“Sender One Climbing offers the most comprehensive introductory class to lead climbing. ”
-CBS Los Angeles, 2016
“SoCal’s premier climbing facility, with fitness studios, a dedicated kids area, and a 50-foot high blue wall designed by pro climber Chris Sharma.”
-Men’s Journal, 2017
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Hands down 5 stars, this place was so fun. My sis had a groupon so we came in on a Sunday afternoon to rock climb. It was both of our first times and the class you take to learn how to tie the ropes and how to depend on your partner is really helpful. Our instructor was very nice and had lots of patients. After you get that down, you’re free to climb the walls. We climbed but since we were beginners we didn’t get that far up on the levels. The ones we did do, we made it to the top. Super fun activity for you and your family. People of all ages were in there. I would totally come back.Raquel R.
This review is for the (Sender City) part of the gym.
We came here on vacation, and I’m sorry we don’t live close enough to buy an annual membership. Both the equipment and the personnel were exceptional.
We made a reservation online the night before, which is strongly recommended. While we were waiting for our session to begin, more than one family popped in to find that the day was sold out. We filled out the waivers online too, which made it all easy.
My kids are ages 6 and 10, and it was a good fit for both of them.
Our session started right on time and lasted for the full 60 minutes. The climbing gym has at least seven different walls with colorful, different climbs. Signs posted next to each wall give hints for making the climb harder if you want to challenge yourself. All of the walls have an auto belay system to keep the climbers safe. Parents have an opportunity at the start of the session to get qualified to clip kids in and out. I did it because I didn’t want my children having to wait around a lot, but frankly, I had to push the staff out of the way to be able to be of service. There were more than enough employees there to take care of all of the kids. I don’t think anyone waited even 30 seconds.
The staff were friendly enough to make it clear they wanted people to have a good time, while keeping the “We are serious about enforcing the rules here-no funny business!” attitude you’d expect in a place where not following the rules could have big consequences. This shows both my age and level of skepticism, but I was really surprised that the staff was so on point, given that they all seemed to be in their late teens or early twenties. No chatting or flirting, lots of paying close attention to all the kids. They didn’t give any climbing instruction, this room is mostly about just having fun.
We purchased the extras, and I felt they were worth the additional $5.