Climbing Team Tryouts

Interested in being a part of Edgeworks’ Climbing team?  Think you’ve got what it takes to pull hard and represent Edgeworks?  We want you!

We’ve recently finished an extremely successful season for Team Edgeworks, with our climbers competing throughout the region. Team Edgeworks finished seventh in the Sport and Speed Divisional Championship, and sent four climbers to the National Championship in Pennsylvania.  As the new school year begins, we’re looking forward to an even more exciting season’s beginning, and in order to keep improving our team we’re shaking things up.

We’re recruiting new members!  We’re looking for youth climbers 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.  To tryout, you must be registered and can do so by calling or stopping by the front desk.

Tryout Schedule:
If your child is in category C or D: Friday, August 2, 2019 9:30am – 12:00pm
If your child is in category Jr, A, or B: Friday, August 2, 2019 1:00pm – 3:30pm

If you have any questions about the tryout feel free to shoot Team Manager and Coach Lisa Ferazza an email at lisa@edgeworksclimbing.com.  We’re looking forward to seeing you on Friday August 2!

Member Spotlight July 2019

Cole Cook

Member since March 2019

How did you start climbing?

Cole: A few months ago I was with my daughter and I heard about Edgeworks online and decided to try it out. We completely fell in love with it and have been going steadily ever since.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks?

Cole: I love to climb at Edgeworks because it’s an amazing facility, all the staff are great and I’ve met a bunch of friends there. Everyone there is awesome and very helpful.

What do you do when you’re not climbing?

Cole: When I’m not climbing I’m usually working and spending time with my family and friends.

Where is your favorite place to climb outside?

Cole: I have not yet climbed outside but plan on making a trip to exit 38 very soon.

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

Cole: I love being outside. Other than rock climbing my favorite hobby would definitely be snowboarding. I like doing anything active; I can’t stand sitting around. 

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

Cole: I’ve only been climbing for about three months and I recently started lead climbing which I’m completely addicted to. 

Member Spotlight June 2019

Emily Anderson 

Member since January 2018

How did you start climbing?

Emily: My first experience climbing was when I was 17 and living in Colorado. I went with my brother and his friend to North Table Mountain in Golden. I immediately loved it, but didn’t start regularly climbing until I moved to WA several years later and decided to get a membership at Edgeworks.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks?

Emily: Edgeworks has a very special, welcoming community. I always tell people, I have never been to a gym where I have met so many friendly and genuinely awesome individuals. I also love all the unique spaces and different ways you can challenge yourself physically in addition to the walls, like the campus boards, weight rooms, and yoga studio. I also often do homework and work on my computer at the upstairs tables. Really, Edgeworks has become a bit of a second home.

What do you do when you’re not climbing?

Emily: When I am not climbing, you can probably find me at work or at school. I am a server at Stack 571 Whiskey bar and a student at the University of Washington-Tacoma, studying Psychology and Education. I also really enjoy playing acoustic guitar and singing, hanging out with my family and friends, and hiking/backpacking around the PNW!

Where is your favorite place to climb outside?

Emily: So far, I have only been climbing outside in three different places. Once in Golden, Leavenworth, and exit 38, so really I have just started to dip my toes in outdoor climbing. Although I love the scenery and atmosphere of climbing in Leavenworth, I would have to say as of now I really enjoy sport climbing and all the options for sport that exit 38 has for this. That being said I really want to take a trip down to Smith Rock soon!

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

Emily: I am actually currently conducting a research project on Women and Rock Climbing, and using Edgeworks as well as other climbing locations as field sites for observation. I’m nearing the end of my research, and have learned so much and met so many great people through the process.

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

Emily: Right now I love top roping, but leading is in the near future for me 🙂 My favorite projects would probably have to be stemming projects and routes with mostly crimps!

Summer Memberships

Available: June 1 – August 31, 2019

Summer Membership: $174

Only in town for the summer months? Then this is the Edgeworks membership for you!

Purchase now to get the most out of this awesome deal – 3 months of climbing, fitness classes, and socials.

PLUS, unlike our 30-day intro passes, you’ll also get to enjoy all the great perks and benefits that come with being an Edgeworks member including guest passes and discounts!

Summer memberships expire August 31, 2019 regardless of purchase date.

SUMMER MEMBERSHIP: only $174!
GREAT SAVINGS! 
BUY NOW

Member Challenge 2019

Earn your peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2019
Put your membership to good use and receive a FREE t-shirt with our 4th 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! Get a sneak peek at the 2019 Challenge List and start planning your strategies now.

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 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.

 

Bike to Edgeworks Month

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.

 

Spring Break Camps


Looking for a FUN and ACTIVE way to entertain the kids during Spring Break?

Sign ’em up for Edgeworks’ Rock Climbing Camps!

Rock climbing is a great way for kids to build confidence, while promoting creative thinking, problem solving,  team building and trust. Not to mention that it’s a great way for them to burn off some of that extra energy during Spring Break!

Our programs are designed to entertain and challenge kids no matter their skill level. From beginner to advanced, our professional staff will keep them engaged in fun climbing related activities and games.

2019 DATES: 1 Week ONLY!                                                                      

– Monday, April 1
– Tuesday, April 2
– Wednesday, April 3
– Thursday, April 4
– Friday, April 5

DETAILS:                                                                                            

COST:  $65/DAY Register online  |  $259/WEEK Register online

AGES:  7 – 12 years   |   TIME: 9:30am – 2:30pm (now 5 hrs/day!)
No experience necessary!  |  Sign up for 1 day or the whole week.

Edgeworks members receive a 10% discount!

 

Early Morning Hours!

Edgeworks is NOW OPEN @ 6AM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

Come in early and get your climb on, enjoy the gym on your own terms, no crowds and even take a shower before you go to work.

The auto belays will make sure you always have a climbing partner and the newly expanded weight and cardio rooms have lots to offer as well.

We’ll see you in the morning!