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Monthly Member Socials

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

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

DETAILS:

One TUESDAY every month, we invite our members to engage with the Edgeworks community: meet other members, share stories, get tips from our staff, and have fun.

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:

BLACKOUT CLIMBING

TACOMA | Tuesday, November 2
The nights are growing increasingly longer and instead of fighting it, we’re choosing to celebrate it by cutting the lights in 1 area of the gym and giving climbers the chance to light the walls and climb by headlamp. Not only is it fun but also excellent practice should you ever get caught on an outdoor climb late at night. A limited number of headlamps will be provided, so BYOHL (bring your own headlamp) for full participation in this fun event!


OUTDOOR SOCIAL

SEATTLE | Tuesday, November 9
To maximize the fun and keep everyone safe, we’re keeping our focus on outdoor socials with a fun theme, games and smiles. Weather permitting of course, though we won’t let a little rain stop us from having fun. Join us!


MEMBER SET EVENT “REVEAL + VOTING”

BELLEVUE | Tuesday, November 16
Join us for the official unveiling of the routes from our member setting events happening November 13 + 14. These routes will only be up for 5 days so don’t miss this opportunity to climb and vote for your favorites in the following categories: most creative, “fun + flow” and crowd favorite.

Route Setting Clinics

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Think you have what it takes to be a route setter? Have a new home wall and need tips for how to arrange the holds in more challenging and interesting ways?

Or maybe, you already have a paid gig as a professional route setter and would like to hone your skills, connect with other local setters and add to your existing craft.

Either way, Bellevue’s Head Route Setter, Tonya Bamboe, and USAC Level 4 route setter, Morgan Young. have you covered!

INTRODUCTION TO ROUTE SETTING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 12pm – 8pm
This beginner level clinic is designed to introduce the tools, skills, and methods to participants with no prior route setting knowledge or experience. Participants will focus on safety, hold selection, tool handling, setting, and forerunning in a classroom setting. The clinic will then move to the climbing floor, and participants will get to apply what they’ve learned to set boulder problems from V0 up to V4.

Details:

Date: Saturday, November 13 | 12pm to 8pm
Location: Bellevue Stone Gardens
Cost: $100
Audience: Members and General Public
More Info: For those who have minimal to no experience setting, are curious about the craft, want to set a route in our gym, hang out with setters, learn the basics, build/set a home wall or college gym, etc.
Format: 1 hour of classroom time, 45 minute lunch break, 6 hours of setting and forerunning
Prerequisites: No experience needed. No drill use.
Guest Instructor: Morgan Young, USAC Level 4 Route Setter

FOUNDATIONS OF COMMERCIAL SETTING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 11am – 7pm
This advanced level clinic dives into the application of professional setting philosophies and methods to provide career foundations for commercial route setters, those exploring the industry, or wanting to break into the field. Participants will focus on creation and maintenance of product quality through accessibility, equity, and intention to create an experience for public function.

Details:

Date: Saturday, November 14 | 11am to 7pm
Location: Bellevue Stone Gardens
Cost: $125
Audience: New and Experienced Setters
More Info: For those looking to get into route setting, set for a gym, already set and want to hone skills, advance an apprenticeship, get formal education for current/future positions.
Format: 1 hour of classroom time, 45 minute lunch break, 6 hours of setting and forerunning
Prerequisites: Prior setting experience (college or commercial gym preferred) OR experience using drills/impacts AND taken an Intro to Setting clinic somewhere (can be the previous day 11/13/21^^)
Instructors:
Tonya Bamboe, Bellevue’s Head Setter
Morgan Young, USAC Level 4 route setter.

College Night

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Students climb for just $12!

The 2nd Saturday of every month, round up your roommates, classmates, and friends for College Night at all Edgeworks + Stone Gardens 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, Edgeworks+ Stone Gardens members climb for FREE!

Military Night

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

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.

Youth Program Scholarships

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Edgeworks is committed to increasing equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience; working to build a culture where difference is valued, innovation thrives and adventure is accessible to all.

As part of this commitment we are now accepting scholarship applications for participation in the following Youth Programs:

  • Beginning Climbers (6 weeks)
  • Junior Climbers (1 year)
  • Club Climbers (1 year)
  • Team Edgeworks (1 year)

4 scholarships will be awarded per location, each will include:

  • 100% of program fees
  • Rental gear during program: shoes, harness, belay device
  • Edgeworks membership benefits for the duration of the program

Deadline to apply: November 5, 2021

KAYA | SG Boulder League

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

The SG Boulder League is back!

August 9 – September 3, 2021
Open to all who want to participate! With a relative scoring system, climbers of all levels and abilities have the chance to win. Join the fun and sign up through KAYA today!

THE BASICS:

Participation is FREE and scoring is based on the relative grade limit for the climber. All boulders in Seattle and Bellevue will be part of the league.

The league starts with a community event kick-off on August 9th and ends September 3rd. Winners will be announced shortly after. Get psyched and try hard!

CHALLENGE FORMAT:

  • Skill level: choose the hardest grade you can send in 5 tries
  • Individual event: no team, no categories and no repeats
  • Prizes awarded to the top 3 competitors from each gym (SEA/BEL), including great gear, fun t-shirts, and more!

RULES:

  • Scoring is based off of self-reported V-Max grades (a grade you can send in 5 go’s – or less – on a regular basis). 
    • 100 points for routes completed at your V-Max grade. 
    • 10 additional points for every grade above that. 
    • 20 points subtracted for climbs below your V-Max. 
    • 1 point will also be deducted for each attempt.
  • Sandbaggers beware! V-Max grades will be bumped when necessary. 
  • Climbs must be logged in KAYA, anytime from Aug 9th – Sep 3rd.
    • Download the KAYA app and add Stone Gardens Bellevue or Seattle as your home gym; the League will pop up in your feed. 
  • Be sure to follow the live, ongoing leaderboard in KAYA to track your progress and compete!

Student Membership Sale

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

It’s “Back to School” time!

Which means the return of our STUDENT (and Teacher) MEMBERSHIP SALE!
September 1 – 30, 2021

ALL STUDENTS and TEACHERS, regardless of age or full-time enrollment status, qualify for the discounted $0 Start-Up Fee.

How It Works:

Just show us your valid Washington State Student ID and get a monthly AUTOPAY Membership with a $0 Start-Up Fee!
That’s a savings of $40 for students and $50 for teachers.

Membership Perks + Rewards: 

Members receive ALL ACCESS to our 3 locations in Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma! Plus, the greatest variety of climbing, fitness, instruction, guiding and community in the region.

CLIMBING! Bouldering, Top Rope + Lead
COMMUNITY EVENTS! Comps, Socials + Clinics
FREE! Intro to Climbing Courses
GUEST PASSES, YOGA, FITNESS and more!

Monthly Rates:

Student rates are available to full-time students only. Student members must show proof of enrollment annually: undergraduate (min. 12 credits); graduate (min. 9 credits)

Remember, the SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER 30TH so be sure to take advantage of this deal!
We can’t wait to see you in here climbing. 

Want more info? Click here

Team Edgeworks Tryouts

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Interested in being a part of our youth climbing team? Think you’ve got what it takes to pull hard and represent Edgeworks + Stone Gardens? Then we want you to join us at tryouts!

TEAM EDGEWORKS

We’ve recently finished an extremely successful 2020/21 season. Despite the crazy year, our teams continued to train and compete locally, regionally and nationally with 8 team members recently competing in the National Championships in Reno, Nevada!

As the new school year begins, we’re looking forward to an even more exciting season’s beginning, and that includes adding new climbers to the team.

We’re looking for youth climbers, ages 7-17, who want to improve and are willing to work hard to do it! Remember, attitude is more important than age or present ability, so don’t be scared to come and try out for the team.

TRY-OUT SCHEDULE:

SEATTLE: August 13 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
BELLEVUE: August 20 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
TACOMA: August 27 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

REGISTER TODAY!

Registration is required and tryout participation is free.  
Participants are welcome to choose any 1 of the available tryout dates + locations.  
To do sosimply SELECT YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION and follow the links below.

MORE INFO

All athletes must fill out a WAIVER prior to attending

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach, Michael Madison, at michael@edgeworksclimbing.com or feel free to contact your respective gyms directly.  We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!