Route Setting Clinics

Think you have what it takes to be a route setter? Have a new home wall and need tips for how to arrange the holds in more challenging and interesting ways?

Or maybe, you already have a paid gig as a professional route setter and would like to hone your skills, connect with other local setters and add to your existing craft.

Either way, Bellevue’s Head Route Setter, Tonya Bamboe, and USAC Level 4 route setter, Morgan Young. have you covered!

INTRODUCTION TO ROUTE SETTING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 12pm – 8pm
This beginner level clinic is designed to introduce the tools, skills, and methods to participants with no prior route setting knowledge or experience. Participants will focus on safety, hold selection, tool handling, setting, and forerunning in a classroom setting. The clinic will then move to the climbing floor, and participants will get to apply what they’ve learned to set boulder problems from V0 up to V4.

Details:

Date: Saturday, November 13 | 12pm to 8pm
Location: Bellevue Stone Gardens
Cost: $100
Audience: Members and General Public
More Info: For those who have minimal to no experience setting, are curious about the craft, want to set a route in our gym, hang out with setters, learn the basics, build/set a home wall or college gym, etc.
Format: 1 hour of classroom time, 45 minute lunch break, 6 hours of setting and forerunning
Prerequisites: No experience needed. No drill use.
Guest Instructor: Morgan Young, USAC Level 4 Route Setter

FOUNDATIONS OF COMMERCIAL SETTING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 11am – 7pm
This advanced level clinic dives into the application of professional setting philosophies and methods to provide career foundations for commercial route setters, those exploring the industry, or wanting to break into the field. Participants will focus on creation and maintenance of product quality through accessibility, equity, and intention to create an experience for public function.

Details:

Date: Saturday, November 14 | 11am to 7pm
Location: Bellevue Stone Gardens
Cost: $125
Audience: New and Experienced Setters
More Info: For those looking to get into route setting, set for a gym, already set and want to hone skills, advance an apprenticeship, get formal education for current/future positions.
Format: 1 hour of classroom time, 45 minute lunch break, 6 hours of setting and forerunning
Prerequisites: Prior setting experience (college or commercial gym preferred) OR experience using drills/impacts AND taken an Intro to Setting clinic somewhere (can be the previous day 11/13/21^^)
Instructors:
Tonya Bamboe, Bellevue’s Head Setter
Morgan Young, USAC Level 4 route setter.

Youth Program Scholarships

Edgeworks is committed to increasing equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience; working to build a culture where difference is valued, innovation thrives and adventure is accessible to all.

As part of this commitment we are now accepting scholarship applications for participation in the following Youth Programs:

  • Beginning Climbers (6 weeks)
  • Junior Climbers (1 year)
  • Club Climbers (1 year)
  • Team Edgeworks (1 year)

4 scholarships will be awarded per location, each will include:

  • 100% of program fees
  • Rental gear during program: shoes, harness, belay device
  • Edgeworks membership benefits for the duration of the program

KAYA | SG Boulder League

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!

Student Membership Sale

It’s “Back to School” time!

Which means the return of our STUDENT (and Teacher) MEMBERSHIP SALE!
September 1 – 30, 2021

ALL STUDENTS and TEACHERS, regardless of age or full-time enrollment status, qualify for the discounted $0 Start-Up Fee.

How It Works:

Just show us your valid Washington State Student ID and get a monthly AUTOPAY Membership with a $0 Start-Up Fee!
That’s a savings of $40 for students and $50 for teachers.

Membership Perks + Rewards: 

Members receive ALL ACCESS to our 3 locations in Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma! Plus, the greatest variety of climbing, fitness, instruction, guiding and community in the region.

CLIMBING! Bouldering, Top Rope + Lead
COMMUNITY EVENTS! Comps, Socials + Clinics
FREE! Intro to Climbing Courses
GUEST PASSES, YOGA, FITNESS and more!

Monthly Rates:

Student rates are available to full-time students only. Student members must show proof of enrollment annually: undergraduate (min. 12 credits); graduate (min. 9 credits)

Remember, the SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER 30TH so be sure to take advantage of this deal!
We can’t wait to see you in here climbing. 

Want more info? Click here

Team Edgeworks Tryouts

Interested in being a part of our youth climbing team? Think you’ve got what it takes to pull hard and represent Edgeworks + Stone Gardens? Then we want you to join us at tryouts!

TEAM EDGEWORKS

We’ve recently finished an extremely successful 2020/21 season. Despite the crazy year, our teams continued to train and compete locally, regionally and nationally with 8 team members recently competing in the National Championships in Reno, Nevada!

As the new school year begins, we’re looking forward to an even more exciting season’s beginning, and that includes adding new climbers to the team.

We’re looking for youth climbers, ages 7-17, who want to improve and are willing to work hard to do it! Remember, attitude is more important than age or present ability, so don’t be scared to come and try out for the team.

TRY-OUT SCHEDULE:

SEATTLE: August 13 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
BELLEVUE: August 20 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
TACOMA: August 27 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

REGISTER TODAY!

Registration is required and tryout participation is free.  
Participants are welcome to choose any 1 of the available tryout dates + locations.  
To do sosimply SELECT YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION and follow the links below.

MORE INFO

All athletes must fill out a WAIVER prior to attending

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach, Michael Madison, at michael@edgeworksclimbing.com or feel free to contact your respective gyms directly.  We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

Global Climbing Day

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

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!

Summer Camps Re-Imagined

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!