Sender One Climbing SNA
1441 S, Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Top Rope, Lead Climbing, and Bouldering
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-50ft climbing walls
-Large fitness area
-Offers many climbing classes
-Offers yoga and workout classes
-Fairly new, modern, and large gym
-Route refresh weekly
-Locker rooms are small
-Many boulder routes are dirty and slick
-Extremely crowded after work Mon-Fri
-Parking lot is usually full
-Lots of kids running around
Sender One has all types of climbing. It is great for bouldering, top roping, lead climbing and occasionally there is even a speed climbing wall set up. The bouldering area has many different angles including walls that are just barely vertical, completely overhanging and everything in between. The climbing walls are about 50ft tall making them the tallest in Orange County and creating an excellent environment for top roping and lead climbing. In addition, there are multiple campus walls, a moon board, and multiple hangboards with hooks and weights to train with weight. All the walls are constructed with Walltopia panels and are very high quality so all surfaces are rough and let you smear on the walls. All routes are marked by holds of a single color with the start hold marked with a single tag stating the name, color, grade, date it was set and the initials of the setter. All the holds are very high quality, and routes are switched out on a weekly basis. each individual route may remain on the wall for up to 4-8 weeks depending on different events happening at the gym.
The fitness area at Sender One SNA is in a seperate building from the main gym. It includes two yoga studios and a weight/ cardio room. The yoga studios are split for different types of classes. To be honest, I do not do too much yoga, so I am not familiar with why they are set up differently. The weight room has multiple treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bicycles as well as two rowing machines. It has multiple weight machines as well as multiple squat racks and free weights going up to 80 pounds. There are also a vast range of different equipment for specific climbing exercises including a rice bucket, elastic bands, and rollers. One side of the room has full height mirrors and on the ceiling there is a giant fan to keep the entire room cool. In the back of the room, there is an area where silk classes are taught as well.
Locker Rooms/ Bathrooms
There are two bathrooms, one in each building. They are both fairly small but both have lockers for your things as well as showers. At SNA, towels are not available, you must bring your own. There is no sauna.
There is a lot of parking, but the lot is always very full, especially after work. The gym is a little hard to find because it is in the way back of the parking lot, but it is also the only place with so many cars.
The gym always seems fairly loud all the time even when there aren’t a lot of people there. The air feels a little cloudy and not super fresh. It is very bright inside and fairly clean inside. I got the sense that this gym is very professional and safe.