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Member Set Event

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

5:00pm – 9:30pm | 3 – 90 minute sessions

Want to learn what it takes to be a route setter?

Here’s your chance! Join Edgeworks’ head route setter, Joe Stangel, for an evening of pure route setting joy – Monday, September 10th, 5pm – 9:30pm.

This is a beginner clinic designed to introduce climbers to the art of route setting. You will learn basic setting practices, have the opportunity to set your very own boulder problem, and get professional feedback.

This event is open to Edgeworks members only! (ages 16+)

Sign up online for your 90-minute setting session: 

 – Session 1: 5:00 – 6:30
 – Session 2: 6:30 – 8:00
 – Session 3: 8:00 – 9:30

6 spots available for each session; 18 total. 

Tuesday Crag Nights!

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Tuesday nights at the crag!

$25 for members; $50 for everyone else.
Reserve your seat today!

FACT: Climbing on real rock makes someone 77% more likely to become a lifelong climber than someone who does not.

So why not join us for Tuesday Crag Nights? 3 weekday evenings this summer we’ll gas up the Edgeworks van and head out to North Bend to enjoy the long summer evenings only the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Transportation is included but you can drive separately if you would like. Sorry, 16+ ONLY!!!

– Tuesday, June 26, 2018
– Tuesday, July 24, 2018
– Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SIGN UP ONLINE to reserve your spot.

Trip Itinerary:
– 4:00 pm: Leave Edgeworks
– 5:30 pm: Depart the Exit 38 parking lot
– 6:00 pm – 9:00pm: Climbing
– 10:00 pm: Return to Edgeworks

Want more outdoor climbing options?
We also offer full-day outings with our North Bend Crag Day, Women’s Crag Day and featured climbing trips to Vantage, Mt. Erie and Smith Rock.

Important Notes:
Signed liability waivers and outdoor program consent forms are REQUIRED for ALL climbers so be sure to complete yours before joining us at the crag;
– Items to bring: shoes, harness, helmet, warm clothes (layers), headlamp, food and water.
– When registering online, be sure to let us know if you need shoes, a harness and/or helmet.
– We provide all the additional climbing gear needed for outside top rope climbing.
– Due to the nature and timing of the event, we ask that all participants are 18 years of age or older.


Dirtbag Movie

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Saturday, February 3 2018 – 7pm
Schneebeck Concert Hall | University of Puget Sound

Show times and seating:
Doors open at 6:15 pm  |  Show starts at 7:00 pm  |  General admission seating – first come basis

Tickets: $15 (or $20 at the door)


Fred Beckey was the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers to head for the mountains with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film.

Learn more at:

Screening Sponsors: The Mountaineers, Puget Sound Outdoors, Edgeworks Climbing


Member Appreciation

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Treats, Clinics, Fitness Classes, and MORE.

Why? Because we really, REALLY like our members and want to say THANK YOU!
Join us for the annual membership sale and stay for the fun activities.

Join us ALL DAY for the SCHEDULE OF FUN!

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks

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

FREE! Technical Clinics

Space is limited, sign up online!

5:00pm KNOTS & HITCHES – 50 mins
Learn essential knots for Trad Climbing and you’ll be on your way to being an efficient trad and multi-pitch climber.
(w/Tod & Andy) REGISTER HERE
6:00pm AVALANCHE AWARENESS – 90 mins
Learn some of the basics to identify the hazards of traveling in potentially dangerous terrain, and immerse yourself in becoming a smarter backcountry traveler.
6:00pm ADVANCE YOUR TOP-ROPING – 50 mins
Learn good habits, tackle your weaknesses, and advance your skills on the wall.
6:00pm LEAD FALLS – 90 mins
Learn how to take lead falls and how catch them! Must be lead certified to attend.
6:00pm ESCAPE the BELAY – 1 hr
Learn to setup hauling or rescue systems to facilitate assistance or rescue a climbing partner.
(w/Tod & Corey) REGISTER HERE
Work with Edgeworks’ Team Head Coach and how to fine tune your bouldering skills.
Learn how to clean sport anchors, get your gear back and avoid potentially dangerous mistakes.
(w/Jimmy & Corey) REGISTER HERE

SPECIAL Fitness Classes

12:00 pm Afternoon YOGA – 1 hr
A yoga program uniquely designed to with specific poses for climbers – shoulders, hips and legs.
 5:00pm Alpine Ski Training – 1 hr
Training exercises to help you prepare for an injury-free, fun-filled ski season.
 6:00pm Evening CORE 45  – 45 mins
Focused core strengthening, including suspension training.
(w/ Samitha) REGISTER HERE
 7:00pm Evening YOGA – 1 hr
A yoga program uniquely designed to with specific poses for climbers – shoulders, hips and legs.


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

1-Day Membership Sale

Friday, December 1st, 2017

1-DAY ONLY! Friday, December 1, 2017 | 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.

The Deals:

($199 Youth Add-On Available with Annual Membership)

Member Benefits:

Some of the BEST INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING in the Pacific Northwest is by far the biggest benefit, but we also offer so MUCH MORE!

CLIMBING! Rope, Auto Belay & Bouldering  FREE! Age 3 and Under Family Add-Ons
FREE! Fitness: Yoga, Strength, Pilates  Discounts! Pro-shop, instruction courses, and MORE
FREE! Intro to Climbing Courses  FREE! Fitness Consultation
FREE! 1st Time Guest Passes (2/visit)  FREE! Socials, Clinics, Outdoor Days, more!
FREE! Guest Pass Each Month (1/month)  AWESOME Community & WE’RE  E X P A N D I N G ! 


And don’t forget:

December 1, 2017 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. 

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017/18

Rialto Theater | Downtown Tacoma | 6:45pm – 10pm | Tickets On Sale NOW!!!

DATES: Monday, November 27, 2017 | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2 nights with NEW and DIFFERENT films each night!

TICKETS: $20/night or $37/2 nights

Additional fees and taxes apply; ticketing fees waived for MEMBERS* when purchased IN-PERSON at Edgeworks. When purchasing through the Broadway Center, some fees will still apply.

For the BEST PRICE, purchase your tickets IN-PERSON at Edgeworks.
MEMBERS*: Check with your organization to get the promo code for ticket discounts.


IN-PERSON: Edgeworks Climbing | ONLINE: | PHONE: 800-291-7593

Don’t wait! Both shows tend to SELL OUT days in advance so be sure to buy your tickets now.

Presented locally by*:
The MountaineersPuget Sound Outdoors, and Edgeworks Climbing

Be inspired, be energized, and celebrate the spirit of adventure when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Tacoma with all new films!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta.

Immediately after the annual festival wraps each November, a selection of the best films go on tour. The host organization(s) in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of their community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers. The World Tour visits approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries, reaching over 220,000 audience members. Tacoma is one of the very first stops of the tour!

Film selection occurs the afternoon of the events, and we will do our best to identify a range of activities to suit our varied local community. NOTE: The film rating is Parental Guidance, and films may contain coarse language.

Show times and seating:
Doors open at 6:00 pm  |  Shows start at 6:45 pm  |  Seats are festival style ~ first come basis


Rialto Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma. Map it!


For more information, contact Mindy Roberts (; 253-651-5483).

Stay Connected:

Follow Tacoma Banff on Facebook! It’s the best way to stay up to date on the events and special offers.


Liz Rocks Event

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Climb Like Liz

Friday, November 17, 2017 | 7pm – 10pm

Join us for a fun night of climbing, beer, wine and raffle prizes, but even better than all of that — you’ll also be supporting the Liz Rocks Foundation: providing opportunities for at-risk youth to get outdoors and reach new peaks.

A portion of ALL day pass and gear rental package sales during the event (7pm-10pm) will be donated to the Liz Rocks Foundation, including $10 from ALL day passes* and  $4 from every gear rental package.

Plus, if an Edgeworks member buys a day pass, 100% of the sale will be donated!

It’s a great way to help support a local organization. Click here to learn more about Liz Rocks.


2017 Black Light Comp

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017
2017 Black Light Bouldering Competition + Party

ADULT RESULTS ←(click the link for ADULT RESULTS)
YOUTH RESULTS ←(click the link for YOUTH RESULTS)

Registration: $35 ($45 after 10/24) | EW Members: $25 ($35 after 10/24)

IN-PERSON day-of registration will open for SESSION 2 at 11:00am, Saturday – October 28.
Session 1 is FULL!  Contact us to be added to the waitlist. 253-564-4899


We say this every year but it’s true — each year is better than the last! 13 years of hard work and experience have gone into getting this thing dialed, yet we never stop looking for new or different ways to mix things up – from the route setting, props, decor, DJ, pre-registration bags, and awards – this comp delivers STOKE and FUN unlike any other climbing competition in our area! Open to ALL ages and abilities.

Click here to sign up for Volunteer Opportunities and be sure to check out the VIDEO from 2015!←(click the link to watch).
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Registration Includes:
 BEST ROUTES of the year   Black light FUN  •  AWARDS   RAFFLE PRIZES (Adult & Youth)  
•  COSTUME CONTEST  •  After PARTY (21+)  
  BLACK LIGHT Tee or Tank (add’l $15, must register by Oct. 10th)  

• Categories*: ALL USAC YOUTH
Check-In: 9:30am
Rules Meeting: 10:30am
Competition: 11:00am-2:00pm
Categories*: ADULTS
Check-In: 1:30pm
Rules Meeting: 2:30pm
 Competition: 3:00pm-6:00pm

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* Competitors must register for the assigned session for their category; i.e. youth in Session 1, adults in Session 2.
* Youth under 18 who wish to compete in session 2 must sign up for OPEN categories; no youth under 16 allowed to compete in the Adult session.

ADULT Categories: Male/Female
Recreation (v0 -v2) | Intermediate (v3-v4) | Advanced (v5-v6)Open (v7+) | Masters (45+ yrs)

Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each ADULT category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too. Competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Adult Awards (approx 7pm) and will include a sweet Grand Prize drawing!

Compete dressed as your favorite super hero, celebrity or animal; or just decorate yourself in the best glow imaginable and be entered to win a fun prize in our Costume Contest.

MUSIC/DJ (all day) and FOOD TRUCKS (11am-4pm)
Enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Johnny Devine and grab a bite from a food truck between sessions. There’s a lot going on, we want make sure you stay fueled and entertained.

Once the competition ends, everyone 21+ is invited to join us in the upstairs lounge for FREE beer/ciderComp registration not required.



Comp Format: Red point; no finals.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors in all Adult Categories will receive a sweet product prize from one of our event sponsors.

USAC Credit and OPEN Category: Youth CANNOT get USAC credit for the comp if they compete in the OPEN Category. In the event that a youth participant wants to compete for BOTH USAC credit AND prizes they must register for and climb in both sessions. Yes, that means they have to pay twice.

Climbing Time: Climbers will be allowed EXACTLY 3 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 3 hour mark.

USAC Membership/Number: All YOUTH competitors must have a current USAC membership or purchase a USAC Day-member pass to compete. Day passes must be purchased online the day before, or the day of the event; a USAC Day-member Pass is only good for 24 hours and cost $10.00.

Waivers: When in doubt, fill one out! All competitors must have a current waiver on file and any waivers completed for last year’s comp are now expired. Click here now!



Wedneday – Friday, October 25th – 27th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place.

Friday, October 27th: Gym closes at 8pm.

Saturday, October 28th:
The gym will be open to competitors only. All programs and fitness classes will be cancelled. Spectators are welcome!

The good news is the gym will reopen on Sunday, October 29 with a HUGE selection of brand new routes for you try!

2016 BLB Comp + Party
2015 BLB Comp + Party
2014 BLB Comp + Party