Parenting Beta: Injuries in Young Climbers

Physicians are increasingly treating younger children with sports injuries that were once common only in professional adult athletes. Children are specializing in a single sport at a younger age, which may confer a degree of competitive advantage

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What to Wear When Indoor Rock Climbing

If you’re interested in trying out indoor rock climbing but aren’t sure what to wear, never fear! Indoor rock climbing is a fun and athletic experience that, fortunately, doesn't require a great deal of technical clothing. Sender One Climbing has pulled together some...

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3 Days, 3 Nights in the Desert: New Jack City | Part III

Words and photos by Don Burton Read Part II Here After packing up the next morning, Vall and I drove our cars to the East Canyon parking area where there are a lot of different walls. Todd had to be back in Big Bear so he left the night before. I wanted to check out...

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3 Days, 3 Nights in the Desert: New Jack City | Part II

Words and photos by Don Burton Read Part I Here We both decided to head to bed early because it was getting quite cold even with the fire. The next morning while eating breakfast Todd checked the weather and saw that the low temperature for nearby Barstow was 22...

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3 Days, 3 Nights in the Desert: New Jack City | Part I

Words and photos by Don Burton We’re pretty lucky in Southern California to have so many climbing destinations nearby. I had some time off over the holidays and was looking for a place to climb for 3 days. The two places I considered first were Red Rock outside of Las...

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The Benefits of Rock Climbing

At Sender One, we firmly believe that indoor rock climbing is one of the best ways to nurture both your body and mind in a fun and supportive environment. Here’s how rock climbing helps you lead a happier, healthier life! Rock Climbing Builds Muscle, Endurance, and...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: New Year’s Meetup LAX

Words and Photos by Erin Garrovillas To kick-off the new year, Sender One hosted a special meetup on January 3, facilitated by staff member Denise.  This New Year’s Meetup was similar to the Monday Night Meetups, with a special addition – at the beginning, everyone...

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Kids Climbing Gym Los Angeles & Santa Ana, CA

Rock climbing is an awesome sport for kids. It's fun, it teaches problem solving and practical skills, and it's also an excellent full-body workout that promotes "real strength" – it develops muscles naturally, the way they were designed to be used within the body. At...

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LAX Competition Team Tryouts: A Retrospective

Words by Jane Chin We were at the Top Out bouldering competition in Santa Clarita when I saw a familiar face. “Andrew! How have you been? Where have you been!” I asked. Not many parents of youth climbers are climbers themselves…

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Climb Together, Right Now: Gym Etiquette

words by Lauren Irvine With climbing becoming more mainstream as a fun fitness endeavor by the day, combined with the rush of New Year’s resolutioners determined to try something new (good for you!), we’ve seen a rush of new people coming to pull plastic at Sender...

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Brain Train: Overcoming Mental Blocks on the Wall

Words by Lauren Irvine “It’s all in your head.” Sound familiar? It’s a mantra every climber repeats at some point, and usually not in the most comfortable of positions: death gripping, sweaty palms, scrabbling feet, shaky arms. Unless you’re Alex Honnold, you’ve...

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