SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Santa Barbara Rock Gym became the first and only company to be approved by Los Padres National Forest rock climbing tours.

Along with the tours, the company will also be leading biannual cleanups for the park. The Santa Barbara Rock Gym will lead tours at popular sites, such as Lizard Mouth.

"We have a pretty unique opportunity where we can teach people basic climbing skill sets inside, then develop them so they feel comfortable going outside with one of us. That's how we build this relationship with our clients," said Chris Hamman, program director at Santa Barbara Rock Gym.

The gym is offering beginner and intermediate outdoor climbing classes as well as private guiding.