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Member Challenge 2020

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Earn your peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2020
Put your membership to good use and earn a FREE t-shirt with our 5th 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 games, hula hooping and more.

As points are achieved, 3 different levels of “peaks” are awarded and added to your FREE member challenge t-shirt. It takes 175 points to earn all 3 peaks; with over 300 points available!

First Peak: 65 points  |  Second Peak: 120 points  |  Third Peak: 175 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! 

The Shirts:

Points will be tallied once a week by Edgeworks staff and T-shirts will be distributed upon achievement of the first peak (65 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.

Earning/Adding 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 Climbers Socials in March, April and May, when we’ll have staff available to add the peaks for you.

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.

Holiday Sale 2019

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Give the Gift of Climbing!

November 30, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Shop small. Shop local. Save BIG! We’re offering specials and discounts on something for everyone. From punch passes and gift cards, to gear and climbing shoes – Edgeworks has something for all the climbers and adventure seekers on your list this year.

Buy a GIFT CARD, Get a FREE DAY PASS!

The perfect gift! Gift cards can be used to purchase anything in the gym – day passes, memberships, gear, instruction courses, and MORE. Gift Card values start at $25

Receive a FREE DAY PASS with purchase of Gift Cards valued at $50+
Day pass expires 01/31/2020 | 1 pass per gift card purchased

Offer not valid with online purchases.

30-Day INTRO PASS w/ gear rental: only $93!

Save 30%! Includes climbing, fitness classes, intro to climbing course and gear rental.
a $132 value!

Buy Now! 30-Day Intro Pass

Youth PUNCH PASS: only $129!

Give the kids an experience that will help them build strength and confidence!
Includes 10 visits to Edgeworks Climbing Gym.
Transferable between youth | 17 yrs or younger | 1-year expiration

Buy Now! Youth Punch Pass

CLIMBING GEAR SALE!

Save BIG: up to 20-30% OFF climbing gear!

20% Off ACCESSORIES:
Piranha Knifes, Boulder Brushes, 8B+ Wristbands, Mtape, 1st Aid Cubes, Camp Booties and Camp Slippers. Plus, select chalk bags!

20% Off BAGS, HELMETS, CARABINERS and SLINGS:
Neon Light and Summit Light 15 packs. Wall Rider and Sirrico Helmets. Plus, select carabiners and slings!

25% off BELAY DEVICES:
Pilot Belay Devices, GriGris and Smart 2.0.

25% off PETZL & MAMMUT HARNESSES:
Sama, Adjama, Selena, Luna, Alnasca, Zepher, and Togir.

15% OFF EDGEWORKS LOGO’d ITEMS:
Sweatshirts, t-shirts, tank tops and silipints!

30% off CLIMBING SHOES:
Includes select styles from Scarpa, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Butor and Tenaya.

Offer valid on select, in-stock items only; excludes special orders. Expires January 15, 2020.

Member Appreciation 2019

Friday, December 6th, 2019

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

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

Our new early morning hours offer a great way to jump start your day! 

6:15 am Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga with Sarahlynn! Ommm ♡
6:30 am FREE Coffee, Mimosas & Donuts: YUM!

FREE! Climbing Clinics

Designed to give you a glimpse into the possibilities, skills and progress that our Climbing School courses have to offer. Space is limited; sign up online!

 5:00 pm
 – and –
6:00 pm
MULTI-PITCH EFFICIENCY – 45 mins
When swinging leads on a multi-pitch route, the belay transitions are often the biggest time suck. Learn how to make swapping leads on a multi-pitch fast, efficient and fun.
(2) 45 minute sessions at 5:00 and 6:00 pm with 2:1 student/instructor ratios.
SIGN UP
 5:00 pm KNOTS & HITCHES – 45 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 IMPROVE YOUR BOULDERING – 60 mins
Work with Team Edgeworks’ Head Coach, Josh, and help fine tune your bouldering skills.
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 6:00 pm SPORT ANCHORS – 45 mins
Know how to lead but not how clean your anchor? Take this clinic to learn how to clean sport anchors. This course will teach you how to get your gear back and avoid potentially dangerous mistakes.
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 6:30 pm ADVANCE YOUR TOP-ROPING 60 mins
Learn good habits, tackle your weaknesses, and advance your skills on the wall.
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 7:00 pm AVALANCHE AWARENESS – 90 mins
Designed to give you a basic understanding of avalanche hazards in back-country travel. If you play in the snow in any capacity, this is a good program for you to take!
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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

An awesome way to sample a selection of the FREE fitness classes included with your membership. Try out a new class, meet a new instructor, or simply add a bonus class to your week.

 6:15 am SUNRISE VINYASA YOGA w/ Sarahlynn– 1 hr
Join Sarahlynn for an invigorating early morning yoga session to build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind.
SIGN UP
 12:00pm YOGA for CLIMBERS w/ Heidi K. – 1 hr
Heidi specializes in alignment based yoga instruction with a strong influence of the Iyengar, Vijnana, and Ashtanga tradition, perfect for climbers! 
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 5:00 pm DURABILITY w/ Lyra  – 1 hr
Focusing on a variety of functional movement patterns for climbers, this class will help you collect tools to stay healthy, happy, and mobile enough for your next “send”.
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 5:30 pm HIIT Training w/ Tina– 30 min
If you’ve never tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, it’s worth serious consideration. Why? In short, HIIT, which involves bursts of high-intensity cardio and strength exercises interspersed with brief periods of recovery, is a great way to get a big workout with multiple benefits in a small amount of time.
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 6:00 pm YOGA for CLIMBERS w/ Erica – 1 hr
Erica’s vinyasa sessions are a blend of athleticism, dance and spirit. She crafts an intense flow-based practice rich in yoga philosophy, sweaty with hard work, and celebratory in tone.
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 6:15 pm WARM UP for CLIMBING w/ Lyra– 30 min
This 30 minute class will introduce you to various movement patterns and appropriate types warm up activities for climbing. (hint: not stretching)
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 7:00 pm ACRO YOGA w/ Samitha– 1 hr
Join Samitha for the FUNdamentals of dynamic partnering and acrobatic balancing that is Acro Yoga. Beginners welcome and individual sign ups are encouraged!
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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”.

8:00pm MEMBER SOCIAL! w/ free beer & cider

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.

NEW: Fitness Classes w/ Lyra

Friday, November 1st, 2019

About Lyra Pierotti

Being both an AMGA Rock Guide and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Lyra is uniquely qualified to design fitness classes and training programs that specifically target the needs of climbers.

The exercises she creates come from her careful study of movement, developed through academic study as well as observations of her own movement and that of her clients—from over a decade of guiding in the mountains.

Durability for Climbers | Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Focusing on a variety of functional movement patterns, this class will help you work on your posture and neuromuscular control—subtle but challenging work. This class will help you identify and focus on your areas of need—during class and in your everyday life—and collect tools to keep you healthy, happy, and mobile enough for your next “send”.

Participating in 5 consecutive sessions is recommended before expecting any changes or results.

Warm-up for Climbers | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Competitive athletes, dancers, and other movement artists don’t dare hit the field or stage without a careful warmup. This 30 minute class will introduce you to various movement patterns and appropriate types warm up activities for climbing. (hint: not stretching)

Additionally, this class will cover a exercises to aid in your cool down routine and help enhance recovery. Ultimately helping you cultivate a warmup and cool down routine that best suits your needs. 

Join this class weekly to learn new movement techniques and adopt tools to improve performance, reduce risk of injury, and most importantly have more fun in each and every climbing session.

Member Spotlight November 2019

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Deb King

Members since October 2016

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in the Pacific Northwest?

Deb: I grew up in the Bay Area, and first moved to the PNW after living on the Big Island for 4 years with my husband Jeff. We left the PNW for a couple years to live in Oslo, Norway, but came back to stay in 2000.

What’s the story behind your becoming a climber? How did you end up at Edgeworks?

Deb: The first time I came to Edgeworks was with Jeff, our sons and their Scout troop. That day I only did auto-belays, but loved the challenge of climbing. Of course I was clueless on what I was doing, but I had a blast doing it! It wasn’t until January of last year that a friend of mine suggested we join EW to stay active in the winter. I’ve been coming ever since!

If you had to choose between bouldering, top rope or lead climbing as the only form of climbing you could do from here on out, what would you choose and why?

Deb: If I had to choose one form of climbing, it would be lead. I love the challenge it presents, and the total focus it requires.

What is one lesson you’ve learned as a climber that you would teach to your younger self who’s just starting out climbing?

Deb: In the two years I’ve been climbing, I’ve learned the importance of warming up before climbing hard, and not letting the route ratings dictate what I attempt, at least while on top rope!

Best part about Edgeworks?

Deb: Best part of Edgeworks is the people, of course. I love how friendly and laid back everyone is, both the employees and members. I am always impressed with the creativity and diversity of the routes – EW route setters do a great job keeping things interesting!

Could you tell us something about you that our community members might not know? What’s your jam outside of Edgeworks?

Deb: Something people might not know about me: I used to fly helicopters over active lava flows on the Big Island, and spent a summer flying over and landing on glaciers in Southeast Alaska. 

What’s your goal for the months ahead as far as climbing and fitness go?

Deb:  To become more experienced and confident in trad, learn multi pitch, and climb outside as much as possible. I had the chance to climb for a day in Joshua Tree in April, and would love to go back there next year and spend a lot more time exploring. I used to have the goal of climbing harder and harder routes in the gym, but now I realize that it’s not the number that counts the most, it’s enjoying whatever challenge the route has to offer. 

Member Black Light Event

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Sunday, October 27 | 6pm – 9pm

Member Black Light Event

Competitions not your thing but still want to experience the fun of climbing in the black lights?

Invite your friends, wear your best GLOW, and join us for an after-hours, kid-friendly, member event. As a way to say thank you to our members, we’ll turn out the lights one more time before the work begins Monday morning to return things to “normal” around here.

*Some competition routes will come down prior to the member event and the climbing area will be open to the outside side lights from the front desk and 2nd floor. To experience the full effect of the black lights, be sure to join us for the 2019 BLB Comp on Saturday, Oct 26!

Roped Climbing on the shorter walls will be closed during the event but the East Room walls will be business as usual with normal lights and access.

FREE for members! Regular day pass rates apply for guests of members.

Bike to Edgeworks Month

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Excellent Parking & Raffle Prizes!

“Bike like the mountain is out!”
Edgeworks is getting in on the fun of Tacoma-Pierce County’s “Bike. Everywhere.” Challenge

It’s simple. Each time you ride your bike to Edgeworks to climb, take a fitness class, or workout you’ll receive one raffle ticket to be entered in a drawing for prizes including Edgeworks swag, FREE day passes, and more! The more you ride, the more chances you have to WIN! So get on your bike and RIDE.

Fine Print:
Tickets are limited to 1 per person/day for rides that occur during the month of May 2019 only.
Tickets must be collected at the time you and your bike are at Edgeworks; no “oops, I forgots”.
Raffle is open to everyone and all ages, including members and non-members.
Drawing will take place Monday, June 3, 2019.

Ride safe. Ride smart. And always securely lock your bike to one of our racks.