Archive for the ‘Climbing’ Category

Outdoor Gear Rentals

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Rent the gear needed for your next outdoor climbing adventure!

Check out our ALL NEW outdoor gear rental program, including:

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Crash Pads
  • Climbing Helmets (adult + youth)

For more details, stop by the front desk or give us a call.

  • Bellevue: (425) 644-2445
  • Seattle: (206) 781-9828
  • Tacoma: (253) 564-4899

Extended Summer Climbing Camps

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Supporting Seattle Families + Teachers

Our “Extended Summer” Climbing Camps are being offered as an outlet for kids (and parents) during the current Seattle Public Schools teacher strike.

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 that your child will want to tell their friends about!

Sign up for 1 session or multiple days. Camp offerings and registration will remain open until the district negotiations are settled and the kids head back to school.

DETAILS

DATES + TIMES:
• Starting September 12 – ?

Monday – Friday
• Morning Session: 8:45am – 12pm
• Afternoon Session: 12pm – 3:15pm

AGES:
• 7-12+, no experience necessary!

COST:
• $60/session for non-members and $50/session for members
• Campers can sign up for a single session, back-to-back sessions and/or multiple sessions throughout the week.

Cancellations:
Payment is non-refundable.
In the event of the negotiations settling and school resuming, all subsequent camp days will be cancelled and fully refunded!

Route Setting Clinics

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Curious about the professional pathways to becoming a route setter?

These clinics will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of route setting. Participants will learn best practices for safety and tool use, and will have the opportunity to set and forerun boulders in a variety of grades and styles.

We will discuss what a standard day of commercial setting entails, and the ways in which interested people can become more involved. Participants can expect to leave the clinic with a greater understanding of the route setting process and the avenues available to those interested in pursuing a setting career.

SIGN UP ONLINE!

LOCATIONS + DATES

TACOMA
August 12 (women only)
August 13

SEATTLE
August 19

BELLEVUE
August 26
August 27 (women only)

SCHEDULE

10am – 3:30pm with a 1 hour Q/A lunch break (lunch not provided)

COST

$85 / member
$100 / non-member

WOMEN ONLY CLINICS

Welcoming all who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them (cis, trans, genderqueer + non-binary). These sessions will be led by women from our setting teams.

Summer Memberships

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

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: NOW – August 31, 2022

Purchase Now: only $189!

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

Save on a summer of climbing! Now – 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 member, including:

  • 3 Locations: Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma
  • Climbing: Ropes, Lead + Bouldering
  • Instruction: FREE! Intro to Climbing Classes
  • Guest Passes, Discounts and MORE!

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

All summer memberships expire August 31, 2022 regardless of purchase date.

Celebrating Pride Month

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

COMMUNITY.

Together with professionalism, integrity and adventure, community is one of our core values. To us, it means “a welcoming group of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends connecting through our shared interests in climbing, fitness, and fun”. 

This Pride Month we’ve taken the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve done and still need to do for LGBTQ+ folks in our communities.

Why do we celebrate Pride Month?

We recognize that diversity fuels the spirit of our staff and community. Our commitment to equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience builds a culture where difference is valued, innovation thrives and adventure is accessible to all.

What are we doing to support the LGBTQ+ community?

We are proud to be creating safe + inclusive spaces where all climbers of any gender, identity or sexual orientation feel accepted;  where you can challenge yourself, build your skills and know that this is a place where you belong.

What steps are we taking to accomplish this?

  • Listening + responding to the needs of our staff, members + community
  • Maintaining hiring practices to recruit + retain a diverse staff team
  • Advancing a staff-led diversity, equity + inclusion committee
  • Hiring experts to help identify + navigate our strengths/opportunities through discussion and trainings
  • Building action steps to hold ourselves accountable to changes we want to see

What does this look like to our community:

  • Pride Routes during the month of June
  • Period products in all bathrooms
  • Access to gender affirming bathrooms in all facilities
  • Gender inclusive categories for competitions
  • Redefining who a “climber” is, can and should be by removing “The Climbers Gym” tagline of SG’s past and building a better, more inclusive community for all

COMING SOON!

  • Progress Pride flags in all facilities (year-round)
  • Community partnerships + meet-up groups

We’re listening.

Click here to offer your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.

This Pride Month we will be supporting:

Please consider joining us!

Youth Program Scholarships

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

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’ve developed a scholarship program for participation in the following Youth Programs:

  • Mini Rockers (6 weeks)
  • Beginning Climbers (6 weeks)
  • Junior Climbers (1 year)
  • Club Climbers (1 year)
  • Team Edgeworks (1 year)

4 scholarships are awarded per location, each one includes:

  • 100% of program fees
  • Rental gear during program: shoes, harness, belay device
  • Edgeworks membership benefits for the duration of the program

Click the link below to learn more about the application and selection process.

Summer Camp Scholarships

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Climbing camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced youth climbers of all ages!
Whether you’re looking to be introduced to the sport of rock climbing or want to push your climbing skills to the next level, our camps are a fun way enjoy the sport of rock climbing.

Edgeworks is committed to increasing equity and inclusion in climbing; working to build a culture where adventure is accessible to all.

As part of this commitment we are now accepting scholarship applications for participation in the following Summer Camp Programs for 2022:

  • New Rockers
  • Adventure Rock 1
  • Adventure Rock 2
  • Adventure Rock 3
  • Adventure Rock 4

Up to 1 scholarship per camp is available at each of our locations (Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma) and includes:

  • 100% of program fees
  • Rental gear during program: shoes, harness, belay device, helmet (outdoor days)
  • Backpacks and water bottles available for outdoor days

Application deadline: April 30, 2022

Member Challenge 2022

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Earn Your Peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2022
Put your membership to good use, add a little fun to your climbing sessions and earn a FREE t-shirt with our 6th 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 training games/activities, dancing and more.

As points are achieved, 3 different levels of “peaks” are awarded and added to your FREE member challenge t-shirt. It takes 150 points to earn all 3 peaks; with over 300 points available!

First Peak: 60 points  |  Second Peak: 100 points  |  Third Peak: 150 points

THE LIST

New challenges are added every year including fitness, climbing games and skills based challenges with a distribution of points designed to engage both the over and under achievers among us. As proven in previous years, 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!

Now Available!
Get a sneak peek at the 2022 Challenge List for your home gym and start planning your strategies now.

THE SHIRT

Points will be tallied once a week by Edgeworks staff and T-shirts will be distributed upon achievement of the first peak (60 points). T-shirts will be labelled with the member’s name and added to a rolling cart to be located near the front desk. 

*Current stock/availability may delay the delivery of 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 all of your peaks have been added.

THE 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 Member Socials in March, April and May, when we’ll have staff available to add the peaks for you.

YOUR 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.