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What to Wear to Your Sender City Session

What to Wear to Your Sender City Session

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Did Sender City pop up on your Tik Tok and now it’s all you can think about? Or, did you pass by Sender City at the gym and see the enormous slide that brings joy and fear to all climbers that come across it? 

However you got here, welcome! Sender City is a fun, interactive, climbing space that all individuals can enjoy. Before you book your session, you may be wondering what you’ll want to wear, bring, and what to expect from your session. Here is what the Sender City professionals recommend!

The Basics

  • Comfortable athletic clothing is the best for moving up the walls in Sender City. Pants or leggings are a good option to keep you cozy in the harness.
  • Closed-toe shoes are needed for Sender City, we have back-up rental shoes at the gym but highly recommend wearing your own sneakers. 
  • Remember the slide? You’ll want to wear or bring some socks to give it a try! 
  • Jewelry can stay at home, we don’t want it to get caught on anything. We have places to leave your belongings if you want it close by.
  • We recommend having longer hair to be tied up in a low hairstyle.

Climbing Gear: 

  • Sender City climbers are required to wear a helmet and harness during the session. Don’t have climbing gear? No fret, we will provide you with all the gear you need to climb like spiderman. 
  • If you have a helmet at home and would like to bring it, feel free! We have special harnesses for Sender City so don’t worry about bringing your own.
  • Although Sender City is a climbing area, you won’t need your climbing shoes or chalk for this type of climbing. Closed-toe shoes are sufficient!

How do I put gear on!?

Staff will be assisting everyone with getting harnesses and helmets properly fit before the session. If there are any worries about the sizing, fit, or comfort of the gear we have, give us a call!


Book today!

Now that you are a Sender City professional, you are ready to book a session. Book online (Sender City LAX, Sender City SNA) or give our front desk a call to assist you with scheduling a session. 

First Look: Climbing Walls of Sender One Westwood

First Look: Climbing Walls of Sender One Westwood

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A first look at the climbing walls of Sender One Westwood.

Our fourth location and second bouldering-only facility will reside in the historic Westwood Village. Slated to open later this year, this 8,000 sf climbing center will also include a 2,000 sf upstairs mezzanine with training boards, fitness, and yoga. We are currently in the permitting process and hope construction will begin in early spring!

Introducing the Sender One Westwood location logo (left), plus a mini-sneak peek of the space (not entirely to scale), specifically the design of the climbing walls provided by Walltopia. The inspiration behind Sender One Westwood's logo and walls focuses on the uniqueness of the original space, the Mann Festival Theatre (think film strips, directional lighting, projectors) which opened in 1969, 40 years after being one of the first six buildings in the Westwood Village area in 1929. It was actually the first Ralphs supermarket store! The theatre has remained vacant since 2009 after it permanently closed.

We're honored and thrilled to bring life to this historic building. The wall designs and the interior will preserve a theatre-like feel. We're even keeping the marquee at the entrance to pay tribute to the once-popular Westwood venue. 

Opening 2022

We look forward to creating new climbing experiences in the Westwood Village neighborhood and serving our existing community. Follow along for updates and job opportunities through our social media platforms and website. For more about Sender One Westwood and the location, revisit the original announcement post!

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: 7 Recipes to Try

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: 7 Recipes to Try

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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th, coinciding with the date of the independence of several Latin American countries, through October 15th.

Try out one, two, or all of these delicious recipes to discover flavors from Hispanic culture. We asked some of our staff to share their favorite recipes and did some of our own research to find the tastiest recipes for our community to explore!

Cuban-Style Picadillo

4 Servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

6 large pitted green olives, quartered

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Arroz Valenciana

6 Servings

1/2 pound chicken thigh or breast chopped
3 pieces chorizo de bilbao sliced diagonally
1/2 cup malagkit glutinous white rice
1 cup Jasmine rice
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 medium red bell pepper cut into strips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup coconut milk
1 medium tomato diced
1 medium yellow onion diced
3 cloves of garlic crushed
3 boiled eggs
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
a pinch of Spanish saffron
salt and pepper to taste

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Pupusas de El Salvadoreño

12 Servings

1 head cabbage (small, thinly sliced)
2 carrots, finely shredded
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 red onion, thinly sliced (small)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 pound tomatoes (5 small)
2 oz white onion (1/2 small)
2 garlic cloves
4 cup water
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
1 teaspoon oil (canola oil)
3/4 teaspoon white vinegar

4 cup Maseca brand Instant Corn Masa
3 cup water (scant)
3/4 cup chicharon, finely diced
3/4 cup Quesillo Salvadoreno (or mozarella or jack cheese) grated
1/2 cup refried black beans
2 teaspoons canola oil

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Mexican-Style Shrimp Ceviche

4 Servings

16 oz of raw, deveined shrimp (1 bag)
1/2 red onion diced
1 cucumber diced
3 tomatoes diced
1 jalapeño diced
1/2 bunch of cilantro finely chopped
1 1/4 cup of real lime juice
juice from one lemon
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to Taste
Frank's RedHot Buffalo Sauce or other hot sauce quantity depends on how spicy you want it
1 avocado

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas

10 Servings

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 poblano chile

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36 Servings


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Dulce de Coco

6 Servings

1 coconut
4 cup of evaporated milk, or 6 cups of full milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, (optional)

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Businesses

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Businesses

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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th, coinciding with the date of the independence of several Latin American countries, through October 15th. 

With this shortlist of Hispanic-owned businesses, you are invited to experience the richness of Hispanic culture as showcased throughout Southern California. Gather with your friends and family for delicious food as you dine in restaurants that showcase traditional Latin flavors. Decorate your home with lively plants or your body with artistic hand-made goods. You can even add a few self-care tricks to your daily routine. We hope that you will find a business that connects to you and welcomes a mas amor for our cuidad! 


El Rincon Criollo

There may be other Cuban restaurants in Los Angeles, but none catch the true flavor of the native land. Cuba was the place to go for food, fun, music, and gambling. El Rincon Criollo in Spanish means “the creole corner” and this little corner on Sepulveda is the place to enjoy lunch or dinner anytime.

4361 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230


Esperanza is the South Bay’s newest dining destination – serving a contemporary twist on traditional Sonoran recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients, as well as expertly crafted, playful cocktails.

309 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Taco Mesa

Taco Mesa offers contemporary cuisine honoring our ancestors, our bodies, and the earth.  Our new menu features GMO-free corn infused with herbs and spices from our in-house Tortilleria Organica.

647 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Mil Jugos

This kitchen offers the flavors of the unexplored cuisine of Venezuela to all food lovers. This is authentic home cooking, 100% Gluten, and MSG-free. Our menu is full of flavor,  made with fresh and natural ingredients with unique Latin flavors that combine all the different regions of Venezuela.

320 W 5th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701



Plantiitas is a queer and POC-owned small business plant shop. Carrying a carefully curated collection of tropical houseplants, stylish planters, and handcrafted goods. Great for your personal collection or as a gift idea, you are sure to find what you need at reasonable prices.

The L.A. Garden

Founder Dianna Martinez decided to take a leap of faith and leave her day job to create what we know today as The L.A. Garden or TLAG for short. As time progressed so did her ideas. She began to think out of the box and created her first "cajita" featuring her highly acclaimed succulent arrangements and customized Latin-inspired art.

The Plant Chica

Born in South Central LA to Salvadoran immigrant parents, Sandra and her siblings grew up helping their mother choose flowers and plants for the church where her father worked as a pastor. Sandra quickly inherited her mother’s love of plants and the joy they bring to people’s lives.


Lil' Libros

Lil’ Libros was created to inspire parents to read to their children and encourage them to do so in two languages. At Lil’ Libros, we celebrate Latin American culture and important figures in its history.

Siembra Heritage

At Siembra Heritage, we work directly with artisans from remote areas of Argentina to bring you one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces crafted with natural materials. This means, no two items are exactly alike. Our hands-to-store approach allows the artisans to create freely, while our shop remains loyal to small batch production.

Mi Vida

We fully support the DIY ideology and hand-crafted artwork, jewelry, fashion, and home decor. Our Chicano team is all about craft and design Hecho con Amor. Mi Vida team members design, print, and manufacture all of our products in Los Angeles.



Lilly Cabral and My Thai come from very family-centric cultures, Latinx and Asian - where food is culture. Calivolve is an extension of our cultures, our love of food, and California roots. That is why we painstakingly use only the highest quality ingredients, combining decadent chocolate with natural hemp extract.

Majestic Bliss

We strongly believe that using natural and eco-friendly products is the safest and most effective way to lift your spirit and feel your best. We do this by crafting the highest quality natural products that contain only the purest, non-toxic ingredients with an added hint of magic. Reclaim your POWER one bar of soap at a time.

Wildland Organics

Built on a foundation of conscious self-care and environmental stewardship, Wildland is committed to helping you live a lighter, more sustainable life. More essentialists than minimalists, we aim to provide a full line of multi-use, travel-friendly, and eco-conscious hair and body care products, that allow you to live light and live luxuriously.

WANTED: Climbing Buddies

WANTED: Climbing Buddies

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So you just signed up for a Sender One membership or you’re new to the gym and now you’re thinking, “how do I find people to climb with?!” Lucky for you, Sender One has created a number of ways for members and guests to connect and climb together. Everything from meet-ups to online community pages, we’re here to help you find solid climbing partners and to make new friends!


Monday Night Meet-Up
Every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm-9pm
Climb with new people and win some goodies in a raffle.

Other meet-ups and community events
Sender One prides itself in holding special community events throughout the year that include different meet-ups, Bouldering League, climbing competitions, movie nights, game nights, and so much more. You can find information about these events on our website or posted around the gyms!

Friends posing for a photo in front of a climbing wall.


Located on the Community Boards at each Sender One location is a Belay or Boulder Buddy Finder. It’s a short questionnaire that you can post on the Community Board to help you connect with others. Each post will stay up for about a month. Hopefully, you only need to post once because you’ve found your climbing buddies!


For a more virtual take on finding climbing partners, check out our Facebook community groups! Each location has a designated group where you can find someone to climb with or post about selling climbing gear. These pages are also great to stir up conversations and discussions about climbing in general. As always, please treat others with respect and follow the group rules.

Groups rope climbing together
Two women watch another woman bouldering on the rock wall


We’re all about supporting your journey in finding more climbing buddies. Here’s a creative way we’ve seen from people (successfully) finding climbing partners.

Step 1: Post on Instagram (via Story or Post) that you are in search of more people to climb with. You can include specifics like type of climbing, days and times, etc.
Step 2: Mention and tag us @senderone and the specific location account.
Step 3: We’ll re-share and let the connections flood into your DM!

Sender One is here to help you discover and connect with others while building lasting climbing partnerships. It’s just more fun that way!

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