Things to Know When Climbing with Kids at Sender One
We are so excited to welcome kids into Sender One and the world of climbing! But first, let's go over some guidelines and FAQs to ensure that every climber in the gym is having a fun and safe experience.
We understand that kids want to climb and have lots of energy and we are happy to help facilitate that. However, it is important to note that we are a gym first; Sender One is not a playground. Our goal is to make sure that our members are able to use the space for their recreation and fitness while still providing a unique and engaging climbing experience for kids.
Bouldering is a very specific type of climbing in which there are no ropes involved (think Free Solo). This means that climbers take a lot of unexpected falls. If other guests in the gym are not paying attention to their surroundings, it could result in serious injury.
It is extremely important that parents and guardians follow these safety guidelines while their child(ren) climb:
- All kids under the age of 14 need a parent or guardian in the facility at all times
- Parents/Guardians must stay within 6 feet of their child at all times
- We have a strict 2:1 ratio policy: There needs to be one adult present for every two kids in the facility
- Everyone needs to have a waiver completed prior to climbing on the walls (even if you are not climbing)
Please make sure that your child(ren) abide by the following rules and etiquette:
- Be courteous to others around you
- Look out for climbers when walking by a wall or starting a climb
- Absolutely NO running, roughhousing, tumbling, or yelling
- Absolutely NO climbing under/over or too close to other people (if you can touch the person climbing next to you, you are too close!)
These rules are necessary to help keep everyone as safe as possible and they apply to everyone in the facility. If more than two warnings have to be issued to a parent/guardian, the family’s climbing time may be cut short and they will politely be asked to come back another day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Sender One kid-friendly?
Yes! As long as there is an adult present to keep an eye on the child(ren) to make sure they are following the rules, kids are definitely welcome.
Does Sender One Playa Vista have a Sender City?
Unfortunately, this location does not offer a Sender City or rope climbing. However, you can book a Sender City session at our nearby location, Sender One LAX.
Do you have any climbing classes for kids?
We do! We have an offering on the weekends called Kid’s Climb. It's a one-hour session offered at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A staff member will supervise and work with the kids for an hour while making sure they have a fun and safe time. Parents/guardians are required to be present while their kids attend Kid’s Climb. You can book a Kid’s Climb session here!
If you are interested in more Youth Program offerings or camps you can visit our nearby location, Sender One LAX.
How old do kids have to be to climb?
There is no age limit for climbers. We recommend climbing for ages 5 and older, as bouldering can be more challenging for kids under 5. All kids under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Anyone under the age of 6 can climb for free with one paying adult climber.
Do you offer birthday parties?
Yes! Please email our Groups & Parties department at [email protected] to inquire.