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Summer Memberships!

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Summer Membership: $169

Available: June 1 – August 31, 2018

Only in town for the summer months? Then this is the Edgeworks membership for you!

Purchase now to get the most out of this awesome deal – 3 months of climbing, fitness classes, and socials.

PLUS, unlike our 30-day intro passes, you’ll also get to enjoy all the great perks and benefits that come with being an Edgeworks member including guest passes and discounts on our outdoor days!

Summer memberships expire August 31, 2018 regardless of purchase date.

 

Trip Report: May 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Spring has arrived!

by Andrew Powell

We can’t let these longer, warmer days of sunshine go to waste and the Edgeworks Guides have been out making the most of it – climbing and guiding at our local PNW crags and beyond! It is the “beyond” that this month’s trip report will focus on. More specifically, rocks colored “Red” and called “Smith“.

Because while mountainous states like Washington and Colorado are experiencing finicky weather with cleansing spring showers, other areas are getting warm and dry sunshine, springtime in the desert and high desert areas of the western US are amazing for climbing.
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RED ROCK:

In early April, Andrew met up with Edgeworks’ patron, Neil, for a couple of days of training in the “alpine” like areas deep within the canyons of Red Rock State Park in Nevada. They climbed some stellar classic routes, including Crooked Crack, and had great success exploring unknown climbing deep in Pine Creek Canyon. It was a fun couple of days moving in the warm dry environ!
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SMITH ROCK:

2 weeks later, Edgeworks all-stars, Erin and Ryan, joined Andrew at Smith Rock State Park for two days of climbing and got the full tour of the park located in Central Oregon. They climbed a handful of classic routes such as Cinnamon Slab, and some lesser known classics like Trezlar.

With Andrew as their guide, Erin and Ryan, enjoyed 2 full days exploring the park and climbing in areas that most people never visit.
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This is the time to get out to the dry parts of the world, like Vantage, to hone your skills and brush up for the fast approaching season. Edgeworks guides have expertise in the climbing areas we visit and can show you a place like you have never seen it before!

Upcoming Rock Trips:

Vantage Crag Day w/ Andrew & Jayden –  May 26
– Weekend Crag Day at North Bend w/ Berndt & CoreyJune 23

MORE INFO

Upcoming Summit Climbs:

Mount Rainier w/ Tod & AndrewJuly 15 – 18
Mount Baker w/ Andrew & TodAugust 5 – 8
Mount Shuksan w/ Andrew & TodAugust 19 – 21

MORE INFO

 

Member Challenge 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Earn your peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2018
Put your membership to good use and receive a FREE t-shirt with our 3rd 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: 50 points  |  Second Peak: 100 points  |  Third Peak: 175 points

The List:

We’re pretty stoked on this year’s newly expanded list of challenges! You can check it out for yourself HERE or pick up a copy at the gym.

In addition to more fitness, climbing game and skills based challenges, the distribution of points has been adjusted to entice both the over and under achievers among us. We predict that 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!

The Shirts:

Points will be tallied once a week by Edgeworks staff and T-shirts will be distributed upon achievement of the first peak (50 points). T-shirts will be labelled with the member’s name and added to a rolling cart located in the back hallway near the bathrooms. 

*Current stock/availability may delay the delivery 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 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.

 

Trip Report: Vantage

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Springtime at Vantage

with Andrew Powell

Spring has arrived!

Or at least it has hinted at its arrival which makes this the perfect season for climbing at Vantage.

On March 26th, Andrew lead our first outdoor rock climbing trip of the season.

The destination: the freestanding basalt columns of Frenchman Coulee (also known as Vantage)
The goal: to tune-up their skills on crack climbs and trad routes and also have a good time.
The routes: ‘Party in your Pants (5.8 trad)’, ‘Easy Off (5.10c sport)’; then ‘Pony Keg (5.9 trad)’, ‘Crossing the Threshold (5.8 trad)’, and finally ‘Air Guitar (5.10a trad)’.
The outcome: A great day on dry rock with awesome people – success!

If you’re looking to get outside for the first time this season, our group climbing trips are the perfect introduction to climbing at Vantage, North Bend, Mt. Erie, and Smith Rock.

Upcoming Edgeworks Group Climbing Trips:

 –  Trad Lead & Multi-Pitch: April 27th-28th, 2018
 –  Vantage Crag Day: May 25th, 2018

Regardless of your experience level, our guides and instructors are available to assist with expertise and knowledge – from navigating climbing areas and finding the right routes for you to climb, to offering that additional level of confidence to help take your outdoor sport, trad, or alpine climbing to the next level.

Our personal guiding options can open the door to new adventures and new places including Leavenworth, Darrington, Morningstar Peak, Castle Rock, Smith Rock, Boston Basin, Forbidden Peak, Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, Terror Basin and the North Cascades.

Contact Andrew for more details: programs@edgeworksclimbing.com

 

Gear Review: April 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

by Abbie Madlem

Black Diamond’s Momentum climbing shoes have arrived at Edgeworks! This comfortable, entry-level model is perfect for the gym or the crag, finding that sweet spot where all-day comfort meets performance climbing. Don’t let the flat-last fool you! The Momentum won’t slow you down.

Check out some of the tech specs:

Knit Uppers: The knit fabric means that the Momentum requires less break-in time than its counterparts. The fabric is designed to stretch and breath where you most need it, which means less sweaty feet and easy on-off!

Microfiber Liner: The microfiber liner in the front of the shoe minimizes stretch, which means how you buy them is how they should continue to fit.

Neutral, Flat Last: The neutral, flat last of the shoe allows your toes to lie in a neutral position. This is more inviting to newer climbers (your feet won’t be killing you at the end of your session!). They’re also great for more experienced climbers that are looking for a high performance, high comfort shoe (perfect for long days of cragging and long gym sessions)!

Durable Rubber: The rubber on the Momentum is unique in that it’s molded instead of cut from one sheet of rubber. This was inspired by the way that BD forges their carabiners, and is their engineered solution to optimize the shoe’s rubber and rands for weight, consistency, and comfort.

This shoe is unlike any other beginner shoe out there. If you’re curious (we know we were!), don’t take our word for it. Come in and try a pair out!

 

Spring Bouldering Series 3

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Spring Bouldering Series 3

Wednesday Nights: March 7th – April 11th
8:00pm – 9:30pm | FREE for Members

RESULTS: Final ←(click the link for CURRENT RESULTS)
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Compete with friends on the newest problems in the gym with our
3rd Annual Spring Bouldering Series!

This 6-week series is designed to be 3 competitions in one with trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners; recognition for “most improved”, “most inspirational”, etc; and a variety of weekly challenges worked in to each competition.

Regardless of your climbing ability (strong or newbie), this is sure to be a fun social experiment – er, EXPERIENCE –  for everyone involved.

If Wednesday nights aren’t your thing, we’ll have other options to join the competition throughout the week but with a bit less structure and community. Simply collect your scorecard from the desk and follow the route labels for the week. 

SIGN UP ONLINE or AT THE FRONT DESK!

Competition Categories:

(Male and female categories split into 3 difficulties)
V0 – V2   |   V3 – V5   |   V6+

Format:

4 redpoint competitions (in which points are gained only if the problem is completed)
2 surprise category comps

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AWARDS NIGHT!

Wednesday, April 18 @ 8:00pm
Join us for a FUN NIGHT of celebration including custom made trophies for category winners and outstanding participant recognition. Plus, some free beer because… why not?

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Spring Break Camps

Friday, April 6th, 2018


Looking for a FUN and ACTIVE way to entertain the kids during Spring Break?

Sign ’em up for Edgeworks’ Rock Climbing Camps!

Rock climbing is a great way for kids to build confidence, while promoting creative thinking, problem solving,  team building and trust. Not to mention that it’s a great way for them to burn off some of that extra energy during Spring Break!

Our programs are designed to entertain and challenge kids no matter their skill level. From beginner to advanced, our professional staff will keep them engaged in fun climbing related activities and games.

2018 DATES: 1 Week ONLY!                                                                      

– Monday, April 2
– Tuesday, April 3
– Wednesday, April 4
– Thursday, April 5
– Friday, April 6

DETAILS:                                                                                            

COST:  $40/DAY Register online  |  $159/WEEK Register online

AGES:  7 – 12 years   |   TIME: 9:30am – 12:30pm
No experience necessary!  |  Sign up for 1 day or the whole week.

 

New Years SPECIAL

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

JOIN NOW and SAVE!

Fitness resolutions are so 1989.

If you’re looking for a great way to challenge yourself, make new friends and/or be part of a healthy and supportive community, Edgeworks is the perfect place to be in 2018!

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!

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; not to mention our plans for advanced, members-only access to the new climbing wall when it opens later this year.

30-DAY INTRO PASS! (save $47)

Fill your Instagram account with awesome photos and hashtags: #2018 #newyear, #newadventures, #havingfun, and #lovingit! While the Intro Pass does not include all the same perks as a membership, it does include climbing, fitness classes, and 2 intro to climbing courses to help get you started.

Offers expire January 31, 2018