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KAYA | SG Boulder League

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

The SG Boulder League is back!

August 9 – September 3, 2021
Open to all who want to participate! With a relative scoring system, climbers of all levels and abilities have the chance to win. Join the fun and sign up through KAYA today!

THE BASICS:

Participation is FREE and scoring is based on the relative grade limit for the climber. All boulders in Seattle and Bellevue will be part of the league.

The league starts with a community event kick-off on August 9th and ends September 3rd. Winners will be announced shortly after. Get psyched and try hard!

CHALLENGE FORMAT:

  • Skill level: choose the hardest grade you can send in 5 tries
  • Individual event: no team, no categories and no repeats
  • Prizes awarded to the top 3 competitors from each gym (SEA/BEL), including great gear, fun t-shirts, and more!

RULES:

  • Scoring is based off of self-reported V-Max grades (a grade you can send in 5 go’s – or less – on a regular basis). 
    • 100 points for routes completed at your V-Max grade. 
    • 10 additional points for every grade above that. 
    • 20 points subtracted for climbs below your V-Max. 
    • 1 point will also be deducted for each attempt.
  • Sandbaggers beware! V-Max grades will be bumped when necessary. 
  • Climbs must be logged in KAYA, anytime from Aug 9th – Sep 3rd.
    • Download the KAYA app and add Stone Gardens Bellevue or Seattle as your home gym; the League will pop up in your feed. 
  • Be sure to follow the live, ongoing leaderboard in KAYA to track your progress and compete!

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!

Online Climbing Clinics

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Wednesday + Friday Evenings

Just because we have to practice social distancing, doesn’t mean we can’t also teach some climbing skills. Every Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 7pm, we will host free online clinics for our members.

Our experienced, professional, and AMGA certified climbing instructors will lead a different clinic – from clipping and un-clipping quickdraws to hauling and raising systems. These clinics will be taught virtually via Google Meet with sign-in links and instructions emailed with registration.

Clinics are FREE for members but space is limited so be sure to SIGN-UP early to claim your spot and take advantage of this cool member perk!

Registration for each clinic will be made available 6 days in advance of the scheduled date.

Cancellations + No-Shows

Because the response to these clinics has been very popular, we ask you to do your absolute best to show up for the clinic you register for. If you cannot make it, please cancel as soon as possible so that we can open up the space for others.

NEXT UP:

Wednesday 6pm | June 12, 2020: Multi-Pitch Rope Management w/ Andrew
Ledge stack or lap coil? Come find out! We are going to be demonstrating and discussing rope management practices.

Suggested equipment: Anchor, Harness, Belay/rappel device, PAS or 120cm sling, 3 locking carabiners, Prussik loop or 60cm sling, Rope

Don’t have the listed equipment? Feel free to watch and contribute with questions.

Space is limited. Sign up online to reserve your spot!

Hangboard Tips + Technique

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Calluses gone and finger strength waining? Time to dust off the old hangboard and start re-building your strength. But where do you start?

Join route setter and Team Edgeworks new head coach, Michael, for a weekly live video series all about HANGBOARDING – Fridays at 7:15pm on the Edgeworks Fitness Facebook page.

Each week, Michael will focus on different tips n’ tricks of hangboarding, and each week will have a different theme; starting with the basics of hangboarding, who should hangboard, how to safely hangboard and more.

Miss a session or want to take it again? No problem! These videos will remain on our Edgeworks Fitness page, available for you to participate whenever is convenient for you.

Pretty Strong Screening + Discussion

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Can ‘Pretty Strong’ be the next big climbing movie?

PRETTY STRONG, the film that follows eight of the world’s strongest female climbers as they explore new climbing areas, send hard projects, and push the boundaries of the sport and themselves, is now available to stream on Vimeo!

Step 1: WATCH

Rent it this week (or anytime) for only $5!  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/prettystrong/402224933

Step 2: DISCUSS

Participate in a FILM DISCUSSION hangout session with others from the Edgeworks community on Friday, April 24 at 7pm!

Join us for the discussion here: meet.google.com/owt-ycxt-rin

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019/20

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

DATES: Monday, November 25, 2019 | Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Monday and Tuesday BEFORE Thanksgiving.

Purchase Tickets:
Cost: $20/night

Additional fees and taxes apply.

Member Discount:

Ticketing fees are waived for members of Edgeworks, The Mountaineers and Puget Sound Outdoors! Discount available only at Edgeworks.

For the BEST PRICE, purchase your tickets at Edgeworks!
Member discounts are not available through Tacoma Arts Live.

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 Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Tacoma with all new films for 2019/20!

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; 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

Location:

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

Contact:

For more information, contact Mindy Roberts (jefacita@gmail.com; 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.

Black Light Bouldering 2019

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Saturday, October 26th
2019 Black Light Bouldering Competition + Party

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

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Edgeworks Members: $25 ($40 after 10/23)
Pre-Registration: $35
 ($50 after 10/23)

Pre-registration closes at 12pm, Wednesday, October 23rd
IN-PERSON day-of registration opens at 9:30am, Saturday, October 26

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Since 2004, Edgeworks has been incorporating the CHALLENGE and MOTIVATION of a climbing competition with the CREATIVITY, STOKE and FUN of black lights. Our stellar team of route setters craft 55 of the best problems of the year and our creative team of staff and volunteers decorate the walls to make them glow. No matter your skill level, you can’t help but feel the EXCITEMENT when the lights go out.

From the route setting, black light tape decor, costumes and DJ; to the pre-registation swag bags, awards and raffle prizes, each year keeps getting better because we never stop looking for new or different ways to mix things up.

While you’re here, be sure to check out the VIDEO from a previous Black Light comp!←(click the link to watch).

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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Competition Format: Red Point; No Finals.

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. 9th)  

SESSION 1:   Registration Full
• Categories*: USAC YOUTH
Check-In: 9:30am
Rules Meeting: 10:30am
Competition: 11:00am-2:00pm
SESSION 2:   Register Now!
Categories*: Adult Male/Female
Check-In: 1:30pm
Rules Meeting: 2:30pm
 Competition: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Call to be added to the waitlist for Session 1. (253) 564-4899

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

ADULT Categories: Male
Recreation (v0 -v3) | Intermediate (v4-v5) | Advanced (v6-v7)Open (v8+) | Masters (45+ yrs)

AWARDS and RAFFLE PRIZES:
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!

COSTUME CONTEST – 6:30pm
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 the Sirius Wood Fired Pizza food truck between sessions. There’s a lot going on, we want make sure you stay fueled and entertained.

FREE AFTER PARTY! 6PM – 8PM
Once the competition ends, everyone 21+ is invited to join us upstairs for FREE beer/ciderComp registration not required.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

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: USAC Competitors CANNOT get credit for the comp if they compete in the OPEN Category. In the event that a USAC 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 Introductory Membership ($30) to compete. Memberships must be purchased online before the competition begins. Introductory Memberships can be used at multiple local events; you do not need to purchase a new one for each local event.

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!

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WALL and AREA CLOSURES:

Wednesday – Friday, October 23rd – 25th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place; closed areas will include all of the bouldering walls as well as most of the top rope walls in the West Room. The top rope and lead walls in the East Room will remain open to members and customers throughout the comp!

Saturday, October 26th | Gym Hours 10am – 8pm
The entire right side of the gym will be open to competitors only (including ALL of the climbing walls in the West Room, weight area, upstairs lounge, yoga and instruction rooms). The cardio area and all climbing walls in the East Room will remain OPEN to members and customers throughout the day! All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be cancelled. Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

Even better news is the gym will fully reopen on Sunday, October 27th with a HUGE selection of brand new boulder problems for everyone to try!