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Member Appreciation Day

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Join us ALL DAY for Treats, Clinics, Fun Challenges, and MORE.

Friday, December 3, 2021

We value our members and designed a special day just for you! Morning, afternoon, and night, we’ve put together a schedule of fun featuring all the best Edgeworks + Stone Gardens has to offer. 

Stop by the gym for the 1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE and stay for the fun activities.

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks + Stone Gardens

Featuring FREE coffee, mimosas & donuts! 

Start at 6:00am, we’re kicking things off with fun morning treats for all of our early bird members.

FREE! Climbing Clinics

Clinics are for members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

From afternoon to evening, we’ve created a line-up of FREE climbing clinics designed to help you improve your skills and offer a glimpse into the possibilities that our Climbing School courses have to offer. 

Each location will feature a different schedule so be sure to click the link for your home gym to view what they’ve planned for you!

  • Better Lead Belaying
  • Crack Climbing
  • Knots & Hitches
  • Anchors 
  • Rappelling … and more!

SPECIAL FITNESS CLASSES

Friday fitness classes? Yes, please!

Here to help you finish your week strong and roll into the weekend ready for whatever life throws your way, a few of our favorite fitness instructors will be here to offer a special Friday line-up of classes and clinics. Featuring Yoga and Myofascial Release classes plus all new, Training + Systems Boards clinics.

Members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

FUN CHALLENGES + PRIZES

All locations will host fun challenges that will test your skills and speed against those of other members and staff. 

KNOT TYING:  Tie as many different knots as you can in 60 seconds while wearing a bandana over your eyes. The person with the most correctly tied knots will win a free cordelette and prusik cord from our Pro Shop!

ROPE COILING: See how fast you can coil a 60 meter rope, tie it to your back, and top rope a pitch. The fastest time will win a free rope from our Pro Shop!

MEMBER SOCIAL!

Community is the thing that keeps people coming back to Edgeworks. It happens naturally among climbers and through the monthly events, clinics, socials and meet up groups that help bring everyone together. 

We invite you to come find “your people”… because they’re also “our people”.

The social begins 8:00pm and will feature free drinks, friendly climbing banter and plenty of smiles. Please bring your best climbing gym etiquette and join us for the celebration!

1-Day Membership Sale

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

1-DAY ONLY! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021

It only happens once a year — steep discounts on annual and 6-month memberships!!

Don’t miss it.

IN-PERSON and ONLINE SALES ONLY. No phone sales.
For online purchases, simply click back to this page on Friday, December 3!

HUGE SAVINGS, small prices!

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $729!

BEST DEAL! | Save $203 | Get 2+ months FREE! | No Freeze
$249 Youth Add-On available with Annual Membership.

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $407!

GREAT SAVINGS! | Save $87 | Get 1+ month FREE! | No Freeze

MEMBERSHIP PERKS + REWARDS

Since 2004, Edgeworks has worked to build, expand and improve our facilities and offerings to meet the needs of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends looking to connect through shared interests in climbing, fitness and fun.

3 LOCATIONS, ONE MEMBERSHIP!

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot to love about this membership perk! Our members have access to MORE rope climbing, MORE bouldering, MORE instruction, and MORE fitness + training options than any other gym in our region with growing potential to improve + expand more than ever before.  We’re only getting started!

CLIMBING!

As an indoor climbing gym, our walls and our route setting program are our #1 products. In order to provide the best experience for our members and customers, it’s crucial that we keep diversity in mind as we work to update our facilities, build new walls, and develop our setting teams. 

We are committed to providing time and resources to ensure that we’re meeting, if not exceeding, your expectations (and ours) with the following: 

  1. Route quality and density
  2. Variety of setters and routes; including complex, challenging and thoughtful moves
  3. Available, varied and accessible terrain

TRAINING + FITNESS!

Each of our locations feature a weight room with everything you need to get in a good workout. Looking for climbing specific training? We have you covered with hang boards, campus boards, systems walls, Dawn Patrol, personal training and private instruction.

Or maybe group fitness classes are more your jam … Members from all locations are invited to come check out the Yoga, Pilates and Strength classes available in Bellevue + Tacoma!

EXPERT STAFF

Edgeworks’ Climbing School + Guiding programs are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association; employing professional mountain guides and course instructors that are trained and certified by the AMGA – the highest level of guide training available in North America.

COMMUNITY!

We’ve always seen our facilities as more than just plastic holds on vertical walls. We’re a community of climbers and friends; a place to come together in shared energy + excitement for adventure; a challenge or escape from the daily grind. It’s these connections that have fueled us through these past 18+ months and we couldn’t be more excited for the chance to start rebuilding community with new and longtime members.

MEMBER BENEFITS!

FREE! Intro to Climbing + Technique Courses
FREE! 1st Time Guest Passes (2/visit)
FREE! Guest Passes (1/month)
FREE! Age 3 and under Family Add-On
DISCOUNTS! Climbing gear, retail, instruction courses, etc.

.… and MORE!  

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.

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

Global Climbing Day

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Walls are meant for climbing.

August 21, 2021 | 10am – 4pm

Global Climbing Day marks the culmination of The North Face’s Walls Are Meant For Climbing campaign, a global movement to bring people together through the power and community of climbing.

We see walls as a place to unite our community through the sport of climbing – a sport that requires trust and partnership. The purpose is to inspire us all to think more hopefully about the community we can build – as climbers, as outdoor enthusiasts, as believers in the good of humanity.

Edgeworks is proud to partner with The North Face and climbing gyms around the globe to celebrate climbing and the community it creates. Locally for us, that means reducing the barriers to entry and increasing access for new climbers.

  • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Locations*: Seattle + Bellevue
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Details: FREE gear rentals with purchase of a day pass and extra staff available to offer a belay to new or less experienced climbers.

* Tacoma WILL NOT host an in-gym event. Instead, we’ve teamed up with The Trust for Public Lands to celebrate the recent installation of 2 new outdoor climbing boulders next to the Eastside Community Center.

Community Challenge

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

COMPETE WITH FRIENDS. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. HAVE FUN. WIN PRIZES!

Download the KAYA app TODAY to join!

Our ALL NEW Community Challenge is similar to our Boulder Series (or leagues) of the past but amped up in a whole new way!

Designed to be 2 competitions in one (seasoned pro or newbie), prizes will be awarded for top overall winners; recognition for “most improved”, “most recommendations” and “most unique routes”; plus a variety of weekly flash challenges worked in for added fun.

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

WHY ARE WE USING THE KAYA APP?

The KAYA Climb app may be new to the Tacoma community but is used by climbers all around the world and its features help us better facilitate the challenge by:

  1. Making it easier for us to track participation and progress.
  2. Giving you real time standings to see where you’re at, how your progress compares to others and exactly what you need to do to WIN! 

CHALLENGE DETAILS: 

Here’s all that you really need to know.

BOULDERING:

Four categories: (prizes for 1st place in each category + most improved)
– Intro VB -V1
– Beginner V1 – V3
– Intermediate V3 – V5
– Advanced V5 – V+

ROPES:

Elevation Comp: (most feet climbed during comp; top 3 win prizes)
– 25 ft for West Bay (ropes)
– 40 ft for East Bay
– 50 ft for Lead Prow

OVERALL PRIZES:

  1. Flash Challenges
  2. Most recommendations

PRIZES AWARDED DURING OUR NEXT MEMBER SOCIAL: AUGUST 3RD!

Summer Memberships

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Our Summer Send Special is back!

Perfect for climbers who are only in town for the summer months or new members looking for a great deal on a new membership!

Membership Dates: June 1 – August 31, 2021

Purchase Now: only $189!

Click the link for your home gym to sign up and save up to $83!

Get up to 3 months of climbing! June 1 – August 31.

Purchase now to get the most out of this awesome deal! And, enjoy all the great perks + benefits that come with being an Edgeworks + Stone Gardens member including:

  • 3 Locations: Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma
  • Climbing: Ropes, Lead + Bouldering
  • Guest Passes, Discounts and MORE!

The earlier you purchase, the better the deal – so don’t wait!

All summer memberships expire August 31, 2021 regardless of purchase date.

Food Drive

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Join Us in the Fight Against Hunger!

Together, Stone Gardens + Edgeworks are hosting food drives to support our local communities during this time of increasing need. 

While this is a combined effort across all 3 locations, donations will support the following food banks, local to each of our communities:

Bellevue: Renewal Food Bank
Seattle: Ballard Food Bank
Tacoma: Nourish Pierce County

Collection boxes have been set up at each location – Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma – and donations are being accepted anytime Monday – Friday between 10am-5pm; plus Saturday + Sunday in Tacoma.

Receive 20% OFF Retail!

As an added incentive, those who donate 5+ food items will receive 20% off any full-priced retail item to be used now or at a later date. 

Most Needed Food Items

Below is a list of the most needed items as well as a list of kid friendly recommendations: 

  • Soups and chili
  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual cereals and full box cereals
  • 8 oz shelf stable juice boxes
  • Shelf stable milk boxes
  • Shelf-stable alternative milks
  • Meal in a can: chili, ravioli, spaghetti-o’s 
  • Mac and Cheese*
  • Granola bars’*
  • Individual packages of nuts or trail mix*
  • Single-serve instant oatmeal*
  • Snack size fruit cups (in their own fruit juices)*

*Especially needed for weekend food for kids meals

2020 has been a difficult year for so many throughout our communities and every little bit helps. Thank you in advance for your donations and support!