Make the most of your first visit to Sender OneWhether you're a first timer or a seasoned pro, we offer unique experiences for all climbers!
First Time Climbers (Ages 14+)
What is Bouldering?
Bouldering is climbing without a rope on shorter walls. All you need are a pair of climbing shoes and chalk if desired. No experience is necessary, but here are some things to keep in mind:
- Warm up properly.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and those climbing around you.
- When you're done with a boulder problem, either climb down (recommended) or if you decide to jump away from the wall, tuck your arms in and land on your bottom while rolling onto your back in one motion.
- Have fun!
Intro to Bouldering
Designed to provide first-time climbers with the tools they need to have a successful day on the wall. This class will go over climbing basics such as how to use your climbing shoes effectively, how to avoid over-gripping, establishing efficient movement, and basic body positioning techniques.
No experience necessary! Please book a class in advance.
5-Punch Pass w/ rentals
- First-time visitors or Intro to Bouldering students only. Limit 1 per person.
- A punch visit may be used for the Intro to Bouldering Class
- Expires 60 days from the purchase date
- Waives initiation fee ($59) when you sign-up for a membership
- Non-transferrable, non-refundable
Don't know what to wear?
- Choose clothes that are flexible and lightweight - you'll want to be able to reach far hand and foot holds!
- We recommend slim fit clothes that won't interfere with movement
- Bring socks to but leave the shoes to us; Climbing shoe rentals are free!
- Chalk bags are also available to rent at a small additional cost
- Visit this page for more details!
If you're new to Sender One, but not to climbing, here are some tips to help get you on the walls right away!
General House Rules
- Climbs follow the same colored holds
- Boulder problems finish with two hands on the last hold
- Holds under the tag are fair game
- Volumes are on only if they are the same color as the climb
- Aretes are on and cracks are off unless otherwise noted on the tag
Discover and connect with other climbers!
Looking for new climbing buddies?
- Join the Sender One Playa Vista Facebook Community Page to coordinate sessions with others
- Check out for upcoming community events and meet-ups!
Sender One Playa Vista offers Kids Hours which are perfect for drop-in climbing sessions, and Climbing Academy for young climbers who are looking to grow their skills as they connect with others.
A drop-in offering that provides the opportunity for kids ages 13 and under (and their families) to join us for a session of fun on our bouldering walls.
We offer dedicated sessions for kids to climb while our staff is available to assist with supervision, while sharing climbing tips and activities as they explore the gym!
Kids Climb is a great way for youngsters to get a taste of rock climbing! A staff member will help climbers get comfortable bouldering on the walls in this hour-long session. It’s perfect for kids ages 5-13, and no experience is necessary.
An 8-week introductory course led by a Sender One coach is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of climbing while participating in interactive lessons & climbing games!
This course is available for kids ages 6 and up.