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Phase 2 Re-Opening

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Welcome to Phase 2, Tacoma!

After a few long months, we’ve made some big strides. Here’s an exciting list of all things Edgeworks can (and can’t) do in Phase 2: 

LIMITED CLIMBING AVAILABLE

We have reopened the gym to MEMBERS only for small group climbing and training sessions. Reservations are required. For more information click here.

OPEN FOR RETAIL! 

The outdoor crags are calling and it’s time to stock up on your outdoor climbing gear needs – shoes, ropes, belay devices, quickdraws, packs, helmets + more. We’ve got it all! 

Member Discount! As an added bonus, we’ve increased our member discount to 15% OFF any retail purchase for the duration of Phase 2.

Face coverings required for everyone entering the gym + must be worn at all times. 

RETAIL HOURS

Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION 

We can now offer small group, private instruction for up to 5 people in the gym! 

Ready to take your climbing to the next level? This is a great time to schedule a private Movement + Technique or Lead Climbing class. Need to brush up on your outdoor climbing skills? Our Rappelling and/or Anchor Clinics offer the perfect opportunity to do just that! 

Schedule the instruction that is right for you at a time that is convenient for you! Click here for more information.

PRIVATE YOGA + FITNESS

Whether you’re looking to improve flexibility, increase strength or reduce stress in your life, our private yoga + fitness options are the perfect next step. Each session can be entirely personalized to fit your specific needs. 

It’s easy to get started! Simply fill out our online interest form today and we’ll connect with you the instructor who’s right for you.

PERSONAL GUIDING 

Let’s admit it, we’ve all been cooped up for too long. It’s time to get outside + accomplish something big! Whether you have a specific goal or trip in mind or you’re looking for ideas, we’ll work with you to plan a trip that meets your personal interests, style and need for adventure. 

20% OFF personal guiding trips scheduled to occur between now and July 31, 2020. 

Let us work with you to plan an adventure that meets your interests and needs! Click here for more information.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Our personal trainers are focused on your athletic development. When you train with us, you’ll improve your fitness, strength, and stamina and you’ll get the best, personalized training specific to your goals. 

Contact us to restart your training program or kick start something new!

GROUP FITNESS

We remain unable to reopen for group fitness at this time. Join us online for live, streaming Yoga + fitness classes with your favorite Edgeworks instructors! www.facebook.com/EdgeworksFitness

We’ll keep you updated!

Online Fitness Classes

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Streaming live and online!

We’re excited to announce an all new way for you to still get those much needed (and missed!) Edgeworks Fitness’ Program fixes – we are now offering LIVE, STREAMING yoga + fitness classes with all your favorite instructors!

Because social distancing doesn’t have to mean isolation! The Edgeworks Fitness team is still here for you – helping you stay connected and active.

YOGA CLASSES

Head on over to our new Edgeworks Fitness Facebook page to get direct access to all of our yoga classes taught by the instructors you know and love, offered LIVE and ONLINE.

Yoga classes are offered every weekday with no registration required*. Simply set up your mat, pull up the Facebook page and follow along!

Miss a class or want to take it again? No problem! All yoga classes will remain on our Edgeworks Fitness page, available for you to participate whenever is convenient for you.

*Note: Restorative Yoga, Saturdays at 11am with Mary will not be available through the Edgeworks Fitness page and instead requires advance registration to participate. See below for instructions.

FITNESS CLASSES

Edgeworks members can also participate in their favorite fitness classes!

Strength + Conditioning, Core 45, Circuit 60, and Durability for Climbers are now being offered LIVE and ONLINE through Google Meet! Unlike the classes offered on our Facebook page, Google Meet allows our fitness instructors to engage and interact, live with members – an important element when working on strength and conditioning exercises.

How to join a fitness class:
Head on over to the online schedule and register for class. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link and easy to follow instructions to join the Google Meet session. It’s that easy!

Fitness class reservations are available to MEMBERS ONLY and will open 24 hours prior to the start of each class. If no times are available, then the reservation window has not yet opened. Please check back 8 hours prior to the start of the class, or refresh your browser.

Space is limited. Sign up online to reserve your spot!

2020 Summer Camp Update

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Smaller camp sizes, more time outside and creative thinking.

We know these are trying times for everyone, including parents. With schools closed through the end of the school year, the pressures of homeschooling and a growing need to keep kids entertained at home; we could all use a little light at the end of this uncertain tunnel.

REGISTER FOR CAMP!

Planning ahead

As we have now entered Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, we’re slowly beginning to reopen parts of our business. With this progress, Edgeworks is confident in our ability to provide Summer Camp programming – it will just look and feel a little different from what we’re all used to.

Reduced Camp Sizes

The health and well-being of our members, guests + staff continues to be paramount in our decision-making. For that reason, camp sizes have been reduced from 12 participants down to 5 or 6.

We have also implemented an all new set of community health guidelines to help mitigate health risks for our employees + campers.

More Time Outside

As anticipated, state guidelines are limiting the number of people allowed inside the gym at one time. The good news is that so much of our Summer Camp programming, fun and adventure can be done outside!

Our amazing Youth Program and Outdoor Guide staff have researched a variety of local outdoor locations for our Adventure Rock camps to still enjoy some much needed outdoor adventure this summer!

Silver Linings

The other silver lining of these changes has been the opportunity to develop a new curriculum to further engage and inspire campers to keep climbing and exploring the outdoors. Our staff have brainstormed some really fun ideas that may just result in better than ever experiences for our campers!

Keeping You Updated

As news from Governor Inslee continues to develop throughout the summer, our plans may continue to change. We will be sure to keep you updated with any necessary adjustments to our programming.

We also invite you to check our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts or drop us an email at climb@edgeworksclimbing.com.

We’d be happy to hear from you!

Sustaining Member Climb Times

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

UPDATE: Friday, July 24, 2020 | In response to Governor Jay Inslee’s recent rollbacks involving gyms and fitness centers, we are temporarily suspending all reservations, effective July 30th. We are currently assessing how we will move forward and will have more information in the coming days. Stay tuned!


We are excited to begin welcoming sustaining members back to the gym! 

In accordance with the state’s Phase 2 guidelines for fitness facilities and indoor gyms we are continuing to slowly re-open the gym to members at very limited capacities.

In addition to opening retail, private instruction + personal guiding, we are now able to re-open our climbing + fitness areas to small groups of sustaining members – up to 5 per area and by reservation only.

Due to these limitations, we’re opening climb time reservations for SUSTAINING MEMBERS ONLY.

This includes those who did not freeze or terminate memberships during the closure and is one way we’re choosing to say THANK YOU, because our doors would not be open to today without them.

Monthly Autopay:
Members who did not freeze or terminate memberships during the closure.
Unfreezes will not be allowed at this time.

Annual Prepaid Members:
Members who did not freeze or request an expiration extension.
Annual prepaid members who choose to use the gym during this time will be considered “sustaining members” and will not receive extensions of their membership expiration dates.

Limited to one 2-HOUR time slot per day.

Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm*
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm*

Saturday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reservation instructions have been emailed to sustaining members. If you have not received information, please contact climb@edgeworksclimbing.com.

*weekday evenings (4pm – 9pm) are exclusive to sustaining members only; other time slots are open to ALL members.

Reservations are specific to 1 area only for the full 2-hour time slot but may be moved to other areas as space permits. Please ask at the Front Desk before moving to a new area.

1. East Bay: Lead + Top Rope | max 5 people
2. West Bay: Top Rope Climbing | max 5 people
3. West Bay: Bouldering | max 5 people
4. Weight + Cardio Areas | max 5 people
5. NEW! Kilter Board | max 2 people

Sustaining members only, please check your email for reservation information or contact us at climb@edgeworksclimbing.com.

As we slowly begin to re-open, there are a few important changes and details you’ll need to be aware of before you arrive.

NEW HEALTH + SAFETY INFO

All climbers must watch our re-opening video AND click here to read ALL of our new health + safety information BEFORE heading to the gym for your next climbing/fitness session.

RGPro CONNECT APP

Members are encouraged to download the RGPro Connect app to their phones. Set-up is easy and the app will allow you to view your reservations and make new ones.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME

Members who DO NOT arrive within the first 15 minutes of their reservation start time risk losing their reservation to other climbers waiting on stand-by.

We know not all of you will agree with our approach to re-opening; however, mitigating risk for our employees + members is our top priority. Therefore, we will require full compliance with our processes + rules.

Comments are welcome via our suggestion box or email us at: climb@edgeworksclimbing.com

Covid-19 Updates

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

OUR COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Friends, we hope you’re all doing well. After a long 3 months, we’ve made some big strides!

BUSINESS IN PHASE 2

As we have now entered Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, we’re slowly beginning to reopen parts of Edgeworks in very limited ways including retail, guiding, private fitness, private instruction + limited climbing for members only.

Click here for more details!

CLIMBING IN PHASE 3

Ultimately though, we know that the biggest question still remains, “when will we fully re-open for climbing + fitness” ? All indoor fitness/gym facilities with greater than a 5:1 specialized instruction ratio must wait until Phase 3.

When will that be? The answer is highly dependent on our ability to maintain a reduced number of COVID cases in Pierce County. For us, this means that our reopening date is still unknown but we’re all feeling more optimistic . 

Please stay tuned for an official announcement of our Phase 3 reopening date + details.

EDGEWORKS COMMUNITY

We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from you, the Edgeworks community! Your kind words and ongoing financial support have been crucial in helping us get through one of the toughest times we have ever gone through. We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you! #WeGotThisTacoma

OUR STAFF

Our staff have remained our #1 priority and we know they’ve also been a priority to our sustaining members.

Keeping employees paid, staying current on our rent and continuing to pay the bills has been possible, albeit difficult. The collective support of our community, cash reserves, federal PPP COVID funding, and now state/federal unemployment funding have all helped us get where we are today – preparing to rebuild and re-open stronger than before.

As of May 24, we transitioned to state and federal unemployment benefits for many of our staff – including 23 furloughs, 3 lay-offs and other reductions in pay. This decision was not easy or taken lightly. However, we know that our staff are in a better position today to benefit from government safety nets that were not as reliable or available 10-12 weeks ago. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to help bridge that gap for our employees. 

YOUR MEMBERSHIPS

Until then, your membership dollars will continue to support payroll for our remaining staff and aid in our reopening as we work to prepare the gym with an all new set of community health guidelines. We continue to be extremely grateful to each and every one of the 880 members who have stuck with us throughout this time. Your support makes our reopening plan possible.

MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

For more information about membership options, updates and free freezes, please head over to our new Member Resources page.

UPDATES + MESSAGES

June 17 | Phase 2 vs Phase 3 + Our Staff
May 11 | Still on Hold; Ready to Press Play
April 17 | Your Membership Dollars + Reopening Info
March 25 | Update For Our Members
March 16 | Gym Closure Update #2
March 13 | Temporarily Suspending Operations
March 9 | Community Health Information

STAY CONNECTED

If you’re not already following us on Facebook and Instagram, we invite you to join us there!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT + PATIENCE

Please take care of yourselves and your families, stay safe, be kind to one another + continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organization:

– Wash your hands frequently
– Maintain physical distancing
– Wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings
– Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
– Practice respiratory hygiene
– If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Online Climbing Clinics

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Wednesday + Friday Evenings

Just because we have to practice social distancing, doesn’t mean we can’t also teach some climbing skills. Every Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 7pm, we will host free online clinics for our members.

Our experienced, professional, and AMGA certified climbing instructors will lead a different clinic – from clipping and un-clipping quickdraws to hauling and raising systems. These clinics will be taught virtually via Google Meet with sign-in links and instructions emailed with registration.

Clinics are FREE for members but space is limited so be sure to SIGN-UP early to claim your spot and take advantage of this cool member perk!

Registration for each clinic will be made available 6 days in advance of the scheduled date.

Cancellations + No-Shows

Because the response to these clinics has been very popular, we ask you to do your absolute best to show up for the clinic you register for. If you cannot make it, please cancel as soon as possible so that we can open up the space for others.

NEXT UP:

Wednesday 6pm | June 12, 2020: Multi-Pitch Rope Management w/ Andrew
Ledge stack or lap coil? Come find out! We are going to be demonstrating and discussing rope management practices.

Suggested equipment: Anchor, Harness, Belay/rappel device, PAS or 120cm sling, 3 locking carabiners, Prussik loop or 60cm sling, Rope

Don’t have the listed equipment? Feel free to watch and contribute with questions.

Space is limited. Sign up online to reserve your spot!

Hangboard Tips + Technique

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Calluses gone and finger strength waining? Time to dust off the old hangboard and start re-building your strength. But where do you start?

Join route setter and Team Edgeworks new head coach, Michael, for a weekly live video series all about HANGBOARDING – Fridays at 7:15pm on the Edgeworks Fitness Facebook page.

Each week, Michael will focus on different tips n’ tricks of hangboarding, and each week will have a different theme; starting with the basics of hangboarding, who should hangboard, how to safely hangboard and more.

Miss a session or want to take it again? No problem! These videos will remain on our Edgeworks Fitness page, available for you to participate whenever is convenient for you.

Monthly Climbers’ Social

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020


June 9, 2020 – ONLINE TRIVIA NIGHT!

Climbinggames, competitions, prizes, FREE BEER!, and social time with friends (old and new), it doesn’t get much better than this!

The FIRST TUESDAY of every month, we invite you to be part of the Edgeworks community: meet other climbers, share stories, get tips from our staff, and have fun.

These events are also an opportunity for us to support the awesome work of our friends over at the American Alpine Club and Access Fund by providing discounted day passes to the members of either group. If you’re not already familiar with the work these two organizations do to keep outdoor climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment we all enjoy, we invite you check them out and get involved. 

As always, our Climbers’ Social evenings are FREE! for Edgeworks members.
$12 for AAC and Access Fund members
$20 for everyone else.

Social and activities begin at 7pm.

Join us for the FUN!


NEXT UP:

June 9, 2020 – Online Trivia Night
Get your teams ready to compete to be the most knowledgeable and in turn, win an Edgeworks Gift Card! We will see you Tuesday night at 6:30PM. 🙌 

Join us here.