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Sender One Now Open at LAX – Climbing for the Whole Family

Charlie splayed climbing a hard one Sender One

Sender One climbing gym has opened its doors in Los Angeles after a successful launch in Orange County and I’m telling you – you have to go. It’s intimidating just how tall the walls are, but don’t let that stop you – it’s exhilarating and a total workout.

Plus it’s something you can do with your kids.

sender one climbing gym los angelesMy teenage son and I got a sneak peek and tried out the bouldering and some of the tall walls and it was so much fun we can’t wait to go back.

The facility will also have a weight room, yoga studio, and for the little kids there’s Sender City. Which actually seems like a ton of fun, but I don’t know if they’d let me have a turn…

Sender One Main climbing wall

If the idea of climbing up high and having to sign a waiver to try something out frightens you, join my club. I’m not particularly physically adventurous most of the time, but every once in a while I feel the need to really use my body to its fullest capabilities, and Sender One is a great place to do that.

Charlie splayed climbing a hard one Sender One

What’s great about climbing is that you have to stretch your arms – and your limits – as you move up the wall. I felt like I had worked muscles that had been dormant from all the sitting and typing I do, so that was very cool.

And even though the wall is high, you’re held by a rope and a harness, so falling isn’t an option. And my fear of heights didn’t kick in because I wasn’t looking down. No problem!

climber up high at sender One

Of course, I wouldn’t be able to do what this guy was doing, hanging upside down like this 50-feet in the air. So impressive – and so terrifying. And clearly he’s a very experienced climber and not a newbie like me. Plus there are multiple staff members on duty to make sure you’re safe and to help you get started if you are a newbie (like me).

I’m heading into 2017 with renewed fitness goals and Sender One will be a part of my action plan. I highly recommend giving it a try yourself.

my son and I after our climbs Sender One

my son and I after our climb at Sender One

Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com, your source for Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids. She was given access to Sender One as part of a media preview day for this review.


Sarah Auerswald (598 Posts)

Sarah Auerswald is the CEO and Co-Founder of MomsLA. She writes about life in LA while raising her 2 sons and is the founder of MarVistaMom.com. She was an English Major at Brown University, and yet nowadays feels free to ignore grammar rules anytime she wants. Like Now. She's married, uses a Mac, and grew up in Hawaii.

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