Archive for the ‘Climbing’ Category

Member Appreciation Day

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

An ALL DAY Event! Friday, December 2, 2022

Featuring treats, clinics, fun challenges, evening social and our 1-Day Membership Sale.

We value our members and designed a special day just for them!

Morning, afternoon, and night, we’ve put together a schedule of fun featuring all the best Edgeworks has to offer. Stop by the gym for the 1-DAY MEMBERSHIP SALE and stick around for the fun activities.

Click the link for your home gym to view what they have planned for you!
Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

WAKE-UP with Edgeworks

Featuring FREE coffee, mimosas & donuts! 

Starting at 6:00am, we’re kicking things off with fun morning treats for all of our early bird members.

FREE! Climbing Clinics

Clinics are for members only. Space is limited; sign up online!

From afternoon to evening, we’ve created another line-up of FREE climbing clinics designed to help improve your technical skills and offer a glimpse into the possibilities that our Climbing School courses have to offer. 

Each location will feature a different schedule so be sure to click the link for your home gym to view what they’ve planned for you!

  • Better Lead Belaying
  • Crack Climbing
  • Knots & Hitches
  • Anchors 
  • Rappelling … and more!


Friday fitness classes? Yes, please!

Here to help you finish your week strong and roll into the weekend ready for whatever life throws your way, a few of our favorite fitness instructors will be here to offer a special Friday line-up of classes and clinics.

Members only. Space is limited; sign up online!


Test your skills and speed against those of other members and staff. 

ROPE COILING: See how fast you can coil a 60 meter rope. The fastest time will win a free rope from our Pro Shop!

KNOT TYING CHALLENGE: Tie as many different knots as you can in 60 seconds while wearing a bandana over your eyes. The most correctly tied knots will win a free cordelette and prusik cord from our Pro Shop!


Community is the thing that keeps people coming back to Edgeworks. It happens naturally among climbers and through the monthly events, clinics, socials and meet up groups that help bring everyone together. 

We invite you to come find “your people”… because they’re also “our people”.

The social begins 7:00pm and will feature free drinks, friendly climbing banter and plenty of smiles. Please bring your best climbing gym etiquette and join us for the celebration!

Outdoor Gear Rentals

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Rent the gear needed for your next outdoor climbing adventure!

Check out our ALL NEW outdoor gear rental program, including:

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Crash Pads
  • Climbing Helmets (adult + youth)

For more details, stop by the front desk or give us a call.

  • Bellevue: (425) 644-2445
  • Seattle: (206) 781-9828
  • Tacoma: (253) 564-4899

Tacoma Boulder Challenge

Sunday, October 30th, 2022


Building on the ENERGY, STOKE and FUN of our previous October bouldering competitions, Edgeworks Tacoma is excited to introduce the TACOMA BOULDER CHALLENGE!

A Redpoint-style citizen comp designed to build community, ignite the joys of climbing and reimagine your climbing ability on a stellar selection of competition style boulders. 

While this year’s comp will not be black light, we remain committed to delivering many of the same essentials as before, including:


Please note our full weekend comp schedule and see below for planned wall closures:
• Saturday, October 29 | USAC Youth Qualifying Events
• Sunday, October 30 | TBC Community Comp

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Location: Edgeworks Tacoma
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Session 1: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Session 2: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Awards + After Party: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Climbing Discipline: Bouldering
Format: Redpoint, no finals

Female/Male: Recreation | Intermediate | Advanced | Open | Masters (45+ yrs)
Non-Binary: All climbing abilities

Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older
Cost: Sign up early to save!
• Pre-registration: $45/members or $55/ non-members, before 10/26
• Day-of registration: $60/everyone 

Prize Sponsors: 

Deuter • Patagonia • Metolius • Sterling • Asana • Petzl • Scarpa • Butora / 8b+ • Yeti • Rock Junkies • Outdoor Research • Friction Labs • Mammut • Pusher Holds • Comfortable Adventures • Stoked

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SESSION 1: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Categories: Non-binary: All | Beginner: Men | Intermediate: Women | Advanced: Men | Open: Men
*Both sessions are open to all competitors, though these categories are recommended.

Competitor Check-in: 10:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 10:50am
Climbing: 11:00am – 2:00pm

SESSION 2: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Categories: Masters: All | Beginner: Women | Intermediate: Men | Advanced: Women | Open: Women 
*Both sessions are open to all competitors, though these categories are recommended.

Competitor Check-in: 2:30pm
Competitor Rules Meeting: 2:50pm
Climbing: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

AWARDS + AFTER PARTY: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Beverages, Fun + Games:
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Raffle Prizes: 6:15pm
: 7:00pm
After Party (21+): 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!


Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to walk away with a prize; competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will start at 6:15pm and continue throughout the awards!


Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.



Who can compete?

All climbers age 16 or older are welcome to compete. We will have up to 60 competitors in each session, a total of 120 competitors throughout the day.

What is a Redpoint format?

A Redpoint format provides many different climbing routes. Each route has a different level of difficulty and a unique point value commensurate to the level of difficulty. Points are gained only if the route is completed. If you can not complete a climb, you may return your scorecard to the queue and try again. Climbers are given 3 hours to complete as many routes as desired; with a climber’s top 5 adding up their final score. Falls will be used to determine tie-breakers. 

Do you need help?

Yes, we’re looking for volunteers for both sessions. Find out more about what is needed and how you will be rewarded your for your time here. Volunteering is the best way to get a front row seat to all the action!

How much does it cost?

Sign up early to save! Presale prices are $45 for members and $55 for guests; ends Wednesday, 10/26.
Day-of registration cost is $60.

Can I watch but not compete?

Yes! Spectators are welcome throughout the day or you can volunteer to help with competitor queues and judging, giving you a front row seat to all the action!





Competition setting will begin to take place Monday evening; closed areas will include all of the bouldering walls as well as some of the top rope walls in the West Bay.

The top rope and lead walls in the East Bay will remain open to members and customers during this time.


CLOSED areas include:
• ALL of the climbing walls in the WEST BAY; including all boulder and lower level rope walls.
• Weight + Cardio areas; including Campus Board
• Upstairs area; including lounge, yoga studio and Kilter Board

OPEN areas include:
• The EAST BAY will be OPEN for rope climbing.

All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be canceled.
Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.


CLOSED areas include:
• ALL of the climbing walls in the WEST BAY; including all boulder and lower level rope walls.
• Weight + Cardio areas; including Campus Board

OPEN areas include:
• The EAST BAY will be OPEN for rope climbing Sunday, October 30.
• Upstairs area; including lounge, yoga studio and Kilter Board

All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be canceled.
Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

Extended Summer Climbing Camps

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Supporting Seattle Families + Teachers

Our “Extended Summer” Climbing Camps are being offered as an outlet for kids (and parents) during the current Seattle Public Schools teacher strike.

Campers will spend time with our youth instructors and coaches learning the basics of climbing with a mix of activities and games keeping them engaged and learning. Each day is unique and will offer adventures that your child will want to tell their friends about!

Sign up for 1 session or multiple days. Camp offerings and registration will remain open until the district negotiations are settled and the kids head back to school.


• Starting September 12 – ?

Monday – Friday
• Morning Session: 8:45am – 12pm
• Afternoon Session: 12pm – 3:15pm

• 7-12+, no experience necessary!

• $60/session for non-members and $50/session for members
• Campers can sign up for a single session, back-to-back sessions and/or multiple sessions throughout the week.

Payment is non-refundable.
In the event of the negotiations settling and school resuming, all subsequent camp days will be cancelled and fully refunded!

Route Setting Clinics

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Think you have what it takes to be a route setter? Have a new home wall and need tips for how to arrange the holds in more challenging and interesting ways?

Or maybe, you already have a paid gig as a professional route setter and would like to hone your skills, connect with other local setters and add to your existing craft.

Either way, Bellevue’s Head Route Setter, Tonya Bamboe, and USAC Level 4 route setter, Morgan Young. have you covered!


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 12pm – 8pm
This beginner level clinic is designed to introduce the tools, skills, and methods to participants with no prior route setting knowledge or experience. Participants will focus on safety, hold selection, tool handling, setting, and forerunning in a classroom setting. The clinic will then move to the climbing floor, and participants will get to apply what they’ve learned to set boulder problems from V0 up to V4.


Date: Saturday, November 13 | 12pm to 8pm
Location: Bellevue Stone Gardens
Cost: $100
Audience: Members and General Public
More Info: For those who have minimal to no experience setting, are curious about the craft, want to set a route in our gym, hang out with setters, learn the basics, build/set a home wall or college gym, etc.
Format: 1 hour of classroom time, 45 minute lunch break, 6 hours of setting and forerunning
Prerequisites: No experience needed. No drill use.
Guest Instructor: Morgan Young, USAC Level 4 Route Setter


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 11am – 7pm
This advanced level clinic dives into the application of professional setting philosophies and methods to provide career foundations for commercial route setters, those exploring the industry, or wanting to break into the field. Participants will focus on creation and maintenance of product quality through accessibility, equity, and intention to create an experience for public function.


Date: Saturday, November 14 | 11am to 7pm
Location: Bellevue Stone Gardens
Cost: $125
Audience: New and Experienced Setters
More Info: For those looking to get into route setting, set for a gym, already set and want to hone skills, advance an apprenticeship, get formal education for current/future positions.
Format: 1 hour of classroom time, 45 minute lunch break, 6 hours of setting and forerunning
Prerequisites: Prior setting experience (college or commercial gym preferred) OR experience using drills/impacts AND taken an Intro to Setting clinic somewhere (can be the previous day 11/13/21^^)
Tonya Bamboe, Bellevue’s Head Setter
Morgan Young, USAC Level 4 route setter.

Global Climbing Day

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Walls are meant for climbing.

August 21, 2021 | 10am – 4pm

Global Climbing Day marks the culmination of The North Face’s Walls Are Meant For Climbing campaign, a global movement to bring people together through the power and community of climbing.

We see walls as a place to unite our community through the sport of climbing – a sport that requires trust and partnership. The purpose is to inspire us all to think more hopefully about the community we can build – as climbers, as outdoor enthusiasts, as believers in the good of humanity.

Edgeworks is proud to partner with The North Face and climbing gyms around the globe to celebrate climbing and the community it creates. Locally for us, that means reducing the barriers to entry and increasing access for new climbers.

  • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Locations*: Seattle + Bellevue
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Details: FREE gear rentals with purchase of a day pass and extra staff available to offer a belay to new or less experienced climbers.

* Tacoma WILL NOT host an in-gym event. Instead, we’ve teamed up with The Trust for Public Lands to celebrate the recent installation of 2 new outdoor climbing boulders next to the Eastside Community Center.

Community Challenge

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021


Download the KAYA app TODAY to join!

Our ALL NEW Community Challenge is similar to our Boulder Series (or leagues) of the past but amped up in a whole new way!

Designed to be 2 competitions in one (seasoned pro or newbie), prizes will be awarded for top overall winners; recognition for “most improved”, “most recommendations” and “most unique routes”; plus a variety of weekly flash challenges worked in for added fun.

Regardless of your climbing ability (strong or newbie), this is sure to be a fun social experiment – er, EXPERIENCE –  for everyone involved.


The KAYA Climb app may be new to the Tacoma community but is used by climbers all around the world and its features help us better facilitate the challenge by:

  1. Making it easier for us to track participation and progress.
  2. Giving you real time standings to see where you’re at, how your progress compares to others and exactly what you need to do to WIN! 


Here’s all that you really need to know.


Four categories: (prizes for 1st place in each category + most improved)
– Intro VB -V1
– Beginner V1 – V3
– Intermediate V3 – V5
– Advanced V5 – V+


Elevation Comp: (most feet climbed during comp; top 3 win prizes)
– 25 ft for West Bay (ropes)
– 40 ft for East Bay
– 50 ft for Lead Prow


  1. Flash Challenges
  2. Most recommendations


Food Drive

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Join Us in the Fight Against Hunger!

Together, Stone Gardens + Edgeworks are hosting food drives to support our local communities during this time of increasing need. 

While this is a combined effort across all 3 locations, donations will support the following food banks, local to each of our communities:

Bellevue: Renewal Food Bank
Seattle: Ballard Food Bank
Tacoma: Nourish Pierce County

Collection boxes have been set up at each location – Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma – and donations are being accepted anytime Monday – Friday between 10am-5pm; plus Saturday + Sunday in Tacoma.

Receive 20% OFF Retail!

As an added incentive, those who donate 5+ food items will receive 20% off any full-priced retail item to be used now or at a later date. 

Most Needed Food Items

Below is a list of the most needed items as well as a list of kid friendly recommendations: 

  • Soups and chili
  • Peanut Butter
  • Individual cereals and full box cereals
  • 8 oz shelf stable juice boxes
  • Shelf stable milk boxes
  • Shelf-stable alternative milks
  • Meal in a can: chili, ravioli, spaghetti-o’s 
  • Mac and Cheese*
  • Granola bars’*
  • Individual packages of nuts or trail mix*
  • Single-serve instant oatmeal*
  • Snack size fruit cups (in their own fruit juices)*

*Especially needed for weekend food for kids meals

2020 has been a difficult year for so many throughout our communities and every little bit helps. Thank you in advance for your donations and support!