May 22, 2024
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The Pad gives Santa Maria climbers a place to aim higher


Kevin James climbs at The Pad in Santa Maria. In an area known for its scenic hikes and unusual athletics, first-of-its-kind bouldering nonprofit SLO Op Climbing fits right in. From its humble beginnings in a 400-square-foot storage unit, the San Luis Obispo climbing group’s gym grew in size twice before it opened a second location,…


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