Edgeworks Climbing's #1 priority is to provide a safe environment for gym users and staff; we will not compromise on safety issues. In order to create this environment we provide high-quality, patient instruction and require climbers to properly demonstrate the required skills and knowledge through testing. Our belay class teaches the core principles of safety, is inexpensive (FREE to new members) and offered every day. This class should be considered a requirement for all new climbers.
Personal Responsibility - We also strongly emphasize personal responsibility and require that each climber sign a waiver acknowledging their personal responsibility by releasing Edgeworks Climbing from liability. We also take lead belaying and lead climbing very seriously and we continually enforce policies to ensure safety in this area.
Rock climbing - and lead climbing in particular - does involve risk. All climbers and belayers must be willing to take personal responsibility for their own safety as well as that of their partner.