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.
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.
The initial time we visited 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 not only knew what was to be done but also why it needed to be done, which I, as a parent, appreciated.
All the gear needed to climb is available right there at the front desk. Wear comfortable clothes — no jeans — and dress in layers, as the business is in a warehouse and is quite breezy. While climb shoes are helpful and can be rented, regular tennis shoes will fit the bill.
What makes this a must-see, must-do activity is that it's a super family-friendly, just-get-up-and-go sort of thing that gets both the kids and adults active and engaged.