Boy Scout Climbing Merit Badge Jamboree!

   Rock Climbing Merit Badge Jamboree!

Date:  Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Time: 10:00am 5:00pm

Cost: $50 per Boy Scout   

Click here for the registration Pack: BSA MBJ Registration Packet 2013

Have you wanted to get your rock climbing merit badge? Did your troop already get theirs and you missed that weekend? Are you just the only one that is interested in your troop? Well, if you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, we have created the event for you…

Edgeworks Climbing is proud to offer a new program selection designed for our Boy Scout friends! A Rock Climbing Merit Badge Jamboree! This is a fun day designed to offer the full Rock Climbing Merit Badge to any scouts 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 minimums to attend and individual scouts are welcome to join us!

Starting at 10:00am, we will be opening the doors, letting everyone arrive, welcome their friends, verify that everyone has a waiver and has been checked in. Once checked in, everyone will meet upstairs, and we will go over the gym and event rules, schedule, and any last minute notes at about the day.

The first session of the class is from 10:00am – 1:00pm. There will be a lunch break from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Please bring a lunch with you. We will have some snacks and refreshments available for purchase, but lunch is not provided by Edgeworks.

The second session is from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. After the second session ends, the scouts are able to head home or can continue to climb until 7:00pm if they would like.  Either way, will be closed at 7:00pm and all scouts MUST be picked up before then.

We do not have a registration deadline, BUT we do have limited space so register early! We have 12 spots available and they will fill up fast. If you have more than five boys interested in the event, please call Patrick directly to discuss availability options.

Special Notes:

Minimum Requirements:

–          First Aid Merit Badge

–          Read Climbing Merit Badge Handbook

–          Rappelling Gloves (Such As Leather Work Gloves)

–          Proper Clothing (Rugged, Lose Fitting – Not Baggy)


For more information, please call Patrick at 253-564-4899.


Crushing Tip #17



We have all heard of visualization, muscle memory, and mental preparation as ways to enhance sport performance. Well, these tools work for climbing too, and good climbers frequently use these strategies before they climb during the ritual called “sequencing”. Sequencing has multiple levels of intensity, but essentially it is the act of planning your path up a wall.

The three steps of sequencing a route:

  1. Identify your holds and imagine what they feel like and how you will use them.
  2. Visualize an order of progression or “sequence” of holds you will use.
  3. Act it out! Literally, from the ground move your arms (and legs) as if you were climbing the route that you are about to climb.


That’s it. By sequencing a route you have mentally prepared yourself for what is ahead, visualized the path and movement, and have taken your body through the physical motions in order to trigger muscle memory.

AutoBelay’s Are Here!

Edgeworks now has six new AutoBelays!  No belay partner needed to climb our walls with these beauties, just clip and and climb.  As our front desk about them and we’ll give you a quick safety orientation and your climbing.  Great for doing laps, practicing lead clipping, or just lonely climbing…


New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Youth Lock-In

Edgeworks is now the place for New Year’s Eve fun! We are hosting a New Year’s Eve Lock-In for youth climbers between ages 9 and 15. We’ll provide belay instruction for anyone 14 and 15 years old, you provide the stamina to climb and party all night. Rock climbing, games, movies, obstacle courses and competitions are just some of the things that will keep your kids occupied through the night! All climbers will receive a party hat, noise maker and a toast with Martinelli’s Apple Cider at midnight. Early drop off and late pick up are available and include dinner and breakfast. Register early to reserve your spot!

All-Night Use of the Gym
Climbing Equipment
Sparkling Apple Cider at Midnight
Belay Instruction for 14 and 15 year olds

Monday, Dec. 31st at 10:00 p.m.  –   Tuesday, Jan. 1st at 8:00 a.m.

$65 per climber for the Lock-In (10pm-8am)  (price includes tax)

$15 add-on for early drop off & late pick up (8pm-10pm & 8am-10am)  (price includes tax)
– Add-on includes a pizza dinner from 8pm – 10pm on Monday and cold breakfast on Tuesday.
(Minimum 10 total registrations needed for lock-in to happen)

Please call at least one week in advance for reservations.
Payment required at time of registration.

ALL Climbers must have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability waiver.

Click here for the Winter Camp Registration 2012

Call 253-564-4899 Today To Schedule Your Event!


Girl Scout Round Up

Are you a Scout or know of some scouts? Come and enjoy an evening rock climbing while developing great friendships, useful skills and self confidence! Edgeworks is proud to host scout rock climbing events designed to have fun. The Rock Climbing Round Up events are a perfect outing for any Scout Troop.

Our next event:
Saturday December 8th, 2012: Girl Scout Round Up

  • Download the registration form HERE.

Saturday December 15th, 2012: Boy Scout/Cub Scout Round Up

  • Download the registration form HERE.
  • Tons of climbing, any rental gear needed, snacks/food/drinks, and an event t-shirt (if pre-registered).
  • All necessary equipment provided
  • Belayers and staff support


  • 4 Hours 5:00pm – 9:0opm


  • $28 per climber Tax Is Included
  • $4-6 for non-climbing adults Tax Is Included

Minimum Requirements:

  • No climbing experience required


  • See above for dates and registration forms.
  • Pre-Registration is recommended but not required. Day of registrations are always welcome.


  • Climbers under the age of 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability waiver.

Call 253-564-4899 If You Would Like To See A Rock Climbing Round Up Date Reserved For Your Group.

Annual Membership Sale

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 Savings

These insane deals are coming fast and they’ll be gone just as quickly. Come in December 7th to get your savings. It’s a one day deal, so come in, send a friend, but don’t call.
These deals are in-person only.

The Deals

$399 Annual Membership

Save $230 and member up for 2013. You’ll enjoy all the perks of membership: climbing, YogaPilatesCyclingClimbFit, and discounts on Climbing School and the Pro Shop.
This is the best membership option. Grab it!

$199 4-Month Membership

Save $89 and you’ll enjoy all the perks of membership: climbing, YogaPilatesCyclingClimbFit, and discounts on Climbing School and the Pro Shop.

$99 10-Punch Pass

Save $31 Try climbing for an insanely low price. Great as a gift!

The Details

Who: Anyone who loves climbing, fitness, or fun.
What: Massive savings on Edgeworks memberships and punch cards.
When: ONLY December 7th.
Where: Edgeworks Climbing. These savings are not available over the phone.

Spread the Word!


During the sale, the Edgeworks Climbing team will be holding a fundraiser to help out with team expenses. Come by and make a donation, grab some baked goods, and enter the raffle to win a pair of EVOLV shoes.

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2012

Banff Mountain Film Festival – 8th Annual Tacoma Screening

December 3-4, 2012



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.


Monday December 3, 2012
Tuesday December 4, 2012
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 7: 00pm
Seats are festival style ~ first come basis


Rialto Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma

Festival Prices:

1-Ticket / 1-Night
$18 General Admission
$15 for Mountaineers, University of Puget Sound and Edgeworks Members

2-Night Package – See different movies both nights!
$30 General Admission
$27 for Mountaineers, University of Puget Sound and Edgeworks 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

Ticket Locations:

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
• Online:
Broadway Center webpage: Broadway Center Ticketing
2 -Night Package CAN NOT be purchased online
• Phone:
253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593

Super Cool Film Festival Trailer:

NEW Winter Camp Format

Check out our NEW Winter Break Camps! Choose just one 4 hour session or all 12 – it’s all up to you. Follow the link here for more details. Click “Sign Me Up” to complete a registration form, then call or come by to reserve your spot with payment.