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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.

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. Click the link for your home gym to view what they’ve planned for you!

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

Test your skills and speed against those of other members and staff. 

ROPE COILING: See how fast you can coil a 60 meter rope. 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!!
IN-PERSON and ONLINE SALES ONLY. No phone sales.

HUGE SAVINGS, small prices!

Choose your home gym to purchase.

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

Summer Camp Scholarships

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 Summer Camp Programs for 2022:

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

1 scholarship per camp will be awarded per location, each will include:

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

Summer Camp Scholarships Info Sheet:

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!