Paul Hwang, Author at Sender One Climbing
Point Dume – Adopt a Crag

Point Dume – Adopt a Crag

 

This past Monday, Sender One sponsored an Adopt a Crag event with Access Fund to help maintain and clean trails in Point Dume! Point Dume is a famous climbing and hiking area on the coast of Malibu that sheds an incredible view encompassing the north Malibu Coast, Santa Monica Mountains, Catalina Island and Santa Monica Bay. The iconic wall of rock that rests right on Pirate’s Cove Beach has been an iconic place for climbers for decades.

Volunteers and Sender One employees came out to help keep this preserve in the condition that it deserves. We were directed by the State Park representatives to work on mitigating the eroded social trails that have been developing over years, because it interferes with the native animals and plants that reside there. To do that, we groomed the existing trails and used the trimmings to cover the social trails to block access so that vegetation will grow over time. With that task done, we moved onto removing the weeds that began to grow, picked up trash, and cleared the summit of loose rock that could potentially fall on people below.

One of Sender One’s proud initiatives is a program called Care for the Crag. As climbers we like to seek national parks, campsites, deserts, mountains, etc., to send out projects and create memories. As you go out more, you’ll notice pieces of trash lying around the campgrounds, illegal trails that have been paved, even graffiti that destroys the landscape. Please help maintain the beauty and stability of these crags to help climbers visit these locations in the future!

Check out what we did to help out with restoring Point Dume’s trails and crags!

Sender One Assisted Braking Device (ABD) Policy

Sender One Assisted Braking Device (ABD) Policy

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1ST, 2020, SENDER ONE WILL REQUIRE THE USE OF ASSISTED BRAKING DEVICES (ABDs) FOR BELAYING

Clinic Dates

For those of you who are only familiar with tube style devices, fear not–with this policy change comes the opportunity to expand your climbing-gear knowledge. Throughout February, Sender One will host free clinics on three ABDs:

  1. Black Diamond’s ATC Pilot
  2. Edelrid’s Jul
  3. Petzl’s GriGri

Spots will be limited, so make sure that you reserve your spot through our *website (or at the front desk).
*Sign-ups will be available soon!
NOTE
: these clinics are not “belay classes” – if you have yet to learn how to lead climb, please look into the “Intro to Lead (LAX or SNA)” classes that we offer. 

 

LAX

LAX :

  • February 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 18th and 20th 
    • 6 PM – 7 PM
  • February 5th, 12th and 19th
    • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SNA

SNA :

  • February 3rd – 6th, 10th – 13th, 17th – 20th
    • 7 PM – 8 PM