAMP

Partner Organization Two-Hour Camp

We also partner with the local cities Parks and Recreation Depts. They run two-hour camps between 10 a.m.-12 noon.

For details of pricing and how to sign up, please contact one of the following cities! We partner with Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Saratoga.

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.

After School Programs

Planet Granite offers a great after school program!

After school sessions are available to ages 5-13 years old. Please call to reserve your spot – space is limited! Is your child looking for something a little more structured? Check out Planet Granite’s Youth Climbing Team!

2018 Winter After School Club Dates and Info

Five week-long sessions
Tuesdays, November 6 – December 11 at 4pm – 6pm OR
Thursdays, November 8 – December 13 at 4pm – 6pm
*Please note sessions will be skipped on November 20 and 22 for Thanksgiving week
Ages 5 – 13
Cost: $150/child, includes gear rental

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Partner Organization Programs
We also partner with the local city Parks and Recreation Departments. They run after school programs Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm-6pm.

For details of pricing and how to sign up, please contact one of the following cities! We partner with Sunnyvale and Mountain View.

Private Belaying
We also offer private belaying for your kids. Call to reserve a private session: (415) 692-3434
$70 for one child per hour
$110 for two children per hour

Scouts

Scout groups are eligible for a discount on events that end by 4pm Monday- Friday; this discount does not apply to other times. Reservations required. Please call to schedule: (415) 692-3434

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.

Spring Break Camps

We offer climbing camps during spring breaks and ski week for the local school district! During a week at climbing camp, your kids will explore all of the features of the gym. They will have fun on the bouldering walls, high roped climbing and play awesome climbing games. Every camper receives a free PG Kids T-shirt!

2018 Dates and Info

Monday, April 16 – Friday, April 20
1pm – 5pm
Ages 5 – 13
Cost: $300/child, includes gear rental.

BOOK A SPRING BREAK CAMP

*Camps may vary in price and time depending on holiday break schedules.

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.

Winter Camps

We offer climbing camps during winter breaks! During a week at climbing camp, your kids will explore all of the features of the gym. They will have fun on the bouldering walls, high roped climbing and play awesome climbing games. Every camper receives a free PG Kids T-shirt!

Monday – Friday,
10am – 12pm ($150) OR 1pm – 5pm ($300)
Ages 5 – 13
Cost is per child, includes gear rental.
*Winter break camps may vary in price and time depending on holidays. Please call for more information.

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.

 

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! (408) 991-9090