Boy Scout Merit Badge Jamboree

Edgeworks Climbing is proud to offer a program designed specifically for Scouts interested in earning their BSA Climbing Merit Badge. With your troop or on your own, our Rock Climbing Merit Badge Jamboree is just the program you need to be successful. This fun day is designed to cover all of the BSA Climbing Merit Badge requirements and is offered to any individual Scouts and/or troops that are interested in obtaining this merit badge but might not have the full five students needed to reserve a time for them. There are no minimum registrations needed and individual Scouts are welcome to join us!

The next event is Saturday, December 14th 2013. Cost is $50 per Scout.  Space is limited so register early.  Book Now!

Program Schedule:

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Check-in, waivers, and rules

10:15 AM – 1:00 PM: First Session

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break (Please bring your own lunch; lunch will not be provided.)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Second Session

 

Special Notes:

Minimum Requirements:

• First Aid Merit Badge

• Read Climbing Merit Badge Handbook

Be Prepared/What To Bring:

• Rappelling Gloves (such as leather work gloves)

• Proper Clothing (rugged, lose fitting – not baggy)

• Lunch

 

 

Crushing Tip #22


Eat Yummy Food

by: Jessica Berg

One of the easiest and arguably the most enjoyable ways to improve your crushing capabilities is to eat yummy food! Nutrition can be a confusing topic, but one thing that is clear is that eating a recovery meal after exercise is an important part of  training  and necessary for achieving optimal performance.

Nutritionists, say that eating a recovery meal no longer than 30 to 45 minutes after exercising will boost metabolism, replenish nutrients and build muscle. Ideally, the body needs about a 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to proteins after exercise to effectively replenish glycogen stores and to stop the body from producing cortisol, the bodies stress hormone, which can actually cause muscle atrophy.

So every time you climb or work out, try rewarding the body with some tasty food to help rebuild your muscles. While we recommend that you eat something wholesome and delicious after crushing, a recovery meal can be as simple as a protein bar, chocolate milk or a classic PB&J or deli sandwich.

 Treat yourself! Your muscles are tired and ready to replenish so you can get crushing.

Annual Membership Sale

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It’s time for the world famous Edgeworks Climbing Annual One-Day-Membership Sale!

We’re cutting the prices, making memberships and punch cards insanely good deals. We’ve got a few ways to save so check ’em out.

ONE DAY ONLY: December 6th, 2013

These insane deals are coming fast and they’ll be gone just as quickly.
December 6th only, in-person only, no phone sales.

2013 Membership Sale Deals

 

MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY

Along with our Membership Sale, we also want to celebrate our members with a Member Appreciation Day including FREE Day Passes for everyone! It’s just our small way of saying, “Thank you for being members; come celebrate with us!”

Member Appreciation Day Schedule of Events: All activities FREE for Edgeworks Members!

Wake up with Edgeworks

9:00 am Yum: Coffee and Donuts

Fitness Clinics

12:30pm Pilates: Lunch and Learn (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE
1:00pm Pilates: Intro to Reformer (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE

Technical Clinics

4:00pm Trad Climbing: Knots & Hitches (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
5:00pm Multi-Pitch: Transitions (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
6:00pm Multi-Pitch: Pre-Rig Rappelling (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
7:00pm Rescue: Escaping the Belay (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE

Fitness Clinics

6:00pm Strength: Meta Training (w/Marissa)  DROP-IN ALLOWED
7:00pm Yoga: Yoga for Climbers (w/Amy Petty)  REGISTER HERE

Member Party

7:00pm Member Party: Free Beer (w/EVERYONE)

 

Member Appreciation Day

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As a way of saying, “Thank you” to our members, we will be hosting a fun-filled Member Appreciation Day.  Because we recognize that our community of members is incredible and by being a member, you are Edgeworks! We hope you’ll come celebrate with us.

The day will be full of FREE! activities, including FREE DAY PASSES for everyone and a party for members. Check out the schedule below and be sure to join us December 6, 2013!

Member Appreciation Day Schedule:

Wake up with Edgeworks

9:00 am Yum: Coffee and Donuts

Fitness Clinics

12:30pm Pilates: Lunch and Learn (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE
1:00pm Pilates: Intro to Reformer (w/Patrick)  REGISTER HERE

Technical Clinics

4:00pm Trad Climbing: Knots & Hitches (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
5:00pm Multi-Pitch: Transitions (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
6:00pm Multi-Pitch: Pre-Rig Rappelling (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE
7:00pm Rescue: Escaping the Belay (w/Tod)  REGISTER HERE

Fitness Clinics

6:00pm Strength: Meta Training (w/Marissa)  DROP-IN ALLOWED
7:00pm Yoga: Yoga for Climbers (w/Amy Petty)  REGISTER HERE

Member Party

7:00pm Member Party: Free Beer (w/EVERYONE)

 

Yoga for Climbers Clinic

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This Friday, December 6th 7:00pm-8:30pm, check out

YOGA FOR CLIMBERS with Amy Petty, E-RYT (sign-up here)

Enhance your climbing with yoga! Yoga brings balance to climbing and promotes strength, flexibility and focus.

In this workshop we will target specific applications of yoga for climbers:

  • create fluid movement and transitions
  • practice balance through shifting our weight into one legged balance poses
  • develop awareness in feet, legs, wrists and hands
  • strengthen and stabilize our core,
  • work flexibility throughout the whole body
  • utilize strategies to develop antagonist muscles to relieve strain in overused muscles in climbing such as the trapezius
  • learn breath and meditation techniques to focus and calm the mind

 

“Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless” (The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali, as translated my B.K.S. Iyengar). Experience how yoga can help to translate this quality to your climbing.

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013

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Banff Mountain Film Festival – 9th Annual Tacoma Screening

Tacoma Screening Dates:
December 2-3, 2013
TWO NIGHTS! – DIFFERENT FILMS EACH NIGHT!

 

Presented by:
The Mountaineers
University of Puget Sound Outdoors Program
Edgeworks Climbing

 

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 festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour. The host organization 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.

Dates:

Monday December 2, 2013
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Get your tickets early!  In 2010 and 2011 we sold out before the doors opened!

Show time and seatting:

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Show starts at 6:45 pm
Seats are festival style ~ first come basis

Where:

Rialto Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma

Festival Prices:

1-Ticket / 1-Night
$18 General Admission
$14 MEMBER PRICING: for Edgeworks Climbing, The Mountaineers or University of Puget Sound Members

2-Night Package – See different movies both nights!
$33 General Admission
$25 MEMBER PRICING: for Edgeworks Climbing, The Mountaineers or University of Puget Sound Members

*Prices do not include handling fees & taxes
**2 -Night Package CAN NOT be purchased online; purchase in person at Edgeworks Climbing or over the phone with the Broadway Center Box Office

Tickets:

We recommend purchasing them in advance. Last year tickets were sold out by the time the doors opened!

• In Person:
Edgeworks Climbing
-or- Broadway Center Box Office
2-Night Package AVAILABLE when purchased in person
• Online:
Broadway Center webpage: Broadway Center Ticketing
2 -Night Package NOT AVAILABLE when purchased online
• Phone:
Broadway Center Ticketing: 253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593
2-Night Package AVAILABLE when purchased via phone

Super Cool Film Festival Trailer:

Veterans Day

 Monday is a holiday, and we are open normal hours! In honor of the holiday we are offering $9 day passes to anyone with a military ID. Come celebrate your day off with some climbing and our wonderful fitness classes: Core30 at 9:30AM and Cycling at 6:00PM.  There will also be a special 12pm and 3pm belay class; register online to save a spot.

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8 Top 5 Finishes at Local Comps!

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We are super psyched, and proud, to recognize all of the EW team kids who have been absolutely crushing it this comp season.  At our own Blacklight Comp, 7 kids placed in the top 5 in their category with two 1st place finishes.  The weekend before, at Northwest Boulderfest, 3 kids placed in the top 4 – again with a 1st place finish. And, just this past weekend at the South Sound Pull Down, another 1st place finish was achieved. Congratulations to all the kids who are climbing and competing!

Northwest Boulderfest, Seattle
Alex Petty: 1st place, MYD
Kylee Beam; 2nd place, FYD
Sophia Terrill: 4th place, FYD

Edgeworks Blacklight Comp, Tacoma
Alex Petty: 1st place, MYD
Kylee Beam: 1st place, FYD
James Corbett: 2nd place, MYA
Hal Warren: 3rd place, MYC
Grace Wilkerson: 4th place, FYD
Elliott McDonald: 4th Place, MYC
Terah Gruber: 5th place, FYD

South Sound Pull Down, Olympia
Kylee Beam: 1st place, Youth