Crushing Tip #14

Climbing is all about pushing your limits, facing your fears, and learning about what your body and mind is cabable of. In this short video, professional climber Chris Sharma talks about fears and limits and how climbing through the fear pushes you to discover more about your abilities.

http://vimeo.com/47333482

Looking to further improve your climbing? Check out our Private Lessons or ProRock Coaching programs.

 

Yoga Aid World Challenge

JOIN US AS WE MAKE HISTORY
September 9th, 2012, 1:00-3:00pm
Edgeworks Climbing Yoga Studio
FREE! Yoga Class! (register at www.yogaaid.com)

Help us raise $1 million for charities around the world!
20+ Countries – 200+ Events – 20,000 Yogis

This first ever, around-the-world yoga tour is for yogis across the globe who are passionate about making a difference in the world!  Celebrating its sixth year of fundraising for non-profits, Yoga Aid is expanding its reach this year with over 200 events happening all on the same day!

The goal is to raise more than $1 million with a series of fun, free, local yoga events in communities in 20+ countries.  Participants raise funds through donations to a chosen charity.  It’s the ‘om’ that will be heard around the world.

Donate to Edgeworks Yoga Team’s chosen Charity, Yoga Gangsters
Go to www.yogaaid.com to register and/or donate.

Zoo Event: Climbing for Cloudies

This month we’re teaming up with Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Clouded Leopard Project to help raise funds for Clouded Leopard Conservation! If you know anything about the Cloudies, you know they’re avid climbers, just like us! If you’d like to get involved, head up to the Zoo and visit the Clouded Leopards! While you’re there, you can find fundraiser cards which you can give to a friend or use yourself. Bring in the card to get a day pass and shoe rental for only $15, and you’ll simultaneously be donating $5 to Clouded Leopard Conservation!

In addition, we’re also hosting a fundraising event on Sunday, August 26th from 1-5 pm right here at Edgeworks! Come on down and enjoy climbing, food, raffles with fun prizes, and more, all in support of PDZA and the Clouded Leopard Project.

Student Membership Sale

It’s that time of year again… it’s about time to go back to school and we’re getting in on the action with our annual Back-To-School student membership sale starting on August 18th!

If you’ve got a valid student ID in the state of Washington, then you can get in on this deal. Just show us your ID and you can get a monthly autopay membership with no initiation fee! That’s just $46/month for all the unlimited climbing and fitness you can handle.  Yup, that means you get to climb AND you get unlimited access to all our Yoga, Pilates, Cycling and Climbfit classes too!  Plus you get all the perks of membership, like a 15% discount on climbing school classes, a 10% discount on merch in the pro shop, free first time guest passes so you can get your friends addicted to climbing too… and more! Don’t miss out!

Remember, you’ve got from August 18th through September 14th to take advantage of this deal!

Edgeworks Climbing Team Interest Meeting

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, and receiving invites to the Divisional Championship in Utah, and the National Championship in Georgia.  As the new school year begins, we’re looking forward to an even more exciting season’s beginning, and in order keep improving our team we’re shaking things up.

First, we’re recruiting new members!  Team Edgeworks is holding an interest & information meeting for prospective members of the team Wednesday August 15th at 7:00pm.  We’re looking for youth climbers who want to improve, and are willing to work hard to do it.  Climbers and parents of climbers who want to find out more about what Team Edgeworks entails, and whether or not they would be a fit for the team, are encouraged to come to the meeting.  Remember, attitude is more important than age or present ability, so don’t be scared to come and learn about the team.  This is your chance to ask questions of the Edgeworks coaching staff and current team members all in one place.

If you have any questions about the meeting feel free to shoot the gym an email.  We’re looking forward to seeing you on WednesdayAugust 15th at 7:00pm.

New Bathroom Tour!

Good news, folks… after a month and a half of demo and renovation, the new bathrooms are finally done!  Say goodbye to the port-a-potties.  We’re extremely pleased with the outcome, and we hope you guys like the renovations too!  We’ve included showers and brand new lockers, so you can safely store your gear and wash that good ol’ climber stink off before heading off to your next social engagement.

  
  
A word of warning though, the bathrooms have switched, so make sure you’re heading into the correct one! Don’t worry, though, we’ve put up some warning signs to help you out during the transition, in case you forget and try to walk into the wrong restroom.

Crushing Tip #13

It’s frustrating to hit a plateau, whether it’s at 5.7 or 5.11. Climber Steph Davis has some tips for overcoming your plateaus and moving on to harder routes:

“If you feel like you have a solid base in your difficulty range, one way to step up your progression might be to start working on routes that are out of your current ability range. So if you feel solid at 5.9, start your climbing day by doing a few routes you can do (so you warm up and have fun), and then choose a 5.10 or 10+ to work on. Go through the whole exercise of figuring out the moves and then redpointing it, whether it only takes 2 tries or 8. If it happened quick for you, try an 11- next time for your project route.

When you start getting on routes that are too hard for you, it gradually changes your perspective about the climbs that are more in your regular comfort range. Just make sure you keep doing climbs that are easier for you also, so you continue to like climbing and get to experience the flow of movement on routes that aren’t at your limit..”

Looking to further improve your climbing? Check out our Private Lessons or ProRock Coaching programs.

Guiding at Edgeworks

Looking to go out climbing? Let us take you out to some of the best climbing areas in Washington.  We just recently expanded our website to include a guiding section, complete with all the info you need to schedule a guiding trip with Edgeworks!  Whether you’re a brand new climber looking to have the experts show you the ropes, or a seasoned veteran wanting to go out with a group, we’ve got guides ready to take you climbing.

We’ve got pages for both single and multi-pitch climbs, laying out the climbing areas by skill level (beginner/novice, intermediate, advanced).  If you’re interested in taking an outdoor climbing course from Edgeworks, we’ve also got a list of all our outdoor courses.  As always, Edgeworks members receive 15% off all

If you’re not familiar with climbing areas around the PNW, we’ve given a little description of the areas where we guide.  And if you want to get to know our guides a little better, check out the Guides page to read a bit about our highly trained guides!

Want to schedule a trip?  Great!  Take a look at our rates page if you’d like to find out how much your guiding trip will cost.  All prices include the gear you’ll need (helmet, shoes, & harness). If you’re ready to schedule, call us at 253-564-4899 to find out available dates for your trip!