Seattle Bouldering Challenge

Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 8:00am-9:00pm

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After two looong years of pandemic, competition bouldering returns to Ballard! For 2022, SBC is going BIG!! We’ll have two sessions of modified redpoint climbing, a social in the parking lot, morning coffee and food trucks, and onsight-format Finals round in the evening. Come compete against others in your category, or just stop by to socialize and watch finals!

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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Location: Edgeworks Seattle
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Climbing Disciplines: Bouldering
Format: Modified Redpoint
Categories: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters, Open
Genders: Female, Male, Non-Binary
Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older

SCHEDULE:

SESSION 1
Categories: Non-binary: All | Beginner: Men | Intermediate: Women | Advanced: Men | Open: Men
Competitor Check-in: 7:00am
Judges Meeting: 7:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 7:45am
Climbing: 8:00am-11:00am

SESSION 2
Categories: Masters: All | Beginner: Women | Intermediate: Men | Advanced: Women | Open: Women
Competitor Check-in: 11:00am
Judges Meeting: 11:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 11:45am
Climbing: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Awards: 5:00pm(outside)

Transition Walltopia Room to Finals:
Fun/Games + Food Truck: 3:00pm-5:45pm

SESSION 3: FINALS!
Finals Setup: 3:00pm
Iso Check-in window: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Competitor Rules Meeting: 5:45pm
Climbing: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Awards: 8:30pm

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WAIVERS:
When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

AWARDS + 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 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 Awards (approx 5pm)!

FREE AFTER PARTY! 3:00pm-9:00pm
Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp session; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Who can compete?

All climbers age 16 or older are welcome to compete; we’re planning to have up to 200 competitors split into 2 sessions.

What format is the competition?

Sessions 1 and 2 will be modified redpoint format — this means that we will set a collection of climbs in the grade range for that category, and competitors are scored based on their tops, zones, and attempts on that collection of climbs. The top six competitors in each of Open – Men and Open – Women will qualify for the Finals round.

Finals round will be onsight format for the 6 competitors in each category. Finals competitors will each have a 4 minute turn to attempt each climb.

Do you need help?

Yes, we’re looking for volunteers for all three sessions! Find out more about what we need and what perks we’re offering here.

How much does it cost?

Sign up early to save! Presale prices are $45 for members and $50 for guests; they end Wednesday, 4/27. Later signups will cost $55 for members and $60 for guests.

Can I watch but not compete?

Yes, please come by for our social starting at 2:30pm, and stick around for Finals at 6pm! We expect the two earlier sessions to be pretty full, which might make spectating difficult, but if you volunteer to judge, you’ll have a front row seat!

Where should I park?

Parking at the gym will be limited — we’re using several spots for coffee, food trucks, and gathering space. In addition to our lot and the gravel road behind the gym, there’s paid parking is available at the Hiram Chittenden Locks a hundred yards west, and free on-street parallel parking on the streets and avenues north of the gym (28th through 32nd Avenues, 54th through 58th Streets).

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WALL + GYM CLOSURES:

  • Monday, April 25: Walltopia Room Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, April 29: Walltopia Room closed. Realm and Front Room partially closed. The Wave, Bulge, Roof, Vert are OPEN!
  • Saturday, April 30: All climbing closed to non-competitors
  • Sunday, May 1: Gym Re-Opens to Everyone!

Climbing will fully reopen on Sunday, May 1st with a large selection of all new competition style boulder routes for everyone to try!

Earth Day 2022

A FUNDRAISING EVENT SUPPORTING NATURE VISION + PUYALLUP WATERSHED INITIATIVE

BELLEVUE | Tuesday, April 19: 3pm-8pm
SEATTLE + TACOMA | Friday, April 22: 3pm-8pm

CLIMBING | RAFFLE | DONATIONS

Join us for this FREE CLIMBING EVENT in support of:

Nature Vision, an environmental education nonprofit organization that brings place-based, experiential nature programming directly to schools and local greenspaces.

Puyallup Watershed Initiative, working to address the consequences that come with widespread development such as polluted stormwater, the loss of farmlands, forests and recreation areas, and greater social and economic inequities.

CLIMBING CHALLENGE

Reach the top of one (or both) of our Earth Day top rope routes, ring the bell and watch the donation tally rise! For each route topped, Edgeworks will donate:

  • $1 for the easier route (5.8 +/-)
  • $2 for the harder route (5.11 +/-)
  • One attempt per person/route

RAFFLE

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Bonsai Tree! All proceeds benefit Nature Vision.

  • 2 tickets for $5
  • 5 tickets for $10
  • 12 tickets for $20

CHALK UP: Community Comp

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Edgeworks Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55 

Registration Includes:
BEST ROPE ROUTES of the year  •  AWARDS  •  RAFFLE PRIZES  •  After PARTY (21+)

Pre-registration closes at 12pm, Wednesday, March 23rd
IN-PERSON day-of registration may be available if space remains; $55 for everyone

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Chalk up and get ready for a fun, new community rope competition! Bring a belayer and all the stoke to send while putting your rope climbing skills to the test on an all new set of competition style routes.

3 comps. 1 day. We’ll start the day early with morning and afternoon USAC Qualifying Events and then roll straight into an evening session dedicated to our members and community. 

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COMPETITION DETAILS:

Location: Edgeworks Tacoma
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Climbing Disciplines: Top rope and lead climbing
Format: Redpoint
Belayers: Bring your own belayer!
Categories: Select your gender during sign up – you’ll be automatically placed into a category based on total score.
Genders: Female, Male, Non-Binary
Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older

SCHEDULE:
Check-In: 5:00pm
Competitor Meeting: 5:45pm
Climbing Begins: 6:00pm
Climbing Ends: 8:30pm
Awards & Raffle: 9:00pm

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WAIVERS:
When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

BRING YOUR OWN BELAYER:
Belayers must hold a current belay certification with Edgeworks Climbing. Top rope and lead tests can be taken at any of our locations at any time prior to comp day! The day is going to be quite busy and our Tacoma staff will not be available for belay/lead test on the day of the event.

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 COMMUNITY COMP 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 Awards (approx 9pm) and will include a sweet Grand Prize drawing!

AFTER PARTY! 8:30PM – 10PM
Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us upstairs for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp session; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

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

USAC Credit and Chalk UP: USAC Competitors CANNOT get credit for competing in the Chalk UP community comp. 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 2.5 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 2.5 hour mark.

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WALL and GYM CLOSURES:

Monday – Friday, March 21st – 25th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place; closed areas will include all of the EAST BAY rope walls. The rope and boulder walls in the West Room will remain open to members and customers throughout the week!

Saturday, March 26th | Gym Closed 8am – 6pm
Because the morning and afternoon USAC Qualifying sessions will run as onsight competitions, the entire gym will be closed to all non-competitors from 8am – 6pm (including ALL of the climbing walls in the West Room, weight area, upstairs lounge, yoga and instruction rooms). 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.

The West Bay and fitness areas will OPEN to MEMBERS ONLY after 6pm while the East Bay remains closed for the Chalk Up! rope comp.

Sunday, March 27th | Gym Re-Opens to Everyone
Climbing will fully reopen on Sunday, March 27 with a large selection of all new competition style rope routes for everyone to try!

Bellevue Expansion Project

Bringing MORE Climbing + Fitness to the Bellevue Community!

With a MAJOR expansion project soon to be underway, we’re excited to share with you our plans to make Edgeworks Bellevue bigger, better, more inclusive and more modern.

Building a community where all climbers feel welcomed, challenged + engaged. 

Our gyms are shared spaces for climbers of all ages, all sizes, and all abilities – from new climbers and fitness enthusiasts to elite/competitive climbers training for their next big goal or adventure. 

Our focus with this expansion project is to build a space where:  

  • Seasoned climbers know they’ll still find the best, most challenging and fun boulder problems and routes. 
  • Weekend warriors can maintain their endurance and train in the off season when they can’t get outside. 
  • New climbers feel welcome and unintimidated as they walk through our door. 
  • Kids can be integrated into a sport and community that builds respect, confidence, communication skills, responsibility, teamwork and a healthy dose of calculated risk. 
  • Community happens, built upon a shared interest in climbing, fitness, and fun (and sometimes beer!)

All in all, we aim to create a setting that feels active, vibrant and welcoming. Where people choose to hang out even if they aren’t climbing because they know that this is where they will find their people and it’s where they belong. 

PROJECT TIMELINE + DETAILS:

Phase 1: Project Planning

3 years (almost complete)

In partnership with Crossroads’ overall expansion and development plans, we will be adding an additional 8,400 square feet to the south side of our building, featuring 10,400 sq ft of new climbing surface with walls designed and constructed by EP USA. ← The same folks who created the competition walls for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. This new addition will bring us to a total of 31,400 sq ft of climbing!

Phase 2: Building Expansion

Spring 2022 – Winter 2022/23

First, we need to expand our footprint to make room for the more exciting additions and updates. We’ll do so by busting through the south end of our building and extending out into the parking lot. 

In addition to the new climbing walls, this building expansion will make room for:

  • All new women’s locker room with sauna 
  • Single occupancy bathrooms
  • 2nd floor mezzanine with a training area that includes Kilter boards, training boards, a campus board and a great view of the new walls.

Phase 3: Climbing Wall Construction

Fall/Winter 2022

Designed and constructed by EP USA, we’re excited to provide our community with more roped terrain, featuring: 

  • 49 additional lines of top rope and lead climbing
  • Lead prow
  • Off-width flake 
  • Free form hand/finger crack 
  • Multi-pitch instructional ledges
    … and more! 

Phase 4: Renovations + Updates

Fall/Winter 2022 – Spring 2023 

  • Updated and improved front entry with larger retail area
  • Expanded and updated men’s locker room with sauna
  • Dedicated group fitness area
  • New weight training and cardio spaces
  • Improved cubbies and storage options
  • Community space for remote work, socializing and re-energizing

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are the details and features of the new climbing wall?

  • Designed and constructed by EP USA.
  • Adding nearly 10,400 sq ft of climbing surface (to our existing 21,000) 
  • 45 ft tall with an overhanging lead prow creating the possibility for 50 ft long routes 
  • Features include: 49 additional climbing lines, top rope, lead prow, flake, free form crack, and multi-pitch instructional ledges

Are you adding more bouldering?

Not at this time. Though we will be adding additional training features including (2) Kilter boards, a campus board and training board. Future plans for more bouldering are included as part of a separate project; stay tuned for those details!

What will happen to the existing walls?

South Bay Bouldering Walls
The majority of our existing walls will remain intact with the exception of The Cave in the South Bay. With its current design and steep overhang, these walls have always presented difficulties for our setting team and members. Therefore, this area will be opened up to create a pass-through to the new climbing area as well as a social gathering space.

While it’s never fun to take anything away, we feel confident in our plans to provide something more accessible and usable in its place. Including, community work spaces for remote work or studying and a comfortable area to rest, recharge and connect before, during or after your climbing sessions. 

Pirate Ship + Youth Zone
It’s time to “scuttle” the Pirate Ship. Removing it and updating this zone will allow space to create an all new weight training and cardio area.

Are there any plans to resurrect the development of a Tukwila location?

We really like the idea but the original Stone Gardens Tukwila project and plans are no longer available. In the meantime, our existing partnership with Crossroads – coupled with their overall plans for expansion and development – are helping to make the Bellevue project possible.

Will you need to adjust business hours or close during construction?

It is our goal to maintain normal operating hours as much as possible during all phases of construction. If for any reason we need to open late or close early on certain days we will do our best to provide advanced notice to all members. Please check your email and be sure to follow our social media accounts to receive updates throughout the project.

Will membership prices increase?

Yes, but not just due to expansion. Since the very beginning, it’s been Edgeworks’ theory and practice that small yearly price increases provide transparent predictability for our members and allow us to continue our commitment to invest back into our facilities, programs, and employees.

Each year, we evaluate the following criteria that typically results in a monthly membership rate increase: 

  • operating costs and staff wages 
  • increases in membership value, benefits, access, and offerings
  • future improvements and expansions

Thank you for your excitement and support! We’re stoked to share this with all of you.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below or send them via our online Member Feedback form. 

We’ll continue to add to this feed as more questions and details emerge.

New Year’s SPECIAL | 2022

$0 START-UP FEE (save up to $50)

January 1-31, 2022

More than a fitness resolution. Edgeworks is a great way to challenge yourself, make new friends and be part of a healthy and supportive community.

Not only for the weekend warriors and hardcore crushers of the rock, we are also a community of climbers and friends. Even if you’re breaking in your first pair of climbing shoes, we invite you to join us for the monthly socials, clinics, challenges and competitions that are also included (free or discounted) for our members.

Give the Edgeworks community a try; it’s healthy, friendly, supportive and FUN and we think you’re going to enjoy it!

JOIN NOW and SAVE!

In addition to climbing, instruction and fitness classes, Edgeworks members also enjoy FREE guest passes to share with family and friends, discounts on gearfun events and a whole lot more.

Learn more

Offers expire January 31, 2022

Winter Holiday Sale

GIVE THE GIFT OF CLIMBING!

November 28 – December 31, 2021

Shop small. Shop local. Save BIG! We’re offering specials and discounts on something for everyone – from punch passes and gift cards, to climbing gear! Edgeworks + Stone Gardens have 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.

Receive a FREE DAY PASS with purchase of Gift Cards valued at $50+
Day pass expires 01/31/2022 | 1 pass per gift card purchased

Offer not valid with online purchases.


PUNCH PASS + 1 FREE INTRO CLASS: only $180!

SAVE $70 on an experience the whole family can enjoy!
This package includes a total of 10 PASSES accepted at all 3 gym locations – Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma; plus 1 FREE Intro to Climbing Course at the location of your choice. 

Transferable | Intro Course participant must be 14+ | 3-year expiration

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!


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

Fun for new climbers!
This package includes climbing and fitness, an intro to climbing course and gear rental.
 Save 30% | a $132 value!

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!


CLIMBING GEAR SALE!

Save BIG: up to 25-35% OFF climbing gear!

Harnesses + Helmets: 25% off
Petzl, Black Diamond

Climbing Shoes: 30% off
La Sportiva, Scarpa, Tenaya and Butora (kids)

Chalk Bags + Chalk: 30% off
Stock up on your outdoor chalk! (liquid chalk not included)

Accessories: 35% off
Boulder Brushes, Compact Clippers, Piranha Knife, Splitter Gloves, Talon Belay Gloves, Hand Repair Cream/Balm, Belay Glasses, Grip Savers, Crash Pads and more!

Edgeworks Logo Wear: 35% off
Tanks, Tees, Youth Tess, Hoodies, Hats and Buffs.

Training Items: 35% off
Project boards, Wood Grips, Training boards, Hang Boards, Grip Savers and more!

Offer valid on select, in-stock items only; excludes special orders. Quantities limited at varying locations; call in advance for specific items. Offer ends December 31, 2021.

Member Appreciation Day

Join us ALL DAY for Treats, Clinics, Fun Challenges, and MORE.

Friday, December 3, 2021

We value our members and designed a special day just for you! Morning, afternoon, and night, we’ve put together a schedule of fun featuring all the best Edgeworks + Stone Gardens has to offer. 

Stop by the gym for the 1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE and stay for the fun activities. Click the link for your home gym to view what they’ve planned for you!

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks + Stone Gardens

Featuring FREE coffee, mimosas & donuts! 

Start at 6:00am, we’re kicking things off with fun morning treats for all of our early bird members.

FREE! Climbing Clinics

Clinics are for members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

From afternoon to evening, we’ve created a line-up of FREE climbing clinics designed to help you improve your skills and offer a glimpse into the possibilities that our Climbing School courses have to offer. 

Each location will feature a different schedule so be sure to click the link for your home gym to view what they’ve planned for you!

  • Better Lead Belaying
  • Crack Climbing
  • Knots & Hitches
  • Anchors 
  • Rappelling … and more!

SPECIAL FITNESS CLASSES

Friday fitness classes? Yes, please!

Here to help you finish your week strong and roll into the weekend ready for whatever life throws your way, a few of our favorite fitness instructors will be here to offer a special Friday line-up of classes and clinics. Featuring Yoga and Myofascial Release classes plus all new, Training + Systems Boards clinics.

Members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

FUN CHALLENGES + PRIZES

Test your skills and speed against those of other members and staff. 

ROPE COILING: See how fast you can coil a 60 meter rope. The fastest time will win a free rope from our Pro Shop!

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”.

The social begins 8:00pm and will feature free drinks, friendly climbing banter and plenty of smiles. Please bring your best climbing gym etiquette and join us for the celebration!

1-Day Membership Sale

1-DAY ONLY! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021

It only happens once a year — steep discounts on annual and 6-month memberships!!
IN-PERSON and ONLINE SALES ONLY. No phone sales.

HUGE SAVINGS, small prices!

Choose your home gym to purchase.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: only $729!

BEST DEAL! | Save $203 | Get 2+ months FREE! | No Freeze
$249 Youth Add-On available with Annual Membership.

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP: only $407!

GREAT SAVINGS! | Save $87 | Get 1+ month FREE! | No Freeze

MEMBERSHIP PERKS + REWARDS

Since 2004, Edgeworks has worked to build, expand and improve our facilities and offerings to meet the needs of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends looking to connect through shared interests in climbing, fitness and fun.

3 LOCATIONS, ONE MEMBERSHIP!

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot to love about this membership perk! Our members have access to MORE rope climbing, MORE bouldering, MORE instruction, and MORE fitness + training options than any other gym in our region with growing potential to improve + expand more than ever before.  We’re only getting started!

CLIMBING!

As an indoor climbing gym, our walls and our route setting program are our #1 products. In order to provide the best experience for our members and customers, it’s crucial that we keep diversity in mind as we work to update our facilities, build new walls, and develop our setting teams. 

We are committed to providing time and resources to ensure that we’re meeting, if not exceeding, your expectations (and ours) with the following: 

  1. Route quality and density
  2. Variety of setters and routes; including complex, challenging and thoughtful moves
  3. Available, varied and accessible terrain

TRAINING + FITNESS!

Each of our locations feature a weight room with everything you need to get in a good workout. Looking for climbing specific training? We have you covered with hang boards, campus boards, systems walls, Dawn Patrol, personal training and private instruction.

Or maybe group fitness classes are more your jam … Members from all locations are invited to come check out the Yoga, Pilates and Strength classes available in Bellevue + Tacoma!

EXPERT STAFF

Edgeworks’ Climbing School + Guiding programs are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association; employing professional mountain guides and course instructors that are trained and certified by the AMGA – the highest level of guide training available in North America.

COMMUNITY!

We’ve always seen our facilities as more than just plastic holds on vertical walls. We’re a community of climbers and friends; a place to come together in shared energy + excitement for adventure; a challenge or escape from the daily grind. It’s these connections that have fueled us through these past 18+ months and we couldn’t be more excited for the chance to start rebuilding community with new and longtime members.

MEMBER BENEFITS!

FREE! Intro to Climbing + Technique Courses
FREE! 1st Time Guest Passes (2/visit)
FREE! Guest Passes (1/month)
FREE! Age 3 and under Family Add-On
DISCOUNTS! Climbing gear, retail, instruction courses, etc.

.… and MORE!