Bellevue Expansion Project

Bringing MORE Climbing + Fitness to the Bellevue Community!

With a MAJOR expansion project soon to be underway, we’re excited to share with you our plans to make Edgeworks Bellevue bigger, better, more inclusive and more modern.

Building a community where all climbers feel welcomed, challenged + engaged. 

Our gyms are shared spaces for climbers of all ages, all sizes, and all abilities – from new climbers and fitness enthusiasts to elite/competitive climbers training for their next big goal or adventure. 

Our focus with this expansion project is to build a space where:  

  • Seasoned climbers know they’ll still find the best, most challenging and fun boulder problems and routes. 
  • Weekend warriors can maintain their endurance and train in the off season when they can’t get outside. 
  • New climbers feel welcome and unintimidated as they walk through our door. 
  • Kids can be integrated into a sport and community that builds respect, confidence, communication skills, responsibility, teamwork and a healthy dose of calculated risk. 
  • Community happens, built upon a shared interest in climbing, fitness, and fun (and sometimes beer!)

All in all, we aim to create a setting that feels active, vibrant and welcoming. Where people choose to hang out even if they aren’t climbing because they know that this is where they will find their people and it’s where they belong. 

PROJECT TIMELINE + DETAILS:

Phase 1: Project Planning

3 years (almost complete; final permits still pending)

In partnership with Crossroads’ overall expansion and development plans, we will be adding an additional 8,400 square feet to the south side of our building, featuring 10,400 sq ft of new climbing surface with walls designed and constructed by EP USA. ← The same folks who created the competition walls for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. This new addition will bring us to a total of 31,400 sq ft of climbing!

Phase 2: Building Expansion

Fall 2022 – Winter/Spring 2022/23

First, we need to expand our footprint to make room for the more exciting additions and updates. We’ll do so by busting through the south end of our building and extending out into the parking lot. 

In addition to the new climbing walls, this building expansion will make room for:

  • All new women’s locker room with sauna 
  • Single occupancy bathrooms
  • 2nd floor mezzanine with a training area that includes Kilter boards, training boards, a campus board and a great view of the new walls.

Phase 3: Climbing Wall Construction

Fall/Winter 2022

Designed and constructed by EP USA, we’re excited to provide our community with more roped terrain, featuring: 

  • 49 additional lines of top rope and lead climbing
  • Lead prow
  • Off-width flake 
  • Free form hand/finger crack 
  • Multi-pitch instructional ledges
    … and more! 

Phase 4: Renovations + Updates

Fall/Winter 2022 – Spring 2023 

  • Updated and improved front entry with larger retail area
  • Expanded and updated men’s locker room with sauna
  • Dedicated group fitness area
  • New weight training and cardio spaces
  • Improved cubbies and storage options
  • Community space for remote work, socializing and re-energizing

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

When will construction begin?

Being the first of many projects included in Crossroads’ overall expansion and development plans has definitely come with its challenges. Namely, city permits. 

In August, the building team received another set of comments from the City of Bellevue. While all look relatively minor, a revision of the construction drawings and a resubmittal was required. The City has 6 weeks from resubmittal to get back to us and the builders are currently hoping for an October 1 start date. Materials are already on site, ready to start immediately once the city issues a permit.

While the delay of the project has been frustrating for everyone involved, our plans for expansion remain unchanged. We have some of the best architects (MG2) and construction team (Foushee Construction) in the Puget Sound handling design, permitting and construction. From the new climbing wall design to building upgrades and improved customer amenities, our vision for the final product will still bring you more climbing, more fitness and more training options than ever before. 

We appreciate your patience and will continue to provide updates as they become available.

What are the details and features of the new climbing wall?

  • Designed and constructed by EP USA.
  • Adding nearly 10,400 sq ft of climbing surface (to our existing 21,000) 
  • 45 ft tall with an overhanging lead prow creating the possibility for 50 ft long routes 
  • Features include: 49 additional climbing lines, top rope, lead prow, flake, free form crack, and multi-pitch instructional ledges

Are you adding more bouldering?

Not at this time. Though we will be adding additional training features including (2) Kilter boards, a campus board and training board. Future plans for more bouldering are included as part of a separate project; stay tuned for those details!

What will happen to the existing walls?

South Bay Bouldering Walls
The majority of our existing walls will remain intact with the exception of The Cave in the South Bay. With its current design and steep overhang, these walls have always presented difficulties for our setting team and members. Therefore, this area will be opened up to create a pass-through to the new climbing area as well as a social gathering space.

While it’s never fun to take anything away, we feel confident in our plans to provide something more accessible and usable in its place. Including, community work spaces for remote work or studying and a comfortable area to rest, recharge and connect before, during or after your climbing sessions. 

Pirate Ship + Youth Zone
It’s time to “scuttle” the Pirate Ship. Removing it and updating this zone will allow space to create an all new weight training and cardio area.

Are there any plans to resurrect the development of a Tukwila location?

We really like the idea but the original Stone Gardens Tukwila project and plans are no longer available. In the meantime, our existing partnership with Crossroads – coupled with their overall plans for expansion and development – are helping to make the Bellevue project possible.

Will you need to adjust business hours or close during construction?

It is our goal to maintain normal operating hours as much as possible during all phases of construction. If for any reason we need to open late or close early on certain days we will do our best to provide advanced notice to all members. Please check your email and be sure to follow our social media accounts to receive updates throughout the project.

Will membership prices increase?

Yes, but not just due to expansion. Since the very beginning, it’s been Edgeworks’ theory and practice that small yearly price increases provide transparent predictability for our members and allow us to continue our commitment to invest back into our facilities, programs, and employees.

Each year, we evaluate the following criteria that typically results in a monthly membership rate increase: 

  • operating costs and staff wages 
  • increases in membership value, benefits, access, and offerings
  • future improvements and expansions

Thank you for your excitement and support! We’re stoked to share this with all of you.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below or send them via our online Member Feedback form. 

We’ll continue to add to this feed as more questions and details emerge.

Winter Sale

GIVE THE GIFT OF CLIMBING!

November 26 – December 31, 2022

Shop small. Shop local. Save BIG! We’re offering specials and discounts on something for everyone – from punch passes and gift cards, to climbing gear! Edgeworks has something for all the climbers and adventure seekers on your list this year.


Buy a GIFT CARD, Get a FREE DAY PASS!

The perfect gift! 
Gift cards can be used to purchase anything in the gym – day passes, memberships, gear, instruction courses, and MORE.

Receive a FREE DAY PASS with purchase of Gift Cards valued at $50+
Day pass expires 01/31/2023 | 1 pass per gift card purchased

Offer not valid with online purchases.


PUNCH PASS + 1 FREE INTRO CLASS: only $198!

SAVE up to $92 on an experience the whole family can enjoy!
Up to a $290 value, this package includes a total of 10 PASSES accepted at all 3 gym locations – Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma; plus 1 FREE Intro to Climbing Course at the location of your choice. 

Transferable | Course participants must be 14+ | 3-year expiration

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!


30-Day INTRO PASS w/ gear rental: only $99!

Fun for new climbers!
This package includes climbing and fitness, an intro to climbing course and gear rental.
 Save 30% | a $141 value!

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!


CLIMBING GEAR SALE!

Save BIG: 20%-30% OFF Climbing Gear!

Accessories: 20% off
Boulder Brushes, Compact Clippers, Piranha Knife, Splitter Gloves, Talon Belay Gloves, Hand Repair Cream/Balm, Belay Glasses, Grip Savers, Crash Pads, Stick Clips, Training Items and Hangboards!

Harnesses + Helmets: 20% off
All brands/styles included.

Climbing Shoes: 20% off
All brands/styles included.

Chalk Bags + Chalk: 25% off
All brands/styles included.

Edgeworks Logo Wear: 30% off
Tanks, Tees, Youth Tess, Hoodies, Hats and Buffs.

Offer valid on select, in-stock items only; excludes special orders. Quantities limited at varying locations; call in advance for specific items. Offer ends December 31, 2022.

Women’s Climb Nights

2nd and 4th Mondays | 6pm

Our Women’s Climb Nights in Bellevue and Tacoma focus on creating a dependable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere to connect with other climbers or begin one’s climbing journey. The program offers a new place for women and underserved genders to feel welcome and explore the climbing environment and community.

Staffed by an Edgeworks employee (Community Facilitator) for 1 hour, participants are invited to stay and continue climbing together into the evening. This experience is intended to help participants find new belay buddies and connect with new friends.

Meet and climb with new people and build overall stoke!

The evening typically begins with a warm up on the boulder walls and an ice breaker, followed by top rope climbing.

  • Membership or regular day pass rates apply.
  • If you do not own a harness or shoes, complimentary rentals will be included.
  • We encourage those who wish to attend to be belay certified.
  • This program is currently offered only at our Bellevue + Tacoma locations.
  • Our Seattle location is partnering with SheRocks to offer similar monthly programming.

Monthly Member Socials

Because our members help build our community and we are intentionally working to build a welcoming space for all. One TUESDAY every month, we invite our members to branch out from their normal climbing sessions and engage with the Edgeworks’ community.

Meet other members, share stories, get tips from our staff, and have fun.

DETAILS:

Climbinggames, competitions, prizes, free drinks for members, and social time with friends (old and new), it doesn’t get much better than this!

1st Tuesdays = Tacoma
2nd Tuesdays = Seattle
3rd Tuesdays = Bellevue

As always, our Member Social evenings are FREE for Edgeworks members.
Social and activities begin at 7pm.

NEXT UP: TACOMA

BLINDFOLD CLIMBING | Tuesday, December 6
Trust your senses. Removing your ability to see the holds on the wall opens up a whole new challenge to your normal climbing routine by improving awareness, sense of touch for hands and feet on the wall and communication with your belayer.

NEXT UP: SEATTLE

UGLY SWEATER CONTEST | Tuesday, December 13
🎵Tis the season to climb indoors🎶Come celebrate the cold weather with us during our next member social!

Sweater Weather:
Climb in your favorite ugly sweater for a chance to win some sweet Edgeworks swag. It’s all about the sweater, not the climbing. Winners determined in a staff vote!

Gift Wrapping Station:
Members, bring in the gifts you’ve bought/made for your loved ones, and wrap them up at our wrapping station by the Pro-shop. Need a gift for the climber in your life? Check out our Winter Sale deals and pick up something great!

Injury Screening w/ RocDocPT:
Dr. Andrew Chen will be doing 15min free consult and answering all your Climbing related questions | 6-8pm (Top Rope Area) See you soon! (updated 11.14.22 – Confirmed)

NEXT UP: BELLEVUE

UGLY SWEATER CONTEST | Tuesday, December 21

🎵Tis the season to climb indoors🎶
Come celebrate the cold weather with us during our next member social and join our ugly sweater contest. It’s all about the sweater, not the climbing. Winners determined by staff vote!

As per usual, food and drink will be provided, this time including some hot cocoa to warm the soul! We look forward to seeing just how bad these sweaters can get❄️🌨☕️

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2022/23

Pantages Theater | Downtown Tacoma | 6:45pm – 10pm | 2 Nights!

DATES: Monday, December 12, 2022 | Tuesday, December 13, 2022

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN-PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE OR ONLINE VIA TICKETMASTER.

Cost:

$35 /night (general public)
$30 /night (members*)
$60 /both nights (members* and general public)

Additional TICKETMASTER fees will apply.
The fees were a surprise to us as well. Tacoma city theaters’ new management company requires the use of Ticketmaster. We don’t have any say or control over this. Purchase IN-PERSON at the box office for fewer fees.

In-Person Purchases:

Tickets can now be purchased IN-PERSON at the box office with fewer fees.

Located next to the Pantages Theater in Downtown Tacoma, box office hours are 12pm-4pm Tuesday-Friday and before the shows.

Member* Discount:

Mountaineers and Edgeworks members as well as Puget Sound Outdoors faculty and students receive a discount on single night tickets. Please check your email for the promo code or contact us for more details.

Presented locally by:

The MountaineersPuget Sound Outdoors, and Edgeworks Climbing

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour features the best of mountain culture films with high-octane action, deeply thoughtful stories and tales of arduous adventures.

Immediately following the festival held each year in Banff, Alberta, the World Tour hits the road. With stops in roughly 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, these evenings celebrate amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide!

Be inspired, be energized, and celebrate the spirit of adventure with us this December.

NOTE: The film rating is Parental Guidance; films may contain coarse language.

2 Nights!

Each night will feature all new + different films. DON’T WAIT! Buy your tickets now.

Raffle Prizes

The Tacoma Banff Team is excited to announce some pretty SWEET raffle prizes to be given away during intermission at the BMFF shows in Tacoma – including the chance to win a Free IKON Base Pass!! 🤩 (Must purchase a ticket and be in attendance to win; 1 winner will be drawn each night)

Don’t miss your chance to win this or any of the other amazing prizes we’ll have available.

Other prize sponsors include: Edgeworks, Mountaineers Books, Puget Sound Pizza, Ice Cream Social, Petzl, Black Diamond, Edelrid, Deuter, CAMP, Mountain Hardware, Exped, Trango/Tenaya, Kavu, Static Chalk Bags and Rhino Skin Solutions.

Show times and seating:

Doors open at 6:00 pm  |  Shows start at 6:45 pm  |  Seats are festival style ~ first come basis

Location:

Pantages Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma. Map it!

Contact:

For more information, contact Mindy Roberts (jefacita@gmail.com; 253-651-5483).

Stay Connected:

Follow Tacoma Banff on Facebook! It’s the best way to stay up to date on the events and special offers.

College Night

Students climb for just $12!

The 2nd Saturday of every month, round up your roommates, classmates, and friends for College Night at all Edgeworks locations!

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm. Valid student ID required.

Bouldering… Roped Climbing (certifications required) … Systems Boards … and more equals LOTS of climbing. It’s that simple. So bring your friends, pull some plastic, and have FUN!

As always, all Edgeworks members climb for FREE!

Military Night

The first Saturday of every month, Edgeworks offers “Military Night” discounts for military service members and their families.

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm | Valid military ID required.

Price includes access lower level bouldering for those with little to no experience. Top rope climbing is available to those who pass our belay test.

Click here for more information about our belay certifications and gym rules.

Member Appreciation Day

An ALL DAY Event! Friday, December 2, 2022

Featuring treats, clinics, fun challenges, evening social and our 1-Day Membership Sale.

We value our members and designed a special day just for them!

Morning, afternoon, and night, we’ve put together a schedule of fun featuring all the best Edgeworks has to offer. Stop by the gym for the 1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE and stick around for the fun activities.

Click the link for your home gym to view what they have planned for you!
Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks

Featuring FREE coffee, mimosas & donuts! 

Starting at 6:00am, we’re kicking things off with fun morning treats for all of our early bird members.

FREE! Climbing Clinics

Clinics are for members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

From afternoon to evening, we’ve created another line-up of FREE climbing clinics designed to help improve your technical skills and offer a glimpse into the possibilities that our Climbing School courses have to offer. 

Each location will feature a different schedule so be sure to click the link for your home gym to view what they’ve planned for you!

  • Better Lead Belaying
  • Crack Climbing
  • Knots & Hitches
  • Anchors 
  • Rappelling … and more!

SPECIAL FITNESS CLASSES

Friday fitness classes? Yes, please!

Here to help you finish your week strong and roll into the weekend ready for whatever life throws your way, a few of our favorite fitness instructors will be here to offer a special Friday line-up of classes and clinics.

Members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

FUN CHALLENGES + PRIZES

Test your skills and speed against those of other members and staff. 

ROPE COILING: See how fast you can coil a 60 meter rope. The fastest time will win a free rope from our Pro Shop!

KNOT TYING CHALLENGE: Tie as many different knots as you can in 60 seconds while wearing a bandana over your eyes. The most correctly tied knots will win a free cordelette and prusik cord from our Pro Shop!

MEMBER SOCIAL!

Community is the thing that keeps people coming back to Edgeworks. It happens naturally among climbers and through the monthly events, clinics, socials and meet up groups that help bring everyone together. 

We invite you to come find “your people”… because they’re also “our people”.

The social begins 7:00pm and will feature free drinks, friendly climbing banter and plenty of smiles. Please bring your best climbing gym etiquette and join us for the celebration!

1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE

1-DAY ONLY! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2022

It only happens once a year — steep discounts on annual and 6-month memberships!!
IN-PERSON and ONLINE SALES ONLY. No phone or early sales.

GREAT DEALS, HUGE SAVINGS!

Return to this page on December 2nd to purchase online, or buy in-person at your home gym.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $779!

BEST DEAL! Save $229 | Up to 2+ months FREE! | No Freeze
Average: $65/month = 2016 prices!
$299 Youth Add-On available with Annual Membership.

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $419!

GREAT SAVINGS! Save $85 | Up to 1 month FREE! | No Freeze
Average: $70/month = a great deal with less commitment for summers spent outside.

MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION DAY!

Friday, December 2 is an all day event! Morning, afternoon, and night, we’ve put together a schedule of fun featuring all the best Edgeworks has to offer. 

Stop by the gym for the 1-Day Membership Sale and stick around for the fun MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY activities.

MEMBERSHIP PERKS + REWARDS

3 LOCATIONS, ONE MEMBERSHIP!

With locations in Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma, Edgeworks members have access to MORE rope climbing, MORE bouldering, MORE instruction, and MORE fitness + training options than any other gym in our region!

Still locally owned and operated, we remain committed to growing our business with our community in mind, listening to our members and responding in ways that propel us forward in our goal of always providing the best climbing and community experience possible.

CLIMBING!

Whether you’re a new climber, fitness enthusiast or elite climber training for your next big goal or adventure, the details of how we place and arrange plastic holds and wooden volumes matters. Being transparent about our setting schedules and route availability also matters and that’s why we make it possible for you to access all the latest set information from our website!

Alongside an FAQ designed to answer all of your most burning questions about routesetting, it is our goal to give you all the information you need to find the freshest routes that are just right for you.

TRAINING + FITNESS!

Each location features a weight room with everything you need to get in a good workout. Looking for climbing specific training? We’ve got you covered with hang boards, campus boards, systems walls, group fitness, personal training and private instruction.

EXPERT STAFF

Edgeworks’ Climbing School + Guiding programs are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association; employing professional mountain guides and course instructors that are trained and certified by the AMGA – the highest level of guide training available in North America.

COMMUNITY!

Together with professionalism, integrity and adventure, community is one of our core values. To us, it means “a welcoming group of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends connecting through our shared interests in climbing, fitness, and fun”. 

That’s why we choose to invest the time, energy and resources that help foster community among our members, staff and guests. Whether it’s through our monthly events and challenges, clinics, socials and meet-up groups, these extra steps work to build a welcoming community for all folks to come as they are to challenge themselves, build skills and feel that they belong.

MEMBER BENEFITS!

FREE! Intro to Climbing + Technique Courses
FREE! 1st Time Guest Passes (2/visit)
FREE! Guest Passes (1/month)
FREE! Age 3 and under Family Add-On
DISCOUNTS! Climbing gear, retail, instruction courses, etc.

.… and MORE!