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Member Challenge 2020

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Earn your peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2020
Put your membership to good use and earn a FREE t-shirt with our 5th annual members only 90-day challenge!

The Objective:

Earn points by completing a list of challenges including over 100 different activities – from climbing, fitness and check-in challenges to attending socials, interacting with staff, fun games, hula hooping and more.

As points are achieved, 3 different levels of “peaks” are awarded and added to your FREE member challenge t-shirt. It takes 175 points to earn all 3 peaks; with over 300 points available!

First Peak: 65 points  |  Second Peak: 120 points  |  Third Peak: 175 points

The List:

New challenges are added every year including fitness, climbing games and skills based challenges with a distribution of points designed to engage both the over and under achievers among us. As proven in previous years, it is possible to earn all 3 peaks in one day (IAD) but there are also plenty of really fun challenges that are accessible to all skill levels and will keep you coming back for more points and peaks! Get a sneak peek at the 2020 Challenge List and start planning your strategies now.

The Shirts:

Points will be tallied once a week by Edgeworks staff and T-shirts will be distributed upon achievement of the first peak (65 points). T-shirts will be labelled with the member’s name and added to a rolling cart to be located near the front desk. 

*Current stock/availability may delay the delivery of a t-shirt by 1-2 weeks.

Note: Feel free to wear and wash your shirt during the challenge but please refrain from using fabric softener until after all of your peaks have been added.

Earning/Adding Peaks:

Iron-on peaks will be made available at the front desk along with simple to follow DIY instructions.

Or you can bring your shirt to the monthly Climbers Socials in March, April and May, when we’ll have staff available to add the peaks for you.

Progress:

Members are responsible for tracking their progress and checking the boxes on their challenge sheets as items are completed. To entice those of us with an extra competitive spirit, we will update a public Challenge Board with everyone’s individual points – you know, just in case you want to see how you match up to the achievements of others.

Member Spotlight March 2020

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Aixa Ardín

Member since 2018

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in the Pacific Northwest?

Aixa: I grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I wanted to move out from Puerto Rico and chose the PNW as my destination because of its high rainfall, natural spaces and outdoor activities.

What’s the story behind your becoming a climber? How did you end up at Edgeworks?

Aixa: As soon as I moved here I made friends who suggested I try climbing with them. Initially I declined the invitation for a year. When I finally gave in.I was immediately hooked. I became a member within a week.

If you had to choose between bouldering, top rope or lead climbing as the only form of climbing you could do from here on out, what would you choose and why?

Aixa: Top rope, I want to keep climbing well into my 70s and I feel this is the best way to minimize the chances of getting injured.

What type of music are you jamming out to lately?

Aixa: I listen to a lot of jazz and latin american music. In jazz I recommend the new recordings from Anat Cohen Tentet, Triple Helix and from Joey Alexander, Warna. From Latin America look for Ilé’s Almadura and Kevin Johansen’s Algo Ritmos.

What is one lesson you’ve learned as a climber that you would teach to your younger self who’s just starting out climbing?

Aixa: Have patience and train slowly.

Best part about Edgeworks?

Aixa: Plenty of auto belay anchors and it’s friendly community. I really enjoy participating in the POC and Queer night events that promote more inclusion and diversity.

Could you tell us something about you that our community members might not know? What’s your jam outside of Edgeworks?

Aixa: I am a poet, photographer and LGBTQ activist. What’s your jam outside of Edgeworks? Hiking around Washington and biking in Tacoma looking for good eats.

What’s your goal for the months ahead as far as climbing and fitness go?

Aixa: I am training to complete the Member Challenge point for 3 pull-ups, complete my lead certification and break the 5.10 threshold into a 5.11- before summer.

Holiday Sale 2019

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Give the Gift of Climbing!

November 30, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Shop small. Shop local. Save BIG! We’re offering specials and discounts on something for everyone. From punch passes and gift cards, to gear and climbing shoes – 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. Gift Card values start at $25

Receive a FREE DAY PASS with purchase of Gift Cards valued at $50+
Day pass expires 01/31/2020 | 1 pass per gift card purchased

Offer not valid with online purchases.

30-Day INTRO PASS w/ gear rental: only $93!

Save 30%! Includes climbing, fitness classes, intro to climbing course and gear rental.
a $132 value!

Buy Now! 30-Day Intro Pass

Youth PUNCH PASS: only $129!

Give the kids an experience that will help them build strength and confidence!
Includes 10 visits to Edgeworks Climbing Gym.
Transferable between youth | 17 yrs or younger | 1-year expiration

Buy Now! Youth Punch Pass

CLIMBING GEAR SALE!

Save BIG: up to 20-30% OFF climbing gear!

20% Off ACCESSORIES:
Piranha Knifes, Boulder Brushes, 8B+ Wristbands, Mtape, 1st Aid Cubes, Camp Booties and Camp Slippers. Plus, select chalk bags!

20% Off BAGS, HELMETS, CARABINERS and SLINGS:
Neon Light and Summit Light 15 packs. Wall Rider and Sirrico Helmets. Plus, select carabiners and slings!

25% off BELAY DEVICES:
Pilot Belay Devices, GriGris and Smart 2.0.

25% off PETZL & MAMMUT HARNESSES:
Sama, Adjama, Selena, Luna, Alnasca, Zepher, and Togir.

15% OFF EDGEWORKS LOGO’d ITEMS:
Sweatshirts, t-shirts, tank tops and silipints!

30% off CLIMBING SHOES:
Includes select styles from Scarpa, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Butor and Tenaya.

Offer valid on select, in-stock items only; excludes special orders. Expires January 15, 2020.

New Year’s SPECIAL | 2020

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

JOIN NOW and SAVE!

Edgeworks is more than a fitness resolution. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, make new friends and be part of a healthy and supportive community; making it the perfect place to be in 2020!

Edgeworks is not only for the weekend warriors and hardcore crushers of the rock, we are also a community of climbers and friends. Even if you’re breaking in your first pair of climbing shoes, we invite you to join us for the monthly climbers socials, clinics, challenges and competitions that are also included (or discounted) for our members.

Give the Edgeworks community a try; it’s healthy, friendly, supportive and FUN and we’re pretty sure you’re going to enjoy it!

To get this exclusive offer, you must purchase from THIS button:

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50% OFF MEMBERSHIP START-UP FEE! (save $30)

In addition to climbing, instruction and fitness classes, Edgeworks members also enjoy FREE guest passes to share with family and friends, discounts on gearfun events and a whole lot more.

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Offers expire January 31, 2020

Member Spotlight January 2020

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Ben Gilkison

Member since 2018

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in the Pacific Northwest?

Ben: I grew up in the suburban outskirts of North Seattle, prior to it becoming modern day Shoreline. There was no World Wide Web. We played outside constantly.

What’s the story behind your becoming a climber? How did you end up at Edgeworks?

Ben: My roots in climbing began late 1994 after visiting the UW Rock, armed with only wrestling shoes and curiosity. It was there that I chanced upon an enthusiastic 14 year-old kid from Mercer Island looking for a partner with wheels. In short order, we were all over the Cascades from alpine routes & glacier slogs, to splitter Index cracks and knobby faces. We had several close shaves summer of 95’.

If you had to choose between bouldering, top rope or lead climbing as the only form of climbing you could do from here on out, what would you choose and why?

Ben: As for disciplines, I prefer the complexity of rope climbing. I’m equally comfortable climbing sport or traditional routes, whether single or multi-pitch.

What type of music are you jamming out to lately?

Ben: Music preferences: I’ve been listening a bit to Junge Junge lately. When time allows I enjoy playing Chopin on the piano.

What is one lesson you’ve learned as a climber that you would teach to your younger self who’s just starting out climbing?

Ben: The best advice I can offer to new climbers is to have fun, explore, and don’t take things too seriously. Embrace adventure and dare to get a little uncomfortable. Know the difference between real and perceived risk—as one keeps you alive while the other leads to stagnation. When it comes to pushing limits…the road to success is often paved with failure. Check your knot!

Best part about Edgeworks?

Ben: Best part of Edgeworks… is the climbing of course! EW is on my way home from work and helps me stay healthy and balanced.

Could you tell us something about you that our community members might not know? What’s your jam outside of Edgeworks?

Ben: Other odds and ends about me: I’m happily married with 2 small children. I work as a full time PT at Harbor Physical Therapy in Gig Harbor; and enjoy helping climbers, whether they are trying to recover from an injury, or seeking to balance the muscle and movement system to optimize their potential and ward off future injury.  This past year I received a WARP grant to update all the ancient hardware on the Sport Wall at Index, and am nearly finished. It has been an honor to give back to the climbing community in this way, and I’ve learned much in the process.  Climbing highlights over the years include:  sending 5.14b sport, establishing a 5.13+ roof crack in Zion, and swinging leads with Alex Honnold up El Cap before he became famous.   

What’s your goal for the months ahead as far as climbing and fitness go?

Ben: Goals in 2020 are to get outside, scrub, bolt, smile, and give some of the ole’ try hard.

1-Day Membership Sale!

Friday, December 6th, 2019

1-DAY ONLY!
Friday, December 6, 2019

It only happens once a year — steep discounts on annual and 6-month memberships!!
Don’t miss it.

IN-PERSON and ONLINE SALES ONLY. No phone sales.
For online purchases, simply click back to this page on Friday, December 6!

Don’t miss these amazing deals!

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $639!

BEST DEAL! | Save $213 | Get 3+ months FREE! | No Freeze
$199 Youth Add-On available with Annual Membership.

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6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $355!

GREAT SAVINGS! | Save $71 | Get 1 month FREE! | No Freeze

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Since 2004, Edgeworks has worked to build, expand and improve our facility and offerings to meet the needs of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends connecting through shared interests in climbing, fitness and fun.

CLIMBING!

Our newly extended hours to give you more of the climbing you love on 68 lines of top-rope climbing, 45ft lead prow, flake, 2 cracks, auto belays, freestanding tower with archway and 4,300 sq ft of bouldering.

FITNESS!

Climbing, weight training, cardio exercise and fitness classes (like, yoga, Pilates, strength, core & circuit training) go together like … tacos and Tuesdays, copy and paste, rubber and rock, ropes and carabiners … Why? Because they all help improve core strength, flexibility and injury prevention … just to name a few.

COMMUNITY!

The thing that keeps people coming back to Edgeworks – the community that happens naturally among climbers and the monthly events, clinics, socials and meet up groups that help bring everyone together.

MEMBER BENEFITS!

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

And don’t forget:

December 6, 2019 is also… MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY!

Join us for the annual membership sale and stay for the fun activities.
Check out the Schedule of Fun and sign up online. 

Member Appreciation 2019

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Join us ALL DAY for Treats, Clinics, Fitness Classes, and MORE.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Why? Because we really, REALLY like our members and want to say THANK YOU!
Stop by the gym for the 1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE and stay for the fun activities.

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks

Our new early morning hours offer a great way to jump start your day! 

6:15 am Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga with Sarahlynn! Ommm ♡
6:30 am FREE Coffee, Mimosas & Donuts: YUM!

FREE! Climbing Clinics

Designed to give you a glimpse into the possibilities, skills and progress that our Climbing School courses have to offer. Space is limited; sign up online!

 5:00 pm
 – and –
6:00 pm
MULTI-PITCH EFFICIENCY – 45 mins
When swinging leads on a multi-pitch route, the belay transitions are often the biggest time suck. Learn how to make swapping leads on a multi-pitch fast, efficient and fun.
(2) 45 minute sessions at 5:00 and 6:00 pm with 2:1 student/instructor ratios.
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 5:00 pm KNOTS & HITCHES – 45 mins
With these knots you are on your way to being an efficient trad and multi-pitch climber.
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 5:30 pm IMPROVE YOUR BOULDERING – 60 mins
Work with Team Edgeworks’ Head Coach, Josh, and help fine tune your bouldering skills.
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 6:00 pm SPORT ANCHORS – 45 mins
Know how to lead but not how clean your anchor? Take this clinic to learn how to clean sport anchors. This course will teach you how to get your gear back and avoid potentially dangerous mistakes.
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 6:30 pm ADVANCE YOUR TOP-ROPING 60 mins
Learn good habits, tackle your weaknesses, and advance your skills on the wall.
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 7:00 pm AVALANCHE AWARENESS – 90 mins
Designed to give you a basic understanding of avalanche hazards in back-country travel. If you play in the snow in any capacity, this is a good program for you to take!
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 7:30 pm LEAD FALLING – 90 mins
Learning how to take lead falls and catching them are some of the most important aspects of leading. Come to this clinic to become a better leader and belayer! Must be lead certified to attend.
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SPECIAL Fitness Classes

An awesome way to sample a selection of the FREE fitness classes included with your membership. Try out a new class, meet a new instructor, or simply add a bonus class to your week.

 6:15 am SUNRISE VINYASA YOGA w/ Sarahlynn– 1 hr
Join Sarahlynn for an invigorating early morning yoga session to build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind.
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 12:00pm YOGA for CLIMBERS w/ Heidi K. – 1 hr
Heidi specializes in alignment based yoga instruction with a strong influence of the Iyengar, Vijnana, and Ashtanga tradition, perfect for climbers! 
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 5:00 pm DURABILITY w/ Lyra  – 1 hr
Focusing on a variety of functional movement patterns for climbers, this class will help you collect tools to stay healthy, happy, and mobile enough for your next “send”.
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 5:30 pm HIIT Training w/ Tina– 30 min
If you’ve never tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, it’s worth serious consideration. Why? In short, HIIT, which involves bursts of high-intensity cardio and strength exercises interspersed with brief periods of recovery, is a great way to get a big workout with multiple benefits in a small amount of time.
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 6:00 pm YOGA for CLIMBERS w/ Erica – 1 hr
Erica’s vinyasa sessions are a blend of athleticism, dance and spirit. She crafts an intense flow-based practice rich in yoga philosophy, sweaty with hard work, and celebratory in tone.
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 6:15 pm WARM UP for CLIMBING w/ Lyra– 30 min
This 30 minute class will introduce you to various movement patterns and appropriate types warm up activities for climbing. (hint: not stretching)
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 7:00 pm ACRO YOGA w/ Samitha– 1 hr
Join Samitha for the FUNdamentals of dynamic partnering and acrobatic balancing that is Acro Yoga. Beginners welcome and individual sign ups are encouraged!
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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”.

8:00pm MEMBER SOCIAL! w/ free beer & cider

NEW: Fitness Classes w/ Lyra

Friday, November 1st, 2019

About Lyra Pierotti

Being both an AMGA Rock Guide and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Lyra is uniquely qualified to design fitness classes and training programs that specifically target the needs of climbers.

The exercises she creates come from her careful study of movement, developed through academic study as well as observations of her own movement and that of her clients—from over a decade of guiding in the mountains.

Durability for Climbers | Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Focusing on a variety of functional movement patterns, this class will help you work on your posture and neuromuscular control—subtle but challenging work. This class will help you identify and focus on your areas of need—during class and in your everyday life—and collect tools to keep you healthy, happy, and mobile enough for your next “send”.

Participating in 5 consecutive sessions is recommended before expecting any changes or results.

Warm-up for Climbers | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Competitive athletes, dancers, and other movement artists don’t dare hit the field or stage without a careful warmup. This 30 minute class will introduce you to various movement patterns and appropriate types warm up activities for climbing. (hint: not stretching)

Additionally, this class will cover a exercises to aid in your cool down routine and help enhance recovery. Ultimately helping you cultivate a warmup and cool down routine that best suits your needs. 

Join this class weekly to learn new movement techniques and adopt tools to improve performance, reduce risk of injury, and most importantly have more fun in each and every climbing session.