Member Appreciation

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.
(w/Andrew) REGISTER HERE
6:00pm ADVANCE YOUR TOP-ROPING – 50 mins
Learn good habits, tackle your weaknesses, and advance your skills on the wall.
(w/Jimmy) REGISTER HERE
6:00pm LEAD FALLS – 90 mins
Learn how to take lead falls and how catch them! Must be lead certified to attend.
(w/Andy) REGISTER HERE
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
7:00pm IMPROVE YOUR BOULDERING – 50 mins
Work with Edgeworks’ Team Head Coach and how to fine tune your bouldering skills.
(w/Josh) REGISTER HERE
7:00pm SPORT ANCHORS & RAPPELLING – 50 mins
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.
(w/ Liza) REGISTER HERE
 5:00pm Alpine Ski Training – 1 hr
Training exercises to help you prepare for an injury-free, fun-filled ski season.
(w/ Jake) REGISTER HERE
 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.
(w/ Erica) REGISTER HERE

MEMBER SOCIAL!

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

1-Day Membership Sale

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:

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $567! BUY NOW
($199 Youth Add-On Available with Annual Membership)
6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $335! BUY NOW

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. 

Member Spotlight: Nov 2017

Steven Anderson

Member since 2013

How did you start climbing? 

Steve: Started climbing trees when I was very young.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks? 

Steve: I started climbing at Edgeworks because it is the closest gym to my house in Bremerton. I keep coming back because of the quality of the staff, the routes, and the fitness classes.

Where is your favorite place to climb outside? 

Steve: Leavenworth and Washington Pass.

What do you do when you’re not climbing? 

Steve:  Volunteer with the Kitsap Branch of the Mountaineers – Basic and Intermediate Climbing Programs.

Which do you prefer: top rope, lead, or bouldering?

Steve: Multi-pitch leading outside traditional protection.

What are some interesting facts that you’d like to share with the Edgeworks community?

Steve: I moved to Alaska in the 2nd grade and consider that my home.

What’s your go-to route grade?

Steve: 5.10 Indoor Sport. 5.9 Outdoor Sport. 5.8 Outdoor Trad.

 

Team Update: November 2017

Local Season Update

The 2017/18 bouldering local season ended with record numbers of Edgeworks youth participating in at least one competition.  Over 30 kids in our youth program, Junior Climbers as well as Team Climbers, competed in our own Black Light Bouldering Competition on October 28! The Regional Championship is coming up in December, and we have 29 eligible Team members, up from 21 last year.

Championship Season Is On The Way!

The Regional Championship is December 9th at Seattle Bouldering Project.
If your climber is eligible, you may register for the competition on the USA Climbing website, not the host gym website. The deadline to register is 11:59p MST on November 30th.
Eligibility to compete in the Regional is as follows:

      Must have competed in, and received a score, in at least two local competitions, and
     – Must have a current annual USAC membership.

Register here.

Championship comp formats are markedly different from local formats and require different strategy. A championship comp is a one or two day event following an “onsight” or “flash” format. This format is different in that viewing another climber on a route, thus gathering “beta” or insight about the route, is strictly prohibited. We will be practicing bits and pieces of this format daily until the competition. Expect more details in the coming month as we prepare. We will be talking to the kids about rest, nutrition, and how to manage nerves. Look for an email in the coming soon that has a list of things to pack in the competitors “comp bag”.

Effort As A Habit

The Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit organization dedicated to developing better athletes and better people through youth sports. Their website PCADevZone.org has lot’s of article and videos covering many facets of youth sports. Recently, they shared an excerpt from Jim Thompson’s book “Elevating Your Game” that discusses effort and effort goals. It emphasizes setting ‘effort’ goals over ‘outcome’ goals. They mention avoiding the Talent Trap. “Many athletes believe their abilities are fixed (based on the amount of talent with which they were born). This reflects a “fixed” mindset. We encourage you to take a growth mindset and approach ability with the belief that effort and hard work can increase your talent level.” To read the excerpt, click here.

Upcoming Events

“Practice” Regionals @ Climb Tacoma

TBA

 

Next PCA Meeting

Nov. 20, 6:30p in the upstairs lounge.

Banff Mountain Film Festival 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.

PURCHASE

IN-PERSON: Edgeworks Climbing | ONLINE: broadwaycenter.org | 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

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.

 

Liz Rocks Event

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.

 

Member Spotlight: Oct 2017

Michael Harlow

Member since 2013

How did you start climbing? 

Mike: After being an occasional hiker for many years, in 2010 I hooked up with some mountaineering buddies and one of our trips was to Vantage, for which I purchased my first pair of climbing shoes.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks? 

Mike: In 2012, I joined the Mountaineers climbing program and realized that it was going to take some serious  effort to strengthen my climbing skills, and “The Edge” was the perfect fit.

Where is your favorite place to climb outside? 

Mike: So far, Leavenworth.  I’ve done a large percentage of my outside climbing there.  It’s an awesome  location with lots of variety.  I did manage to get up to Squamish this summer, and wow!

What do you do when you’re not climbing? 

Mike:  Mountaineering, skiing, cycling, golfing.

Which do you prefer: top rope, lead, or bouldering?

Mike: Outside trad leading.  It’s where I get to utilize all of the skills that I’ve learned and is the most  challenging.

What are some interesting facts that you’d like to share with the Edgeworks community?

Mike: A five hundred pound dog is a mighty big dog!

What’s your go-to route grade?

Mike: 5.10+ to 5.11 indoor and 5.7 to 5.8 outside.

2017 Black Light Comp

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)

PRE-REGISTRATION: Now Closed!   |  VOLUNTEER INFO 
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

AWARDS – RAFFLE PRIZES – COSTUME CONTEST – MUSIC/DJ – FOOD TRUCK – AFTER PARTY

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).
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COMPETITION DETAILS:
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)  

SESSION 1: FULL
• Categories*: ALL USAC YOUTH
Check-In: 9:30am
Rules Meeting: 10:30am
Competition: 11:00am-2:00pm
SESSION 2: 
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.
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ADULT Categories: Male/Female
Recreation (v0 -v2) | Intermediate (v3-v4) | Advanced (v5-v6)Open (v7+) | 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 a 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 in the upstairs lounge for FREE beer/ciderComp registration not required.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

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!

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WALL and GYM CLOSURES:

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!

Photos:
2016 BLB Comp + Party
2015 BLB Comp + Party
2014 BLB Comp + Party