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Top Rope Climbing

Sender One LAX offers climbers some of the most versatile top rope climbing in the greater Los Angeles area. You can learn more about this popular form of climbing as well as Sender One’s top rope guidelines below.

What is Top Rope Climbing?

In order to top rope climb, a rope is tied in to the climber’s harness  and runs up to an anchor at the top of the intended route, then back down to a belayer at the base. This is a standard technique, and is regularly used for beginning level climbers at Sender One LAX. Because climbers are attached to a rope, there is less distance to fall should you lose your grip. For beginning climbers, climbing ropes can be held taut with limited slack to ensure a more comfortable climb.

Why Sender One LAX?

Sender One LAX was intentionally designed to accommodate top rope climbers at every skill levels. Our adaptable routes offer climbers the opportunity to explore top rope climbing at varying levels of difficulty on our state-of-the-art walls.

Top Rope Climbing Guidelines

In order to top rope climb at Sender One, everyone MUST have a Sender One Top Rope Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are belaying. The top rope belay check requirements include:


  • Tie in correctly with a figure-8 follow-through knot backed up with a double overhand knot (sometimes referred to as a fisherman’s knot or double fisherman’s knot)
  • Correctly operate a Petzl GRIGRI2 belay device

See For Yourself

If you’re interested in learning more about top rope climbing or need to brush up on your skills before an outdoor trip, visit Sender One LAX today! Our location is easily accessible via both the 405 and the 105 freeways.

Online Waiver

Everyone who enters the facility must fill out an online waiver.  Click here to fill out the waiver and save time at check-in.

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