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AIARE L1 Avalanche Course

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

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If your plans for the winter include spending any time in the backcountry (ski, snowboard, snowshoe, climb, snowmobile) this avalanche safety course is for you.

2015-2016 AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses
December 17th-20th
January 7th-10th
February 11th-14th

Itinerary:
Thu/Fri: 6:00pm-9:30pm:
 Evening Classroom | Edgeworks
Sat/Sun: 8am-4pm: Field Days | Mount Rainier

Cost: $350      REGISTER HERE
($298 for Edgeworks Members)

Level 1 course curriculum includes:
• Weather  • Terrain Selection
 • Avalanche danger ratings  • Travel techniques
 • Snowpack  • Human factors
 • Self-rescue/Companion rescue  • Bonding tests/test profiles
 • Avalanche phenomenon  • Decision making
 • Trip planning and preparation

 

In cooperation with Mountain Madness, join us for an intensive 24 hour course that covers the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, travel techniques, human factors, and companion rescue. An AIARE L1 Course  can be considered a “stand alone” courses with a focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers”. We will offer lessons and exercises that are practical and applicable in the field.

At the end of this course you should be able to: plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain; recognize avalanche terrain; describe a framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain; and apply effective companion rescue.

Our highly experienced instructors have been trained by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). They are the best in our area!

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Membership Sale | BUY NOW!

Friday, December 5th, 2014

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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 5th | 9AM-10PM!
In Person or Online ONLY (no phone sales)

The Deals:

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $475! BUY NOW
($199 Youth Add-On Available with Annual Membership)
6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $285! BUY NOW
10 PUNCH PASS: only $109! BUY NOW

 

The Details: 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $475!
• THE BEST DEAL!
• Same price as last year and less than $40/month for a full year of climbing.
• Regularly $689 | SAVE $214 | No Freeze

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $285!
• NEW this year and only available during the sale!
• Regularly $486 | SAVE $201 | No Freeze

10 PUNCH PASS: only $109!
• Buy as many as you want!
• Regularly $140 | SAVE $31 | Non Transferable

What are the benefits of being an Edgeworks Member?

CLIMBING! Rope, Auto Belay & Bouldering  FREE! Age 3 and Under Family Add-Ons
FREE! Fitness: Yoga, Strength, Bootcamp  15% Discount on Climbing School Classes
FREE! Intro to Climbing Courses  10% Discount on ProShop purchases.
FREE! 1st Time Guest Passes (2 per visit)  FREE! Socials, Clinics, Outdoor Days, more!
FREE! Guest Pass Each Month (1 per month)  Great Community Atmosphere!

 

And don’t forget about MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY! Check out the Schedule of Fun and SIGN UP NOW!

FREE Outdoor Guided Climbing

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

instructor_SPI_BW-150x150 reducedParticipate in FREE professional training for beginner outdoor climbers! We are seeking individuals who would like to play the role of student/client for the exam candidates of an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) exam.

When: Tuesday October 7th, 9am-3pm
Where: Mt Erie (near Anacortes)

Your instructors for the day will provide a day’s worth of climbing instruction to those who are interested, all under the supervision of an AMGA Certified Rock Guide for FREE.  

We are primarily interested in climbers who haven’t spent a great deal of time outdoors.  “Mock clients” (you) will work with the guides from approximately 9am to 3pm. The ideal “mock client” will have rock shoes, a helmet and a harness, though if you don’t have one of these things, we may be able to provide it.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration

 

About the AMGA SPI Course/Exam: The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor Course and exam is the first in the AMGA sequence of climbing instructor and guide training programs.

The SPI course was designed to help capable recreational climbers transition into capable and effective climbing instructors. The course focuses on the technical skills required by an instructor as they are applied in all forms of single pitch climbing instruction. In addition to this, the course addresses the essential educational and environmental tenets required to teach climbing. Those seeking certification may go on to take a two-day field examination following the course. Certified Single Pitch Instructors are expected to demonstrate the technical and educational proficiencies necessary to instruct a variety of single pitch rock climbing skills in a safe and effective manner to both groups and individuals.

To read more about the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course and exam, please click on the following link: amga.com/single-pitch-instructor

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Edgeworks Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday

 November 28th  Thursday  CLOSED
 November 29th  Friday  9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

 Christmas Holiday

 December 24th  Tuesday  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 December 25th  Wednesday  CLOSED
 December 26th  Thursday  12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 New Year Holiday

 December 31st  Tuesday  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 January 1st  Wednesday  12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Give The Gift of Climbing

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Edgeworks Holiday Specials at 20%-37% off!  Membership, gear, shoes, ropes…  So much fun!

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Annual Membership Sale

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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It’s time for the world famous Edgeworks Climbing Annual One-Day-Membership Sale!

We’re cutting the prices, making memberships and punch cards insanely good deals. We’ve got a few ways to save so check ’em out.

ONE DAY ONLY: December 6th, 2013

These insane deals are coming fast and they’ll be gone just as quickly.
December 6th only, in-person only, no phone sales.

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MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY

Along with our Membership Sale, we also want to celebrate our members with a Member Appreciation Day including FREE Day Passes for everyone! It’s just our small way of saying, “Thank you for being members; come celebrate with us!”

Member Appreciation Day Schedule of Events: All activities FREE for Edgeworks Members!

Wake up with Edgeworks

9:00 am Yum: Coffee and Donuts

Fitness Clinics

12:30pm Pilates: Lunch and Learn (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE
1:00pm Pilates: Intro to Reformer (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE

Technical Clinics

4:00pm Trad Climbing: Knots & Hitches (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
5:00pm Multi-Pitch: Transitions (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
6:00pm Multi-Pitch: Pre-Rig Rappelling (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
7:00pm Rescue: Escaping the Belay (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE

Fitness Clinics

6:00pm Strength: Meta Training (w/Marissa)  DROP-IN ALLOWED
7:00pm Yoga: Yoga for Climbers (w/Amy Petty)  REGISTER HERE

Member Party

7:00pm Member Party: Free Beer (w/EVERYONE)

 

Member Appreciation Day

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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As a way of saying, “Thank you” to our members, we will be hosting a fun-filled Member Appreciation Day.  Because we recognize that our community of members is incredible and by being a member, you are Edgeworks! We hope you’ll come celebrate with us.

The day will be full of FREE! activities, including FREE DAY PASSES for everyone and a party for members. Check out the schedule below and be sure to join us December 6, 2013!

Member Appreciation Day Schedule:

Wake up with Edgeworks

9:00 am Yum: Coffee and Donuts

Fitness Clinics

12:30pm Pilates: Lunch and Learn (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE
1:00pm Pilates: Intro to Reformer (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE

Technical Clinics

4:00pm Trad Climbing: Knots & Hitches (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
5:00pm Multi-Pitch: Transitions (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
6:00pm Multi-Pitch: Pre-Rig Rappelling (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
7:00pm Rescue: Escaping the Belay (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE

Fitness Clinics

6:00pm Strength: Meta Training (w/Marissa)  DROP-IN ALLOWED
7:00pm Yoga: Yoga for Climbers (w/Amy Petty)  REGISTER HERE

Member Party

7:00pm Member Party: Free Beer (w/EVERYONE)

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – 9th Annual Tacoma Screening

Tacoma Screening Dates:
December 2-3, 2013
TWO NIGHTS! – DIFFERENT FILMS EACH NIGHT!

 

Presented by:
The Mountaineers
University of Puget Sound Outdoors Program
Edgeworks Climbing

 

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 festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour. The host organization 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.

Dates:

Monday December 2, 2013
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Get your tickets early!  In 2010 and 2011 we sold out before the doors opened!

Show time and seatting:

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Show starts at 6:45 pm
Seats are festival style ~ first come basis

Where:

Rialto Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma

Festival Prices:

1-Ticket / 1-Night
$18 General Admission
$14 MEMBER PRICING: for Edgeworks Climbing, The Mountaineers or University of Puget Sound Members

2-Night Package – See different movies both nights!
$33 General Admission
$25 MEMBER PRICING: for Edgeworks Climbing, The Mountaineers or University of Puget Sound Members

*Prices do not include handling fees & taxes
**2 -Night Package CAN NOT be purchased online; purchase in person at Edgeworks Climbing or over the phone with the Broadway Center Box Office

Tickets:

We recommend purchasing them in advance. Last year tickets were sold out by the time the doors opened!

• In Person:
Edgeworks Climbing
-or- Broadway Center Box Office
2-Night Package AVAILABLE when purchased in person
• Online:
Broadway Center webpage: Broadway Center Ticketing
2 -Night Package NOT AVAILABLE when purchased online
• Phone:
Broadway Center Ticketing: 253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593
2-Night Package AVAILABLE when purchased via phone

Super Cool Film Festival Trailer: