Team Update: July 2016

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Climbing Team Newsletter

July 1, 2016

Divisional Competition Recap

It’s been an exciting summer already with ten climbers advancing to Divisionals in Bend, OR on June 18th and 19th. Of those Edgeworks competitors who climbed in the qualifiers on Saturday, four advanced to finals: Riley Hume (MYA), Kohle Andrews (MYB), Brette Hume (FYC), and Kaj Hansen (MYC). Congratulations to Kohle Andrews for finishing in 2nd, and Brette Hume in 7th. Both will receive invitations to compete in the national competition in Kennesaw, GA next month!

Smith Rock State Park Climbing Trip

After the competition wrapped up, Edgeworks team members got together for a team building outdoor rock climbing experience in Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne OR, one of the most well known sport climbing destinations in the country. Temperatures soared on Monday, but that didn’t stop the smallest of the group from climbing the most pitches of the day. Halle Rife showed us all what passion for the sport of rock climbing looks like! We found some shade on Tuesday and had a successful half day of climbing before heading home, happily exhausted.

UPCOMING! Leavenworth, WA Climbing Trip

What we anticipate to be an annual bouldering trip to Leavenworth, WA, is scheduled as a one day trip on Thursday, August 18th. Details are being worked out and will be announced soon. Mark your calendars now! Meanwhile, a committee on the PCA is researching options for overnight camping next year.

NEW!  Lock-in

By massive popular demand, we’re doing another Team Edgeworks Lock-In here at the gym.  The event will run from 10:00 pm on Friday, July 22nd, until 8:00 am on Saturday, July 23rd and will cost $20.  This will be the Friday following Nationals, and seems like a fun way to wrap up our climbing season.  You can sign up over the phone, or at the gym the next time you’re here for practice.

Summer Practice Schedule

Beginning July 1 there will be no Tuesday/Thursday practice. Friday practice will continue until Nationals in mid-July. All team climbers are welcome to join M/W practice.

NEW: The gym closes at 4pm on the 4th of July holiday so practice is cancelled. The regular practice schedule will resume in September.

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