Archive for the ‘Climbing’ Category

New Years SPECIAL

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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Edgeworks is more than a fitness resolution. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, make new friends and be part of a healthy and supportive community; making it the perfect place to be in 2019!

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.

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50% OFF 30-DAY INTRO PASS! (save $49)

Fill your Instagram account with awesome photos and hashtags: #2019 #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.

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Offers expire January 31, 2019

 

Winter Break Camps

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Break the Cabin Fever!

Edgeworks’ climbing camps are a fun way for young climbers of all abilities to stay active & engaged during winter break.

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 never forget!

Sign up for 1 day or multiple days. 

Dates & Times: 

December 26 | 12:30pm – 3:30pm
December 27 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
December 28 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
January 2 | 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Details:

Cost: $40 per day
Age Groups: 7 – 12 yrs
Skill Level: No experience necessary

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Member Appreciation Day 2018

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Join us ALL DAY for Treats, Clinics, Fitness Classes, and MORE.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Why? Because we really, REALLY like our members and want to say THANK YOU!
Stop by the gym for the 1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE and stay for the fun activities.

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks

Jump start your day!

9:00 am FREE Coffee, Mimosas & Donuts: YUM!

FREE! Technical Clinics

Space is limited. Sign up online!

 5:00 pm INTRO TO MULTI-PITCH – 30 mins
When swinging leads on a multi-pitch route, the belay transitions are often the biggest time suck. Learn make swapping leads on a multi-pitch fast, efficient and fun. (4) 30 minute session starting every half hour – 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30 – with 2:1 student/instructor ratios. _______________________________________________
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 5:30 pm KNOTS & HITCHES – 50 mins
With these knots you are on your way to being an efficient trad and multi-pitch climber.
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 5:30 pm ESCAPE the BELAY– 1 hr
What do you do if you need to facilitate assistance or a rescue for a climbing partner? Escaping the belay so that you can setup hauling or rescue systems is usually the first step. _______________________________________________
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 6:00 pm IMPROVE YOUR BOULDERING – 50 mins
Work with Team Edgeworks’ Head Coach, Josh, and help fine tune your bouldering skills. _______________________________________________
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 6:30 pm AVALANCHE AWARENESS – 90 mins
Designed to give you a basic understanding of avalanche hazards in backcountry travel. If you play in the snow in any capacity, this is a good program for you to take! _______________________________________________
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 6:30 pm ADVANCE YOUR TOP-ROPING 50 mins
Learn good habits, tackle your weaknesses, and advance your skills on the wall. _______________________________________________
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 7:30 pm RAPPELLING – 50 mins
Climbing often times involves rappelling. Learn how to rig a rappel setup so that you can rappel efficiently. _______________________________________________
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 7:30 pm LEAD FALLING – 90 mins
Learning how to take lead falls and catching them are some of the most important aspects of leading. Come to this clinic to become a better leader and belayer! Must be lead certified to attend.
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SPECIAL Fitness Classes

Featuring 6 different classes throughout the day!

 9:30 pm Morning YOGA w/ Heidi K– 1 hr

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 12:00pm Noon YOGA w/ Erica – 1 hr

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 5:00 pm WINTER FIT Training w/ Jake  – 1 hr
Balance, Agility, Strength and Mobility. Aerobic stamina and muscular endurance. All are involved in skiing and snowboarding Come learn to prepare your mind and body for a season on the slops! _______________________________________________
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 6:00 pm Evening YOGA w/ Anna– 1 hr

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 6:00 pm GROUP FITNESS Training w/ Matt & Jake – 1 hr
Functional movement is the cornerstone of athletic performance and longevity, and certain weighted lifts are the key to unlocking and improving this functionality. Get your foot in the door with a clinic designed to dial in and improve your strength and mobility. _______________________________________________
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 7:00 pm Acro YOGA w/ Samitha– 1 hr
Join us for the FUNdamentals of dynamic partnering and acrobatic balancing that is Acro Yoga.
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MEMBER SOCIAL!

Celebrate with us!

7:00pm MEMBER SOCIAL! w/ free beer & cider

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2018 1-Day Membership Sale!

Friday, December 7th, 2018

1-DAY ONLY! Friday, December 7, 2018 | 9am-10pm

You do not want to miss this opportunity because it only happens once a year — steep discounts on annual and 6-month memberships.

IN-PERSON and ONLINE SALES ONLY. No phone sales.
(For online purchases, simply click back to this page on Friday for the BUY NOW options.)

Don’t miss these amazing deals!

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $599!
BEST DEAL! Save $229 | Get 3+ months FREE! | No Freeze
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($199 Youth Add-On Available with Annual Membership)
6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $345!
GREAT SAVINGS! Save $69 | Get 1 month FREE! | No Freeze
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Member Benefits:

Not only is Edgeworks now TALLER, LARGER and NEWER but we also continue to offer our members so MUCH MORE!

CLIMBING! New rope, lead & auto belay walls, plus expanded bouldering areas.
FITNESS! Yoga, Strength, Pilates, NEW Weight and Cardio Rooms! 
INSTRUCTION!
FREE Intro to Climbing Courses. 
DISCOUNTS!
Retail, instruction courses, and MORE!
GUEST PASSES:
FREE 1st Time Guest Passes (2/visit), plus 1 FREE Guest Pass Each Month.
KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF!
FREE Fitness Consultation.
FUN! FREE Socials, Clinics, Events, Challenges and MORE!
Plus, an AWESOME Community of climbers and friends!

And don’t forget:

December 7, 2018 is also… MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY!

Join us for the annual membership sale and stay for the fun activities.
Check out the Schedule of Fun and sign up online. 

Endless Summer Climbing Camps

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Summer break isn’t over yet for Tacoma Public Schools.

More Summer + More Climb Time = More FUN!

Edgeworks’ “ENDLESS SUMMER” climbing camps are a fun way for young climbers of all abilities to stay active & engaged during this extended school break.

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 never forget!

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

Details:

 •  Age Groups: 7 – 12 yrs  -or-  12+ yrs
 •  Times: Monday – Friday;  8:30am – 12:00pm  -or-  12:00 – 3:30pm
 •  Skill Level: No Experience Necessary!
 •  Cost: $40 per day
 •  Starting: September 7th – ??

Ages: 7-12 Sign Up Now             Ages: 12+Sign Up Now

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!

 

Guides of Edgeworks

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Trip Report: Mt. Rainier | July 2018

by Andrew Powell

On July 15, 2018, Edgeworks’ head guide, Tod Bloxham, 4 guests, and I gathered at the gym to prep gear and drive out to the White River Ranger Station to begin our journey up Mt. Rainier.

Day 1
The forecast was good, if a bit too hot. We knew the sky would be clear and that there would be a lot of sunscreen in the coming 4 days. What we didn’t know, is that the standard Emmons-Winthrop route was rapidly falling apart.

The first day was an approach hike into Glacier Basin. The views of the route and mountain on the way to this camp are phenomenal and it serves as a means to ease into the 10’000ft gain of our trip. We enjoyed each-others company, told stories, and spent the evening generally relaxing and appreciating the views.

Day 2
Day two was allocated for snow skills training and the push to Camp Schurman. After a hearty breakfast and a casual start, we moved up the mountain and dialed in some essential climbing skills, like self-arrest and efficiency in snow travel.

As we continued up the mountain, we began to receive reports from other groups who were on their way out of hazardous conditions on the route, including collapsing snow bridges and at least one crevasse fall that required climber extraction. This news was a bit ominous, but Tod and I remained optimistic. Upon reaching Camp Schurman, the climbing rangers on sight gave us a run down on conditions. The standard route was no good and success would require a much more challenging and steeper route.

Day 3
Due to the daytime heat, we opted to rest and use the day to acclimate before having an early dinner and setting out for a 9pm start toward our objective. This allowed everyone to recuperate their energy reserves, and to mentally prepare for the big day. It also gave us the best possible snow conditions for the climb and descent of Mt. Rainier. We were roped up and ready to climb by 8:40pm and climbed through the night.

Day 4 – The Climb
We started out onto the Emmons Glacier via the standard bridge crossing out of camp. This was straight forward and the crossing over to “The Corridor” at 10,200’ was simple. This is where the reports of hazardous conditions and weak bridges were coming from. The climbing rangers advised us that staying climbers right in the more exposed terrain was the best path, as opposed to the typical “up the middle” path.

Part way up The Corridor, I checked my altimeter and realized that we were going to make it. The team had ample time to rest and everyone was climbing strong. We were moving up the mountain faster than expected while maintaining a sustainable pace.

At the top of The Corridor, the standard route leads climbers right to the “The Alpine Meadow”. The heat of the previous two weeks had obliterated this path, and it was in a right state. The alternate was to head climbers left into a large, steep bowl. This proved straightforward, but steep and icy. The cramponing was excellent, but the grade was unrelenting. For hours, we toiled upward; traversing and climbing slopes that make the standard route look easy. We trended far right at the top of the bowl to cross the final bergschrund, and reached the summit at about 5:30am.

We had climbed through the night, seeing both an amazing sunset and a glorious sunrise on route. The descent took us a fair amount of time, as the slopes were so steep. After some food, rest and packing up camp, we headed out to the parking lot and the Edgeworks van.

The trip was a great success and we are super excited for next season!

Global Climbing Day | Aug 18

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Walls are meant for climbing.

August 18, 2018 | 2pm – 5pm

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. For every participant that day, TNF will donate $1 to the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal, an organization dedicated to teaching responsible climbing practices through community-based programs.

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 bring this inspiring global initiative to the Puget Sound.

Join us in the gym, Saturday, August 18 from 2pm – 5pm, and help us grow & diversify the sport of climbing.

Activities will include:
  • FREE Intro to Climbing Course* with purchase of day pass.
  • FREE Gear Rental with purchase of day pass from 2pm-5pm
  • Opportunity to win FREE Raffle Prizes from The North Face and other retailers.
  • Group photo!

* Classes offered at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Must be 14 or older. Space is limited, SIGN UP ONLINE.

 

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.