So it begins! The renovation project we have all been waiting for has arrived. We’re adding laundry & towel service to our main gym in Santa Ana, as well as two gender neutral and family restrooms (with a shower in one of them)!
These upgrades mean better service from start to finish. Laundry facilities ensure we can leave as clean as we came in (no more damp towels in your backpack). Gender neutral and family restrooms ensure all climbers feel welcome and safe to come off a hard climb sparkling clean.
Whether you’re climbing on your lunch, with your kids, or seeking a gym that’s as inclusive as its routes are rad, these upgrades will mean a better visit for you.
This long awaited project begins on May 2nd and will last until end of July. Yes, there will be some hurdles to overcome, but when all is said and done, everyone will have something new to appreciate!
During construction, our main gym restrooms will be closed. To ensure everyone is able to climb comfortably, we’re providing additional service and restocking at the restrooms and showers of the Yoga & Fitness studio next door, which will remain open. Additionally, on-site mobile restrooms will be available. The nice ones, don't worry 😉!
Check out the timeline of the project and learn more below.
🚽 Main Gym bathrooms will close on both sides. Portable toilets arrive for Sender City and parties!
🎉 Hallway to Party Room will close
🧘 Yoga & Fitness Annex bathrooms will remain available
⚒️ Demolition begins and the project gets underway!
🗓 No construction will occur on weekends
🚪 Parties will enter through Sender City side door to party room (instead of down the hallway)
🎊 Estimated opening of the two gender neutral / family bathrooms on Sender City side!
⚒️ Estimated date we'll begin the mezzanine stair demolition
🧑🏫 Intro classes will be held on the "shorty wall," directly across from the current intro class area
🧗 The "Top Out" boulder will not be able to be topped out during this time. Setters will modify it to allow down climbing from this section during construction
There is a possibility we will get started on the mezzanine sooner, and we'll (happily) notify everyone should that occur!
🥳 Estimated completion date for mezzanine stairs and reopening of all facilities.
Our bathroom upgrades provide facilities for all sorts of people. Folks visiting with little ones will have a dedicated space separate from the main facilities. Those not served by the facilities up front will also find a safe space for their needs, without having to sacrifice the joy of a hot shower after a long session! If you're looking for where to go before these facilities open, this little map should help you out!
Upgrading the Mezzanine
Our new mezzanine will add more than a new set of stairs. With the new layout, we will have more space to host our intro classes, making first-time climbers feel more comfortable and welcome. Frequent members will appreciate the added space's improvements to the flow of foot traffic too - especially in those busy hours! Also, it will look nice!
Laundry Area & Towel Service
Anyone who's ever worked out knows how beautiful a clean towel really is. Bringing in towel service to Santa Ana is one of the top requests from members, and we are overjoyed to see its premiere on the horizon.
As some may know, these upgrades were originally slated for January. However, as you’ve probably experienced outside the gym, supply chain issues have interrupted plans in every aspect of life this year. When we found out we were able to jump on the opportunity to get the upgrades rolling, we knew not to miss the window. Our members deserve these upgrades, and the sooner the better!
It's a lot of work, but these changes will help us better meet the needs of our community and ensure Sender One SNA remains the best place to climb in Orange County. When you visit the gym, you'll notice plentiful signs to help you navigate and staff will be on hand to help.
Once it's all done we'll all wipe the sweat off our brows, toss the towels in the new laundry machines, and look back on this as an amazing investment in our gym's future.
Thank you all for coming along with us as we project these upgrades together!