Expansion 2017

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Expansion 2017: Taller | Larger | Newer

By now you’ve likely heard the news that Edgeworks is EXPANDING! We’ve signed the lease on the space next door at the end of the building (previously occupied by RUI) and we’re partnering with Entre-Prises Climbing Walls on the new wall design and construction. While the specific details will change, above is a sneak peek at the current design.

Stay tuned for updates about our timeline for construction and new climbing wall opening in 2017!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the details and features of the new climbing wall; will it be taller?
– Designed and constructed by Entre-Prise Climbing Walls.
– Adding nearly 7,000 sq ft of climbing surface (in addition to our existing 10,000).
– Raising the roof to 45 ft!
– Features include: 33 additional climbing lines, top rope, lead prow, off-width flake, 2 cracks, auto belay training wall, and multi-pitch instructional ledges.

What will happen to the existing walls?
Our current walls will remain intact with a pass-through to the new climbing area created near the Stem Wall (anchors 5-7).

Are you adding more bouldering?
Building the new lead prow will open up opportunities to use the existing lead cave to create stellar boulder problems with exciting features not currently available on our boulder wall. So while the new expansion won’t include a bouldering wall, we will be able to add quite a bit more bouldering.

Will there be longer lead routes?
Yes, with a 45 ft roof and lots of overhang, we will have the potential to set 50-60 ft long lines.

What will you do with the rest of the space?
After the new climbing wall is constructed (phase 1), the front desk and gym access will move to suite 100 and demo of the existing front entry space, fitness room, retail area, staircase, yoga studio, offices and upstairs mezzanine will begin. Making room for more cardio and strength equipment, a larger yoga studio, NEW party/instruction room, additional bathrooms, expanded locker rooms, larger retail, extended upstairs viewing area, and new instruction wall.

Will you continue to offer fitness classes during construction?
Yes! We’ve worked with Westmark Construction to secure use of the ping pong room next door and plan to set it up as the designated Fitness Studio during construction. We will also have cardio equipment available throughout construction.

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 on certain days we will do our best to provide advanced notification to all members. Follow us on Facebook to receive updates throughout the project.

Any chance you might add some ninja warrior pieces, like a warped wall?
We spent a lot of time working with Entre-Prise to design the best climbing wall possible, maximizing the space and incorporating a lot of great traditional climbing features such as a flake, cracks, overhangs, etc. Less traditional non-climbing features, like a warped wall, were not included in the design. 

Will we be adding space for childcare?
We have not included dedicated space for childcare as of this time. 

Will membership prices increase?
Most likely, but not due to expansion. Our membership rates are evaluated and adjusted every Fall based on operating costs and value. Small yearly increases are predictable for our customers and allow us to better serve members and invest back into our facility, programs and employees.

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

If you have additional questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or in the comment box located near the front desk. We’ll continue to add to this feed as more questions and details emerge.

 

Crag Nights!

Summer nights at the crag!

$25 for members; $50 for everyone else.
Reserve your seat today!

FACT: Climbing on real rock makes someone 77% more likely to become a lifelong climber than someone who does not.

So why not join us for Crag Nights? 4 weekday evenings this summer we’ll gas up the Edgeworks van and head out to North Bend to enjoy the long summer evenings only the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Transportation is included but you can drive separately if you would like. Sorry, 18+ ONLY!!!

Dates:
– Tuesday, June 27, 2017
– Tuesday, July 25, 2017
– Tuesday, August 22, 2017
– Tuesday, September 26, 2017
*registration will open 8 weeks in advance of each trip*

Trip Itinerary:
– 4:00 pm: Leave Edgeworks
– 5:30 pm: Depart the Exit 38 parking lot
– 6:00 pm – 9:00pm: Climbing
– 10:00 pm: Return to Edgeworks

Sign up online to reserve your spot.

Want more outdoor climbing options?
We also offer full-day outings with our Pitches & Pitchers and guided days to North Bend, Vantage, Smith Rock and more, with your choice of Intro/Sport Climbing or Trad & Multi Pitch.

Important Notes:
Signed liability waivers and outdoor program consent forms are REQUIRED for ALL climbers so be sure to complete yours before joining us at the crag; edgeworksclimbing.com/waiver.
– Items to bring: shoes, harness, helmet, warm clothes (layers), headlamp, food and water.
– When registering online, be sure to let us know if you need shoes, a harness and/or helmet.
– We provide all the additional climbing gear needed for outside top rope climbing.
– Due to the nature and timing of the event, we ask that all participants are 18 years of age or older.

 

Pitches & Pitchers

Full weekend day at the crag.

$89 for members; $139 for everyone else!

Reserve your spot today!

Interested in spending a day outside, climbing real rocks in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and then relaxing and sharing stories from the day with new friends, great beer, and tasty food?

We are too! And, that’s why we’re bringing back Pitches and Pitchers. We’ll load up the Edgeworks van and head out to North Bend for a full day of climbing with our professional guides. Afterwards we’ll stop by a local watering hole for food and drinks AND the first drink is on us!

Dates:
– Saturday, June 24, 2017
– Sunday, July 16, 2017
– Saturday, August 19, 2017
– Sunday, September 17, 2017

Plan on leaving from Edgeworks at 7:00am and returning around 9:00pm. Bring a lunch, water, appropriate clothing, and an interest in climbing awesome routes.

Transportation is included but you can drive separately if you would like.
Sorry, 21+ ONLY!!!

Looking for other options to get outside this summer? Check out our full-day, guided trips to places like Mt. Erie, Leavenworth, Smith Rock, and even Red Rocks! Select from Intro/Sport Climbing or Trad & Multi Pitch.

Note: Signed liability waivers and outdoor program consent forms are required for all climbers before joining us at the crag. You can complete this on our website or in person at the gym.

 

Summer Savings!

50% OFF 30-Day Intro Pass

Limited time only! Just $44.50 (regularly $89)

Our 30-day intro pass is the perfect purchase to help sweeten your summer and fill your Instagram with adventuresome photos of rock climbing — #havingfun and #lovingit! While the Intro Pass is not a full membership, it does include some of the same awesome perks like full access to our climbing walls, fitness classes and our 101 & 102: Intro to Climbing courses.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50% OFF the start-up fee if you decide to sign up for an EFT membership before your pass expires!

Seriously, don’t miss out on this great deal!
– No coupons necessary!
– Offer valid July 15 – August 15, 2017.
– 30-days starts from date of purchase.

Member Spotlight: July 2017

Dean Baggs

Member since 2015

How did you start climbing?

Dean: I’ve always been climbing. It started with escaping cribs, progressed to trees then rocks. Who knows what’s next!

Why do you climb at Edgeworks?

Dean: I like hanging out with everyone here and talking about past adventures and planning out new ones. It’s a great place to train, and I’m really excited for the new moon board that’s going in! (P.S. maybe don’t tell Dean but we think he received some bad intel on that last detail.)

Where is your favorite place to climb outside?

Dean: Smith Rock. It’s got a great spread of climbing styles off of everything from giant buckets to razor sharp monos. Plus multi pitching is epic there. Then cooling off in the Deschutes with a few local brews…can’t be beat.

What do you do when you’re not climbing?

Dean: Mountain biking. I’m doing a few enduro races this year and trying to get in more time on the downhill bike. I also like to backpack, mountaineer, hike, kayak, snowboard, and ski when there’s time.

Which do you prefer: top rope, lead, or bouldering?

Dean: Are you implying that I’m rockist? Lead and bouldering, I like climbing with or without rope, no discrimination here.

What are some interesting facts that you’d like to share with the Edgeworks community?

Dean: I’m a bike nut so if you need help with anything bike related, feel free to ask. I’m happy to help. I like playing board games a lot when the weather isn’t ideal for being outside so if you’ve got a game you wanna play, let me know.

What’s your go-to route grade?

Dean: I’ve been projecting 11b/c and V4/5 outside on the try hard days. Otherwise, cruising up 5.8-5.10 multi pitch is pretty rad.

 

Member Set Event

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

5:00pm – 9:30pm | 3 – 90 minute sessions

Want to learn what it takes to be a route setter?

Here’s your chance! Join Edgeworks’ head route setter, Joe Stangel, for an evening of pure route setting joy – Wednesday, July 26th, 5pm – 9:30pm.

This is a beginner clinic designed to introduce climbers to the art of route setting. You will learn basic setting practices, have the opportunity to set your very own boulder problem, and get professional feedback.

This event is open to Edgeworks members only!

Sign up online for your 90-minute setting session: 

 – Session 1: 5:00 – 6:30
 – Session 2: 6:30 – 8:00
 – Session 3: 8:00 – 9:30

6 spots available for each session; 18 total. 

Family Night at Edgeworks

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Climbing with your kids just got that much better, easier, and more affordable!

Edgeworks’ Family Night offers $10 day passes with FREE gear rental for up to 2 adults and 3 children. Price includes access to 6 auto belays and lots of lower level bouldering for those with little to no experience.  Top rope climbing is available to those who pass our belay test. So come on in and let your little monkeys climb our walls!

When? The FOURTH SATURDAY of every month from 5pm – 10pm

NEXT Family Night: Saturday, July 22, 2017. 

Fine print: 
– Adults must be accompanied by 1 or more children.
– Children must be under 18 years of age.
– Maximum 2 adults and 3 children.

 

Acro Yoga Series

6-Week Series | Thursdays | June 15 – July 22
7:10pm – 8:25pm | $42 members, or $60

SIGN UP ONLINE

Samitha just returned from Bali with her Acro Yoga teaching certificate and she’s excited to fly with you! Join us for the FUNdamentals of dynamic partnering and acrobatic balancing that is Acro Yoga.

ACRO YOGA
A practice that blends elements of yoga, acrobatics and thai massage. You will learn to balance someone else’s body on your feet – called “basing” – to be balanced by someone else – called “flying” – and to spot. This practice plays with elements of control and letting go gracefully in coordination with someone else. You do not need to bring a partner, or have any prior experience, but do bring a light heart, clean clothes and come with a willingness to trust and be trusted.

Individual sign-ups are encouraged. We’ll find a partner for you!

Not sure if Acro Yoga is right for you? Come check out the FREE demo session on Friday, June 9, 6:30-7:30pm. Then reserve your spot in class because, trust us, you’ll want more!