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Summer Camps Re-Imagined

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Smaller camp sizes, more time outside and creative thinking.

These are trying times for everyone, including parents and kids. With the challenges of social distancing, the pressures of remote, online and home school learning and a growing need to keep kids entertained at home; we could all use a little light to brighten this uncertain tunnel.

That is why we are committed to providing re-imagined summer camps that will engage and inspire kids to keep climbing and explore the outdoors.

Building off Edgeworks’ success running camps last summer, we’re confident in our ability to provide healthy programs for all skill levels: beginner, intermediate + advanced.

REGISTER NOW!

Planning ahead

Recognized by WA state as a “low risk sport”, we continue to work with state guidelines to ensure a healthy + safe return to indoor climbing — the same is true for our Summer Camps.

Reduced Camp Sizes

The health and well-being of our members, guests + staff continues to be paramount in our decision-making. For that reason, camp sizes have been reduced from 12 participants to 8.

The following set of community health guidelines has been implemented to help mitigate health risks for our employees + campers. Upon registering, campers will also receive additional information specific to their camp experience.

More Time Outside

We anticipate that state guidelines will continue to limit the number of people allowed inside the gym at one time. The good news is that so much of our Summer Camp programming, fun and adventure can be done outside!

Our amazing Youth Program and Outdoor Guide staff are researching a variety of local outdoor locations for our Adventure Rock camps to still enjoy some much needed outdoor adventure this summer!

Silver Linings

Every challenge brings opportunity, and for us that opportunity has been to re-imagine our camp structures and develop new curriculum to further engage and inspire campers to keep climbing and explore the outdoors. Our staff have brainstormed some really fun ideas that may just result in better than ever experiences for our campers!

Keeping You Updated

As news from the state and updates to the “Roadmap to Recovery” plan continue to develop, our plans may change. We will be sure to keep you updated with any necessary adjustments to our programming, schedule and/or transportation.

We also invite you to check our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts or drop us an email:

Bellevue: bellevue@stonegardens.com
Seattle: seattle@stonegardens.com
Tacoma: tacoma@edgeworksclimbing.com

We’d be happy to hear from you!

Food Drive

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Join Us in the Fight Against Hunger!

Together, Stone Gardens + Edgeworks are hosting food drives to support our local communities during this time of increasing need. 

While this is a combined effort across all 3 locations, donations will support the following food banks, local to each of our communities:

Bellevue: Renewal Food Bank
Seattle: Ballard Food Bank
Tacoma: Nourish Pierce County

Collection boxes have been set up at each location – Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma – and donations are being accepted anytime Monday – Friday between 10am-5pm; plus Saturday + Sunday in Tacoma.

Receive 20% OFF Retail!

As an added incentive, those who donate 5+ food items will receive 20% off any full-priced retail item to be used now or at a later date. 

Most Needed Food Items

Below is a list of the most needed items as well as a list of kid friendly recommendations: 

  • Soups and chili
  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual cereals and full box cereals
  • 8 oz shelf stable juice boxes
  • Shelf stable milk boxes
  • Shelf-stable alternative milks
  • Meal in a can: chili, ravioli, spaghetti-o’s 
  • Mac and Cheese*
  • Granola bars’*
  • Individual packages of nuts or trail mix*
  • Single-serve instant oatmeal*
  • Snack size fruit cups (in their own fruit juices)*

*Especially needed for weekend food for kids meals

2020 has been a difficult year for so many throughout our communities and every little bit helps. Thank you in advance for your donations and support!

USAC YOUTH BOULDERING COMP

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

2020 Virtual Climbing Competition

November 9-23, 2020

Edgeworks has always been dedicated to providing opportunities for youth climbers to advance their skills and become strong competitors on a local, regional and national level. That is why we’ve chosen to partner with USA Climbing and other gyms in our region to offer a Virtual Youth Climbing Competition, November 9-23.

In preparation, we’re also excited to announce a new combined effort of Edgeworks and Stone Gardens route setters who will be working to reset both our boulder and rope walls! 

Starting November 2, you’ll notice focused attention on our boulder walls as these teams work to reset for the competition. The benefit will be 60+ new competition problems for all to enjoy! You don’t have to be a youth climber to get your hands on these stellar new routes. 

And, while we’re working with other coaches and climbing teams to reduce any impact on our reservation system, it’s important to note that during the 2-week comp period (Nov 9-23) reservations for ZONE 4 could fill up faster than usual.

Please make sure to adjust your plans accordingly.

Phase 2 Re-Opening

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Welcome to Phase 2, Tacoma!

After a few long months, we’ve made some big strides. Here’s an exciting list of all things Edgeworks can (and can’t) do in Phase 2: 

Masks are required + must be worn at all times by every person inside the gym. 

OPEN FOR CLIMBING!

We are open for small group climbing and training sessions by reservation only. For more information click here.

OPEN FOR RETAIL!

The outdoor crags are calling and it’s time to stock up on your outdoor climbing gear needs – shoes, ropes, belay devices, quickdraws, packs, helmets + more. We’ve got it all! 

CLIMBING SCHOOL + PRIVATE INSTRUCTION 

Ready to take your climbing to the next level? This is a great time to schedule a private Movement + Technique or Lead Climbing class. Need to brush up on your outdoor climbing skills? Our Rappelling and/or Anchor Clinics offer the perfect opportunity to do just that! 

Check out our Indoor Climbing School schedule or contact us to schedule the instruction that is right for you at a time that is convenient for you!

GROUP FITNESS

We’re excited to bring Group Fitness classes back to Edgeworks, beginning with Yoga and Edge Circuit 60. Check out our fitness schedule and reserve your spot in class. Space is limited and reservations are required.

PERSONAL GUIDING 

Let’s admit it, we’ve all been cooped up for too long. It’s time to get outside + accomplish something big! Whether you have a specific goal or trip in mind or you’re looking for ideas, we’ll work with you to plan a trip that meets your personal interests, style and need for adventure. 

Let us work with you to plan an adventure that meets your interests and needs! Click here for more information.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Our personal trainers are focused on your athletic development. When you train with us, you’ll improve your fitness, strength, and stamina and you’ll get the best, personalized training specific to your goals. 

Contact us to restart your training program or kick start something new!

PRIVATE YOGA + FITNESS

Whether you’re looking to improve flexibility, increase strength or reduce stress in your life, our private yoga + fitness options are the perfect next step. Each session can be entirely personalized to fit your specific needs. 

It’s easy to get started! Simply fill out our online interest form today and we’ll connect with you the instructor who’s right for you.

We’ll keep you updated!

End of Summer Sale

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

SAVE up to $110 on new memberships!

Offer valid: September 1-30, 2020

It’s the end of summer and this year we’re extending our annual student membership sale to EVERYONE! Offering a savings of up to $110 with ALL AVAILABLE MEMBERSHIP TYPES qualifying for the $0 Start-Up Fee.

Did you cancel your membership because of our COVID closure?
Now’s the time to rejoin!

Are you looking to start something new, active, fun, healthy + safe this Fall?
Now’s the time to join!

Here’s How It Works:
Sign up online or in the gym for an AUTOPAY Membership with only a $0 Start-Up Fee!

All AUTOPAY Memberships are included: 

✅  Individual – save $60
✅  Student – save $50
✅  Family – save $110
✅  Military – save $50

New members are strongly encouraged to review our COVID Health + Safety information before completing the membership agreement.

Offer ends September 30, 2020.

Online Fitness Classes

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Streaming live and online!

We’re excited to announce an all new way for you to still get those much needed (and missed!) Edgeworks Fitness’ Program fixes – we are now offering LIVE, STREAMING yoga + fitness classes with all your favorite instructors!

Because social distancing doesn’t have to mean isolation! The Edgeworks Fitness team is still here for you – helping you stay connected and active.

YOGA CLASSES

Head on over to our new Edgeworks Fitness Facebook page to get direct access to all of our yoga classes taught by the instructors you know and love, offered LIVE and ONLINE.

Yoga classes are offered every weekday with no registration required*. Simply set up your mat, pull up the Facebook page and follow along!

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

*Note: Restorative Yoga, Saturdays at 11am with Mary will not be available through the Edgeworks Fitness page and instead requires advance registration to participate. See below for instructions.

FITNESS CLASSES

Edgeworks members can also participate in their favorite fitness classes!

Strength + Conditioning, Core 45, Circuit 60, and Durability for Climbers are now being offered LIVE and ONLINE through Google Meet! Unlike the classes offered on our Facebook page, Google Meet allows our fitness instructors to engage and interact, live with members – an important element when working on strength and conditioning exercises.

How to join a fitness class:
Head on over to the online schedule and register for class. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link and easy to follow instructions to join the Google Meet session. It’s that easy!

Fitness class reservations are available to MEMBERS ONLY and will open 24 hours prior to the start of each class. If no times are available, then the reservation window has not yet opened. Please check back 8 hours prior to the start of the class, or refresh your browser.

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

Sustaining Member Climb Times

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

UPDATE: Friday, July 24, 2020 | In response to Governor Jay Inslee’s recent rollbacks involving gyms and fitness centers, we are temporarily suspending all reservations, effective July 30th. We are currently assessing how we will move forward and will have more information in the coming days. Stay tuned!


We are excited to begin welcoming sustaining members back to the gym! 

In accordance with the state’s Phase 2 guidelines for fitness facilities and indoor gyms we are continuing to slowly re-open the gym to members at very limited capacities.

In addition to opening retail, private instruction + personal guiding, we are now able to re-open our climbing + fitness areas to small groups of sustaining members – up to 5 per area and by reservation only.

Due to these limitations, we’re opening climb time reservations for SUSTAINING MEMBERS ONLY.

This includes those who did not freeze or terminate memberships during the closure and is one way we’re choosing to say THANK YOU, because our doors would not be open to today without them.

Monthly Autopay:
Members who did not freeze or terminate memberships during the closure.
Unfreezes will not be allowed at this time.

Annual Prepaid Members:
Members who did not freeze or request an expiration extension.
Annual prepaid members who choose to use the gym during this time will be considered “sustaining members” and will not receive extensions of their membership expiration dates.

Limited to one 2-HOUR time slot per day.

Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm*
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm*

Saturday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reservation instructions have been emailed to sustaining members. If you have not received information, please contact climb@edgeworksclimbing.com.

*weekday evenings (4pm – 9pm) are exclusive to sustaining members only; other time slots are open to ALL members.

Reservations are specific to 1 area only for the full 2-hour time slot but may be moved to other areas as space permits. Please ask at the Front Desk before moving to a new area.

1. East Bay: Lead + Top Rope | max 5 people
2. West Bay: Top Rope Climbing | max 5 people
3. West Bay: Bouldering | max 5 people
4. Weight + Cardio Areas | max 5 people
5. NEW! Kilter Board | max 2 people

Sustaining members only, please check your email for reservation information or contact us at climb@edgeworksclimbing.com.

As we slowly begin to re-open, there are a few important changes and details you’ll need to be aware of before you arrive.

NEW HEALTH + SAFETY INFO

All climbers must watch our re-opening video AND click here to read ALL of our new health + safety information BEFORE heading to the gym for your next climbing/fitness session.

RGPro CONNECT APP

Members are encouraged to download the RGPro Connect app to their phones. Set-up is easy and the app will allow you to view your reservations and make new ones.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME

Members who DO NOT arrive within the first 15 minutes of their reservation start time risk losing their reservation to other climbers waiting on stand-by.

We know not all of you will agree with our approach to re-opening; however, mitigating risk for our employees + members is our top priority. Therefore, we will require full compliance with our processes + rules.

Comments are welcome via our suggestion box or email us at: climb@edgeworksclimbing.com

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!