First Time Visitors | Sender One Climbing | Orange County | Santa Ana

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REOPENING UPDATES

Make the most of your first visit to Sender One

Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned pro, we offer unique experiences for all climbers!

Since our reopening, some offerings and amenities may be unavailable or different.
Please contact our facility with any questions and visit our Reopening Information page for more details.

First Time Climbers (Ages 14+)

STEP 1:

Choose which type of climbing you want to try.

Rope Climbing

What is Top Rope Climbing?

Top rope climbing is a great way for beginners to learn how to climb on a rope, although it doesn’t come without challenges for more expert climbers looking to hone their skills. A rope is tied to the climber's harness which then runs through an anchor at the top of the route and back down to a certified belayer at the bottom of the wall. As the climber goes up, the belayer tightens the rope.

A Sender One Top Rope Belay Card is required to Top Rope Belay. New climbers can learn how in our Intro to Climbing Class!

Bouldering

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:

  • 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.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and those climbing around you.
  • Warm up properly.

STEP 2:

Take a class that covers all you need to know.

Intro to Climbing Class

This 1-Hour class will teach you how to tie into the rope as a climber, top rope belay using a GriGri, use climbing commands and perform checks to minimize risk while climbing. After completing this course, you will be able to climb independently at Sender One.  This class includes a day pass and rental gear. Students must be at least 14 years of age to take the class.  Reservations Required.

STEP 3:

Hooked? Visit again with our 5-Punch pass!

5-Punch Pass w/ rentals

First-time visitors or Intro to Climbing students only. Limit 1 per person.
  • Only available for purchase on the day of your first visit or after your first Intro to Climbing class
  • Expires 60 days from purchase date
  • Waives initiation fee ($59) when you sign-up for a membership
  • Non-transferrable, non-refundable

Experienced Climbers

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 and cracks are off unless otherwise noted on the tag
Top Rope Expectations

Everyone MUST have a Sender One Top Rope Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are belaying. Ask a staff member about doing a Top Rope check when you arrive or call in advance.
Top Rope Belay Check Requirements:

  • Correctly tie in 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 GRIGRI 2 belay device.
  • Sender One requires the PBUS (pull, brake, under, slide) style of belaying
Lead Climbing Expectations

Everyone MUST have a Sender One Lead Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are lead climbing or lead belaying. Ask a staff member about doing a Lead Climb/Belay check when you arrive or call in advance.
Lead Climbing and Belay Requirements:

  • Bring your own rope and belay device
    - The rope must be at least 35 meters long
    - Permitted Belay Devices: ATC Pilot, GriGri family, MegaJul, MegaJul Sport, Jul 2, Mammut Smart Alpine, Mammut smart belay 2.0, Madrock Lifeguard, Click-up, and Beal Birdie - no other devices allowed
  • During the lead test, participants will be required to climb a 5.10a, take a fall, and demonstrate proper lead climbing and belaying techniques
  • Sender One requires the PBUS (pull, brake, under, slide) style of belaying

Discover and connect with other climbers!

Looking for a belay partner or need a climbing buddy?

  • Join our Monday Night Meetup every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm
  • Join the Sender One SNA Facebook Community Page to coordinate sessions with others
  • Leave your name on the Belay Buddy Finder during your visit

Kids Activities

Sender City

Join an hour long session in our interactive climbing area where you will climb various themed walls, jump off towers, and race your friends to the top!

Climbing Academy

Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing from our industry-leading coaches in this 4 week course that includes bouldering, roped climbing, and technique.

Camps

Spend a day or week of fun in our climbing camps and experience a variety of activities including slacklining, zip lining, climbing, Sender City, and more!

Online Waiver

Everyone who enters the facility must fill out an online waiver.
Complete the waiver ahead of time and save time at check-in.

ADDRESS

Sender One SNA
1441 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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HOURS

Climbing Center
Monday – Friday:
6am - 11pm
Saturday & Sunday:
8am - 6pm

Sender City - Reservations Required
M-F: 10:30am-6:30pm
Sa-Su: 9:30am-2:30pm

CONTACT

Sender One & Sender City SNA
(714) 881-3456
[email protected]

Groups & Parties
(714) 752-3452
[email protected]

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