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Covid-19 Response

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

TEMPORARY CLOSURE

It was with great weight and responsibility to our community that we announced our temporary closure, effective Saturday, March 14.

The health and well being of our members, guests, and employees weighed heavily on our decision to be part of the solution, not the problem. #flattenthecurve.

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 periods we have ever gone through. We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you! #WeGotThisTacoma

OUR STAFF

Our staff and our community mean the world to us, now and always. For this reason, we are choosing to hold our commitment to ALL of our employees and continue to pay them 100% of their regularly scheduled hours for as long as we can.

Choosing to maintain your membership will further our ability to ensure their jobs and wages for as long as possible. We hope your experience at Edgeworks has been excellent and you will stay with us through this time. Thank you for your consideration.

MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

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

UPDATES + MESSAGES

March 25 | Update For Our Members
March 16 | Gym Closure Update #2
March 13 | Temporarily Suspending Operations
March 9 | Community Health Information

STAY CONNECTED

Because social distancing and a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order doesn’t have to mean isolation, we’re continuing to work on a number of different ways to continue serving our members (you!).

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

WHEN WILL WE REOPEN?

While we’re anxious to reopen our doors and climbing walls as soon possible, that decision is currently out of our control.

Once the “Stay Home. Stay Healthy” order is lifted we will revert to CDC and WHO guidelines for event and group gatherings. You can expect to receive updates from us regarding our reopening date and plans going forward.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT + PATIENCE

Thank you for your patience while we navigate this new, unprecedented situation.

Please take care of yourselves and your families, check in with your friends and neighbors and follow the advice of the World Health Organization:

– Wash your hands frequently
– Maintain social distancing
– Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
– Practice respiratory hygiene
– If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Introducing Our New Logo!

Friday, May 1st, 2020

innovative:

in·no·va·tive /ˈinəˌvādiv/ adjective: introducing or using new ideas or methods; having new ideas about how something can be done

We’re proud to introduce our new logo and look forward to all of the additional possibilities that are yet to come! A sentiment that is more true today than ever before, in pre-COVID19 days.

Since the very beginning, the word “innovative” has been at the root of who we are as a business and for 15+ years we’ve been working to keep innovation at the forefront of Edgeworks’ vision for the future.

Structurally, our facility has evolved from a 10,000 square foot climbing gym with gravel climbing floors to our current modern facility that features the things we only dreamed about in 2004. Strategically, we’re always striving to stay ahead of industry standards and keep up with our own aspirations for growth and advancement.

With all that we’ve accomplished over the years, it was time for the Edgeworks logo to offer a better reflection of who we are today and also move us forward into the next 15 years of innovation.

We will always continue to celebrate where we came from… 1 of the first 250 climbing gyms in the US , 1st in the South Sound, 4th in the Puget Sound, and 5th in Washington State. And, we’ll never stop working to achieve all that we know Edgeworks can be and what our community (you!) wants us to continue to be well into the future. #WeGotThisTacoma

Special thank you to designer Jinger Hendricks for our awesome new logo!

FREE! Tuesday Night Clinics

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

March 17, 2020 – Womxn’s Dyno Clinic

The 3rd Tuesday of every month our experienced, professional, and certified Edgeworks staff will lead a different clinic – from movement to gear and training techniques.  Schedules and topics will be posted monthly and online registrations will be made available in advance of each clinic.

Registration is 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!


NEXT UP:

March 17, 2020 – Womxn’s Dyno Clinic
Dynos aren’t always big, crazy, impossible moves! Given proper technique, anyone can learn to make awesome dnyamic climbing moves. During this womxn’s specific clinic taught by Coach Jayden, you’ll learn techniques for vertical dynos, lateral dynos and down dynos.

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

Monthly Climbers’ Social

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020


March 3, 2020 – Table Bouldering

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:

March 3, 2020 – Table Bouldering
Bouldering… on tables?! Compete to see how many times you can loop around several different tables without touching the floor!

 

College Night

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Students climb for just $12!

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

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm. Valid student ID required.

Bouldering… Auto Belays… Top Rope (belay certification required)… Lots of climbing and NO age restrictions. It’s that simple. So bring your friends, climb on, and have FUN!

Next College Night: As a community health precaution, all meet-up groups and discount nights will be temporarily unavailable.

As always, Edgeworks members climb for FREE!

Family Night

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Climbing with your kids just got that much better!

Edgeworks’ Family Night offers $12 day passes with FREE gear rental.

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.

Come on in for some active and challenging family fun!

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

NEXT Family Night: As a community health precaution, all meet-up groups and discount nights will be temporarily unavailable.

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.
– Youth 13 and younger must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.

Winter Break Camps

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Break the Cabin Fever!

Edgeworks’ climbing camps are a fun way for young climbers of all abilities to stay active & engaged during winter break.

Campers will spend time with our youth instructors and coaches learning the basics of climbing with a mix of activities and games keeping them engaged and learning.

Each day is unique and will offer adventures and challenges that your child will never forget!

Sign Up Now

Details:

Age: 7 – 13 years
Cost: $60/members, $70/non-member
Duration: 5 hours/day
Skill Level: No experience necessary!

Dates & Times:

Sign up for 1 day or multiple days.
December 23, 2019: 9:30am – 2:30pm
December 27, 2019: 9:30am – 2:30pm
December 30, 2019: 9:30am – 2:30pm

January 2, 2020: 9:30am – 2:30pm
January 3, 2020: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019/20

Rialto Theater | Downtown Tacoma | 6:45pm – 10pm | Tickets On Sale Now

DATES: Monday, November 25, 2019 | Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Monday and Tuesday BEFORE Thanksgiving.

Purchase Tickets:
Cost: $20/night

Additional fees and taxes apply.

Member Discount:

Ticketing fees are waived for members of Edgeworks, The Mountaineers and Puget Sound Outdoors! Discount available only at Edgeworks.

For the BEST PRICE, purchase your tickets at Edgeworks!
Member discounts are not available through Tacoma Arts Live.

Don’t wait! Both shows tend to SELL OUT days in advance so be sure to buy your tickets now.

Presented locally by*:

The MountaineersPuget Sound Outdoors, and Edgeworks Climbing

Be inspired, be energized, and celebrate the spirit of adventure when the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Tacoma with all new films for 2019/20!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta.

Immediately after the annual festival wraps each November, a selection of the best films go on tour. The host organization(s) in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of their community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers. The World Tour visits approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries, reaching over 220,000 audience members. Tacoma is one of the very first stops of the tour!

Film selection occurs the afternoon of the events, and we will do our best to identify a range of activities to suit our varied local community.

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

Show times and seating:

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

Location:

Rialto 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.