Our Sending Community

Words and photos by Melody Yuan Ever had that moment while you’re climbing and you reach the crux and hear someone yell, “Yeah! Come on,” or “you’ve got this!” Given how inclusive and supportive our climbing community is, it’s not out of the ordinary for a small...

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Best Rock Climbing Spots in Los Angeles

The Top 5 Rock Climbing Spots in Los Angeles Los Angeles has a lot going for it: a great food scene, plenty of live entertainment, near perfect weather year round. But at Sender One Climbing, we’re pretty certain that rock climbing in Los Angeles is one of the best...

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Sender One Youth Team: Lock-In at LAX

Words by Jane Chin, Photos by Cass Chin Sender One Santa Ana (SNA) and Los Angeles (LAX) both have competitive ("comp") teams that practice at their respective "home gyms". Given the distance between the two gyms, Sender One coaches hold monthly full team practices...

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Outdoor Vs. Indoor Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is certainly a popular sport and for good reason, it’s an excellent workout for your back, shoulders, fingers, and core. And while it may not look daunting when you’re at the bottom of a route, it is certainly a challenge once you start your ascent. But...

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Parenting Beta: Mental Health in Youth Competitive Climbing

Words by Jane Chin, Ph.D. I want to address an often-ignored aspect in kids participating in competitive sports: young athletes' emotional and mental health. As with many sports, a major factor in climbing performance is the athlete’s mentality. Too much pressure, and...

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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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