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Virtual Blood Drive

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Lead by example. Make an impact.
Give blood for our community.

Edgeworks is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to host a virtual blood drive across all three locations!

Blood banks have been hit hard this year and they are always looking to find ways to encourage folks to donate. Members and staff are invited to join us in reaching our company goal of 25 donors for September.

Help us reach our goal of 25 donors by following these simple steps:

Step 1:

Schedule an appointment to donate whole blood or apheresis (platelets/double reds/plasma) donation with Bloodworks anytime between September 1st and September 30th.

Same-day appointment is often available, call 1-800-398-7888 for an opening.

Step 2:

On the day of your donation, mention Edgeworks or the donor code “EDGE” when you are getting checked in so that we can keep track of our impact. Thank you for being a life-saver!

Eligibility questions? Please visit bloodworksnw.org/eligibility.

Those who are ineligible to donate or prefer to make an impact in a different way can consider the following: Make a financial gift. Be a Volunteer. Participate in our research program. Even if you can’t give blood for patient care you can give blood for medical research.

Local Donors. Local Patients.

Monthly Member Socials

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Because our members help build our community and we are intentionally working to build a welcoming space for all. One TUESDAY every month, we invite our members to branch out from their normal climbing sessions and engage with the Edgeworks’ community.

Meet other members, share stories, get tips from our staff, and have fun.

DETAILS:

Climbinggames, competitions, prizes, free drinks for members, and social time with friends (old and new), it doesn’t get much better than this!

1st Tuesdays = Tacoma
2nd Tuesdays = Seattle
3rd Tuesdays = Bellevue

As always, our Member Social evenings are FREE for Edgeworks members.
Social and activities begin at 7pm.

NEXT UP: TACOMA

TRIVIA NIGHT | Tuesday, September 6
Returning with an all new set of topics and questions to test your knowledge and wit about ALL THINGS – including, but not limited to climbing. Cash prizes for 1st place!

NEXT UP: SEATTLE

CLIMB WITH STAFF NIGHT | Tuesday, September 13
Who’s ready for the September Member Social night?! It’s Climb with staff night featuring fun games and prizes! Plus, Tenaya will here offering shoe demos and Patagonia will once again be joining us for another repair night from 6pm-9pm.

Patagonia Repairs:
Small clothing repairs on-site: patching, nicks and tears, and minor zipper work. For larger repairs: Drop off your Patagonia items at the station (sorry, no shoes or wetsuits). So get your winter coats, ski and alpine gear fixed up and prepped for next season!

NEXT UP: BELLEVUE

BLINDFOLDED CLIMBING | Tuesday, September 20
Test your senses. Climbing blindfolded adds a whole new challenge to your normal climbing routine by improving awareness and sense of touch for hands and feet on the wall. Compete against your friends to see who can complete the climb.

College Night

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Students climb for just $12!

The 2nd Saturday of every month, round up your roommates, classmates, and friends for College Night at all Edgeworks locations!

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm. Valid student ID required.

Bouldering… Roped Climbing (certifications required) … Systems Boards … and more equals LOTS of climbing. It’s that simple. So bring your friends, pull some plastic, and have FUN!

As always, all Edgeworks members climb for FREE!

Military Night

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

The first Saturday of every month, Edgeworks offers “Military Night” discounts for military service members and their families.

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm | Valid military ID required.

Price includes access lower level bouldering for those with little to no experience. Top rope climbing is available to those who pass our belay test.

Click here for more information about our belay certifications and gym rules.

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.

Family Night

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Climbing with your kids just got that much better!

Don’t want to give up climbing now that you’re a parent?
Want to meet other climbers with kids who understand the challenges?

We get it! Being a parent doesn’t mean you need to stop climbing but it does mean you may need to climb differently and that’s what Family Night is all about.

  • Meet and learn from other parents.
  • Make connections and share the responsibility of supervising the kid(s) while you climb.
  • Shift your climb times to when it’s less busy in the gym.
  • Manage expectations because sometimes the kids just won’t cooperate.

4th Saturday of every month | 5pm – 10pm
$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental

Price includes bouldering access for those with little to no experience.  Top rope climbing is available to those who pass our belay test.

Important Notes:
– Adults must be accompanied by 1 or more children.
– Children must be under 18 years of age.
– Maximum 2 adults and 3 children per group.
– Youth under 14 must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.
– Please see our Climbing With Kids tips for more information.

Global Climbing Day | 2022

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Walls are meant for climbing.

August 20, 2022 | 10am – 4pm

Global Climbing Day is a celebration of the climbing community and the opportunities we find in every obstacle on the wall. Join us on 8.20.22 and we’ll them climb together

Promoting community building events focused on increasing access and inclusivity in climbing. The North Face is partnering with gyms around the world for a day of celebration that has inclusivity at its core.

Edgeworks is proud to join this partnership again this year by offering opportunities that reduce the barriers to entry and increase access for new climbers.

FREE CLIMBING!

Sign up in advance for 1-hour of FREE CLIMBING + gear rentals including staff support, belay services and tips for getting to the top. Space is limited and reservations are required so remember to sign up early!

FREE GUEST PASS FOR MEMBERS!

Share climbing with your friends. Separate from the monthly guest passes already included with membership, we invite our members to join us in making climbing more accessible by bringing 1 FREE GUEST (new or returning) to our Global Climbing Day event. This offer is only available during the event so don’t miss out!

Women’s Climb Nights – TAC

Monday, August 8th, 2022

2nd Mondays in Tacoma | 6pm

Our Women’s Climb Nights focus on creating a dependable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere to connect with other climbers or begin one’s climbing journey. The program offers a new place for women and underserved genders to feel welcome and explore the climbing environment and community.

Staffed by an Edgeworks employee (Community Facilitator) for 1 hour, participants are invited to stay and continue climbing together into the evening. This experience is intended to help participants find new belay buddies and connect with new friends.

Meet and climb with new people and build overall stoke!

The evening typically begins with a warm up on the boulder walls and an ice breaker, followed by top rope climbing.

  • Membership or regular day pass rates apply.
  • If you do not own a harness or shoes, complimentary rentals will be included.
  • We encourage those who wish to attend to be belay certified.
  • This program is currently offered only at our Tacoma location.