Mission Trails Regional Park. Rock climbers come here for the huge quantity of bouldering, top-roping, and single-pitch climbs. 1 Father Junípero Serra Trail, Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, 92119. 619/668–3281. www.mtrp.org.
Solid Rock Gym. With plenty of belay stations and holds that are regularly changed, the three locations of Solid Rock Gym appeal to all skill levels. There are indoor top-roping, bouldering, and lead climbing areas. 2074 Hancock St., Old Town, San Diego, CA, 92110. 619/299–1124. www.solidrockgym.com.
Vertical Hold Sport Climbing Center. One of the largest full-service indoor rock-climbing gyms in Southern California, Vertical Hold Sport Climbing Center offers lessons, equipment rentals, and party packages. 9580 Distribution Ave., Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA, 92121. 858/586–7572. www.verticalhold.com.