Steve and Kristen Schechtman opened Desert Rocks Indoor Climbing Gym in June 2015. After purchasing land in North Palm Springs, designing the gym, and building the facility, Desert Rocks began a community-based climbing haven for locals and visitors

Steve and Kristen began climbing in 2004, when their two sons were teenagers. Climbing became an important part of their daily lives, and belonging to a community of climbers was a central part of why Desert Rocks was built.

Being a former gymnast and mountaineer, Steve’s passion for athleticism is solid. Running the daily operations of Desert Rocks and managing the gym is exciting and rewarding for Steve. Kristen is dedicated to marketing and community relations for Desert Rocks. She has a strong background in fitness, dance, and outdoor athletic adventures.

Desert Rocks Climbing Gym is a place where all climbers are welcome. Climbing isn’t just a fun activity, its a serious sport! You will find indoor rock climbing fun and exhilarating. It is an excellent way to stay fit and meet other climbers in the Coachella Valley.
The Schechtman’s hope to climb with you soon.