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Celebrate Pride

Saturday, July 13th, 2024

PRIDE 2024

Through conversations inspired and led by LGBTQ+ identifying staff and in collaboration with Queer Mountaineers, members of our staff-led DEI Advisory Committee have been working on ways to show support and create new connections. We have several exciting events planned for June (National Pride Month) and July (Tacoma only) in 2024.

Join us in celebrating diversity, promoting inclusion, and creating a world where everyone can be their authentic selves. Happy Pride Month!

BELLEVUE

PAWS + PRIDE
June 1 | 9:30am – 1pm
Downtown Bellevue Park

Join us at Bellevue Downtown Park for the Eastside’s largest LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Kickoff!

Enjoy a stroll through the park followed by fun festivities including a mimosa/beer garden, DJ Puma, RuPaw’s Dawg Costume Contest, Drag Queen Gaysha Starr, community booths, face painting, and more!

Be sure to visit us at the Edgeworks table for fun prizes and giveaways!

SHOW YOUR PRIDE EVENT
June 18 | 6pm – 9pm

Join Edgeworks and Queer Mountaineers for an evening of climbing, music, and tie-dye fun!

Bring your own shirt to tie-dye or purchase one at the event and add your own meaningful splash of color! Proceeds benefit Queer Mountaineers.

Climb our special rainbow routes, featuring Pride history facts. And, plan ahead for raffle prizes, a cookout, and plenty of Queer joy to go around!

$12 day passes + free rentals

SEATTLE

PRIDE PARTY
June 11 | 5:30pm – 9pm

Get ready to kick off Pride month at Edgeworks Seattle! Join us as we team up with Patagonia Seattle and Queer Mountaineers for an unforgettable celebration!

Dive into the festivities with drag bingo, raffle prizes, tie dye, cookout, climbing and queer joy!

Shoutouts to our sponsors:

  • Black Diamond
  • Mighty-O Donuts
  • Seattle Pops
  • Aslan Brewing

It’s a Pride party like no other – we can’t wait to celebrate with y’all!

WOMEN LOVING WOMEN
June 20 | 6pm – 8pm
$12 day passes + free rentals

Join us for a special evening climb night featuring a special lavender route and offering history. Our friendly staff will kick off the event with a fun icebreaker activity.

Featuring:

  • Sisters in Action Sports
  • She Rocks
  • Hidden Crux Coalition

Don’t miss this exciting and inclusive climbing event—come and connect with the community!

TACOMA

QUEER CLIMB NIGHT
June 13 | 7pm – 9pm
$12 day pass + free rentals

Join us for our monthly Queer Climb Night hosted by Queer Mountaineers, but this time with a little extra glitter and flare! Enjoy making friendship bracelets at our craft table and get expressive with some fun temporary tattoos.

Don’t miss out on this special night of climbing and community!

SHOW YOUR PRIDE EVENT
July 2 | 6pm – 9pm
$12 day passes, free rentals.

A celebration event for the Edgeworks community featuring yard games and tie dye stations:

  • Folks are invited to bring their own shirt or purchase one to tie dye or add color to in a way that is meaningful to them.
  • Proceeds benefit Queer Mountaineers.

Plan for raffle prizes, climbing and queer joy!

COMMUNITY.

Together with professionalism, integrity and adventure, community is one of our core values. To us, it means “a welcoming group of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends connecting through our shared interests in climbing, fitness, and fun”. 

Each Pride Month we take the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve done and still need to do for LGBTQ+ folks in our communities.

Why do we celebrate Pride Month?

We recognize that diversity fuels the spirit of our staff and community. Our commitment to equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience builds a culture where difference is valued, innovation thrives and adventure is accessible to all.

What are we doing to support the LGBTQ+ community?

We are proud to be creating brave + inclusive spaces where all climbers of any gender, identity or sexual orientation feel accepted;  where you can challenge yourself, build your skills and know that this is a place where you belong.

What steps are we taking to accomplish this?

  • Listening + responding to the needs of our staff, members + community
  • Maintaining hiring practices to recruit + retain a diverse staff team
  • Advancing a staff-led diversity, equity + inclusion committee
  • Hiring experts to help identify + navigate our strengths/opportunities through discussion and trainings
  • Building action steps to hold ourselves accountable to changes we want to see

What does this look like to our community:

  • Monthly Queer Climb Nights at all locations; hosted by Queer Mountaineers
  • Progress Pride flags in all facilities (year-round)
  • Period products in all bathrooms (year-round)
  • Pronouns on staff nametags
  • Access to gender affirming bathrooms in all facilities; with improvements to the Bellevue gym scheduled with facility updates and expansion
  • Gender inclusive categories for competitions
  • Celebrate Pride events + activities hosted at all locations during the month of June; and July in Tacoma
  • Redefining who a “climber” is, can and should be by building a better, more inclusive community for all

We’re listening.

Click here to offer your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.

In 2022, we made cash donations to:

In 2023 and 2024, donations will benefit Queer Mountaineers.

Founded by queer dreamers, activists, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts, Queer Mountaineers’ mission is to provide community, access to skills & gear, and a safe space for outdoor enthusiasts of all backgrounds, genders, and sexualities. We are grateful for the partnership, talents and energy they bring to our gyms.

Please consider joining us in supporting them! Donate Now

Monthly Member Socials

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Because our members help build our community and we are intentionally working to build a welcoming space for all. One TUESDAY every month, we invite our members to branch out from their normal climbing sessions and engage with the Edgeworks’ community.

Meet other members, share stories, get tips from our staff, and have fun.

DETAILS:

Climbinggames, competitions, prizes, free drinks for members, and social time with friends (old and new), it doesn’t get much better than this!

1st Tuesdays = Tacoma
2nd Tuesdays = Seattle
3rd Tuesdays = Bellevue

As always, our Member Social evenings are FREE for Edgeworks members.
Social and activities begin at 7pm.

NEXT UP: TACOMA

TRIVIA NIGHT | Tuesday, June 4

Come on in and put your brain to the test on climbing subjects as well as other mystery categories! Join us for a knowledge-filled evening with the chance to earn some extra spending money. Teams of 4 or less are welcome. Don’t miss out on this ever popular event, hosted by the one and only Cam Anderson.

NEXT UP: SEATTLE

PRIDE PARTY | Tuesday, June 11

Get ready to kick off Pride month at Edgeworks Seattle! Join us as we team up with Patagonia Seattle and Queer Mountaineers for an unforgettable evening!

Dive into the festivities with drag bingo, raffle prizes, tie dye station, cookout, climbing and queer joy!

Shoutout to our sponsors: @blackdiamond @mightyodonuts @seattle_pops @aslanbrewing It’s a Pride party like no other – we can’t wait to celebrate with y’all!

NEXT UP: BELLEVUE

SHOW YOUR PRIDE EVENT | Tuesday, June 18

Join Edgeworks and Queer Mountaineers for an fun evening of climbing, music, and tie-dye! Bring your own shirt or purchase one at the event to tie-dye and personalize with colors that hold special meaning to you. All proceeds benefit Queer Mountaineers.

Enjoy fun rainbow routes featuring Pride history facts, raffle prizes, a cookout, and a celebration of queer joy! Don’t miss out on this vibrant and inclusive event.


Bike to Edgeworks Month

Friday, May 31st, 2024

 

Excellent Parking + Raffle Prizes!

May 1 – 31, 2024“Bike like the mountain is out!”

Join the “Bike to Edgeworks” Challenge.

It’s simple. Each time you ride your bike to Edgeworks to climb, take a fitness class, or workout you’ll receive one raffle ticket to be entered in a drawing for prizes including Edgeworks swag, FREE day passes, and more!

Plus, you get to enjoy all of these added benefits:

  1. Skip the traffic
  2. Find excellent parking
  3. Save money
  4. Help the environment
  5. Improve your physical health
  6. Improve your mental health

The more you ride, the more chances you have to WIN! So get on your bike and RIDE.

Fine Print:
– Tickets are limited to 1 per person/day for rides that occur during the month of May 2024 only.
– Raffle is open to everyone and all ages, including members and non-members.
– Drawing will take place Thursday, June 1, 2024.

Ride safe. Ride smart. And always securely lock your bike to one of our racks.

Rappelling Class + Rappel Kit 

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

Review by: Elana Cueto of Edgeworks Seattle

Lana took the Rappelling Course through Edgeworks Seattle in Spring 2024. The rappelling kit provided during the course comes highly recommended by Edgeworks Guiding and all items are available for purchase at Edgeworks’ gear shops conveniently located in Ballard, Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, and Tacoma. 

Gear included in this kit:

  • Rappel Device: Petzl Reverso (Qty: 1)
  • Locking Carabiners: Petzl Attache Screw Lock Carabiner (Qty: 2)
  • Runner for Extension: 18mm x 120cm Black Diamond Nylon Runner (Qty: 1)
  • Prusik: 6mm Edelrid HMP Cord Sling (Qty: 1)

What are your favorite things about this kit?

My favorite thing about this kit is how each item is multi-functional. They are also relatively inexpensive compared to other climbing gear.

What type of climbing did you use this kit for?

I used this kit for rappelling. These items can be used indoors or outdoors. This setup is useful for descending from multi-pitches or just having some fun rappelling off cool cliffs and big rocks. These components are great for multi-pitch climbing and alpine climbing as well.

Is it comfortable and easy to use?

Once you take the rappel class, everything makes sense! The Petzl Reverso is great for belaying from below and above, as well as rappelling. The sling and cord are versatile and can be tied to varying lengths as needed. These items are all standard components for a rappel setup.

Is there anything I don’t like about it?

Nope! The nylon runner is not as adaptable as an adjustable belay extension/tether, but it’s much cheaper and accessible.

Here are a few tips when using this kit:

  • Take a Class or Learn from a Credible Guide: According to The American Alpine Club, 30% of accidents happen on the descent.
  • Use Appropriate Equipment: These items are not the only things you can use for rappelling. If you switch an item out, make sure you are using and connecting it according to the manufacturer’s standards.
  • Mind Your Rope Diameter: If your rope is too similar in diameter to your cord sling, your friction hitch may be prone to slippage.
  • Additional Gear Needed: Make sure you also have other necessary items such as a helmet, harness, locking carabiners, gloves, and a rope.

This comprehensive rappel kit is a fantastic option for anyone looking to improve their rappelling skills. Whether you’re tackling multi-pitch routes or enjoying a day out on the rocks, the Petzl Reverso, Petzl Attache Screw Lock Carabiners, Black Diamond Nylon Runner, and Edelrid HMP Cord Sling provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for your climbing adventures.

Member Challenge 2024

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

Earn Your Peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2024
Make the most of your membership, infuse a bit more playfulness and joy into your climbing routine, and snag a FREE T-shirt in our 8th annual, members only 90-day challenge!

THE OBJECTIVE

Adventure meets achievement! Earn points by completing a list of challenges spanning more than 100 activities. From climbing and fitness trials to check-ins, social events, staff interactions, training activities, dance sessions, and more.

As you rack up points, unlock three distinct levels of “peaks” to add to your FREE member challenge t-shirt. A total of 150 points grants you all three peaks, and there are over 300 points up for grabs!

First Peak: 65 points  |  Second Peak: 100 points  |  Third Peak: 150 points

THE CHALLENGE LIST

Discover new challenges annually, featuring fitness trials, climbing games, and skill-based challenges. The point distribution caters to both overachievers and those seeking a more laid-back experience. While earning all three peaks in a single day (IAD) is possible, there are plenty of enjoyable challenges accessible to all skill levels, ensuring you keep coming back for more points and peaks!

Available Now!
Get a sneak peek at the 2024 Challenge List for your home gym and start devising your strategies now.

LIMITED EDITION SHIRT

Edgeworks staff will tally points weekly, and t-shirts will be awarded upon reaching the first peak (65 points). Your T-shirt, labeled with your name, will be placed on a rolling cart near the front desk for convenient pickup.

*Please be aware that current stock levels may slightly delay T-shirt delivery by 1-2 weeks.

Note: Wear and wash your shirt during the challenge, but hold off on fabric softener until after all your peaks have been added.

THE PEAKS AWAIT

Iron-on peaks, accompanied by straightforward DIY instructions, will be available at the front desk. Alternatively, bring your shirt to the monthly Member Socials in March, April, and May, where our staff will add the peaks for you.

TRACK YOUR JOURNEY

Members are tasked with monitoring their progress and checking off completed challenges on their sheets. For those fueled by competition, keep an eye on the public Challenge Board, showcasing everyone’s points. See how your achievements stack up against others and let the friendly rivalry motivate you further.

New Year’s Special | 2024

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

$0 START-UP FEE (SAVE UP TO $50)

January 1 – 31, 2024

More than a fitness resolution. Edgeworks is a great way to challenge yourself, make new friends and be part of a healthy and supportive community.

Not only for the weekend warriors and hardcore crushers of the rock, we are also a community of climbers and friends. Even if you’re breaking in your first pair of climbing shoes, we invite you to join us for the monthly socials, clinics, challenges and competitions that are also included (free or discounted) for our members.

Give the Edgeworks community a try; it’s healthy, friendly, supportive and FUN and we think you’re going to enjoy it!

JOIN NOW AND SAVE!

In addition to climbing, instruction and fitness classes, Edgeworks members also enjoy FREE guest passes to share with family and friends, discounts on gearfun events and a whole lot more.

Offers expire January 31, 2024

Winter Sale

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

GIVE THE GIFT OF CLIMBING!

November 25 – December 31, 2023

Shop small. Shop local. Save BIG! We’re offering specials and discounts on something for everyone – from punch passes and gift cards, to climbing gear! Edgeworks has something for all the climbers and adventure seekers on your list this year.


Buy a GIFT CARD, Get a FREE DAY PASS!

The perfect gift! 
Gift cards can be used to purchase anything in the gym – day passes, memberships, gear, instruction courses, and MORE.

Receive a FREE DAY PASS with purchase of Gift Cards valued at $50+
Day pass expires 01/31/2024 | 1 pass per gift card purchased

Offer not valid with online purchases.


PUNCH PASS + 1 FREE INTRO CLASS: only $198!

SAVE up to $92 on an experience the whole family can enjoy!
Up to a $290 value, this package includes a total of 10 PASSES accepted at all 3 gym locations – Bellevue, Seattle + Tacoma; plus 1 FREE Intro to Climbing Course at the location of your choice. 

Transferable | Course participants must be 14+ | 3-year expiration

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!


30-Day INTRO PASS w/ gear rental: only $99!

Fun for new climbers!
This package includes climbing and fitness, an intro to climbing course and gear rental.
 Save 30% | a $141 value!

PURCHASE ONLINE NOW!


CLIMBING GEAR SALE!

Save BIG: 20%-30% OFF Climbing Gear!

Accessories: 20% off
Boulder Brushes, Compact Clippers, Piranha Knife, All Crack and Belay Gloves, Hand Repair & Care Items, Belay Glasses, Grip Savers, Crash Pads, Stick Clips, Boot Bananas, Nail Clippers, Nut Tools, and training items!

Harnesses + Helmets: 20% off
All brands/styles included.

Climbing Shoes: 20% off
All brands/styles included.

Chalk Bags + Chalk: 25% off
All brands/styles included.

Edgeworks Logo Wear: 30% off
Tanks, Tees, Youth Tees, Hoodies, Hats, and Face Buff.

Offer valid on select, in-stock items only; excludes special orders. Quantities limited at varying locations; call in advance for specific items. Offer ends December 31, 2023.

Member Challenge 2023

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Earn Your Peaks!

February 1 – April 30, 2023
Put your membership to good use, add a little fun to your climbing sessions and earn a FREE t-shirt with our 7th annual members only 90-day challenge!

THE OBJECTIVE

Earn points by completing a list of challenges including over 100 different activities – from climbing, fitness and check-in challenges to attending socials, interacting with staff, fun training games/activities, dancing and more.

As points are achieved, 3 different levels of “peaks” are awarded and added to your FREE member challenge t-shirt. It takes 150 points to earn all 3 peaks; with over 300 points available!

First Peak: 65 points  |  Second Peak: 100 points  |  Third Peak: 150 points

THE LIST

New challenges are added every year including fitness, climbing games and skills based challenges with a distribution of points designed to engage both the over and under achievers among us. As proven in previous years, it is possible to earn all 3 peaks in one day (IAD) but there are also plenty of really fun challenges that are accessible to all skill levels and will keep you coming back for more points and peaks!

Now Available!
Get a sneak peek at the 2023 Challenge List for your home gym and start planning your strategies now.

THE SHIRT

Points will be tallied once a week by Edgeworks staff and T-shirts will be distributed upon achievement of the first peak (65 points). T-shirts will be labelled with the member’s name and added to a rolling cart to be located near the front desk. 

*Current stock/availability may delay the delivery of a t-shirt by 1-2 weeks.

Note: Feel free to wear and wash your shirt during the challenge but please refrain from using fabric softener until after all of your peaks have been added.

THE PEAKS

Iron-on peaks will be made available at the front desk along with simple to follow DIY instructions.

Or you can bring your shirt to the monthly Member Socials in March, April and May, when we’ll have staff available to add the peaks for you.

YOUR PROGRESS

Members are responsible for tracking their progress and checking the boxes on their challenge sheets as items are completed.

To entice those of us with an extra competitive spirit, we will update a public Challenge Board with everyone’s individual points – you know, just in case you want to see how you match up to the achievements of others.