College Night

Students climb for just $12!

The 2nd Saturday of every month, round up your roommates, classmates, and friends for College Night at all Edgeworks locations!

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm. Valid student ID required.

Bouldering… Roped Climbing (certifications required) … Systems Boards … and more equals LOTS of climbing. It’s that simple. So bring your friends, pull some plastic, and have FUN!

As always, all Edgeworks members climb for FREE!

Military Night

The first Saturday of every month, Edgeworks offers “Military Night” discounts for military service members and their families.

$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental.

5pm – 10pm | Valid military ID required.

Price includes access lower level bouldering for those with little to no experience. Top rope climbing is available to those who pass our belay test.

Click here for more information about our belay certifications and gym rules.

Bellevue Grand Opening

Join Us for the Edgeworks Bellevue Grand Opening Event!

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm

We are thrilled to invite you to the Grand Opening Event celebrating our newly renovated facility and expanded climbing walls at Edgeworks Bellevue! This event is a celebration of our commitment to providing the best climbing experience for our community, and we have a day packed with activities for climbers of all ability levels.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Staff-led Facility Tours: Learn about all the new features and amenities now available to our climbing community, ask questions and get answers from our staff.
  • 50% Off ProBelay Sessions: Perfect for new climbers, these 1-hour sessions will be offered from 10:30am – 4:30pm. Reservation required; sign up online.
  • FREE Climbing Clinics: Exclusively for members, these clinics offer a lineup of FREE climbing instruction designed to improve your technical skills and give you a taste of what our Climbing School courses have to offer. Space is limited, sign up online!
  • Member Guest Passes: Members are invited to bring any 2 guests for free, including free gear rentals; day passes for non-member guests will be $24 each.
  • Mystery Bag Fundraiser: Each bag purchased supports the important work of Nature Vision. Each bag contains a surprise assortment of climbing specific prizes, with some bags holding higher-value prizes than others. Available throughout the day; only while supplies last!
  • Community Social: Join us from 6pm – 8pm in our new community gathering space for complimentary drinks and social time with friends, old and new. Community is one of our core values and its what keeps people coming back to Edgeworks. We can’t wait to share this space with you!

Click here for more information or to sign up online:

IMPORTANT NOTE!

All visitors must have a signed waiver on file. Climbers under 18 must also have the signature of their parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be completed online before the event.

DON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT

Join us for a day of climbing, fitness, and community at Edgeworks Bellevue. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 30!

Family Night

Climbing with your kids just got that much better!

Don’t want to give up climbing now that you’re a parent?
Want to meet other climbers with kids who understand the challenges?

We get it! Being a parent doesn’t mean you need to stop climbing but it does mean you may need to climb differently and that’s what Family Night is all about.

  • Meet and learn from other parents.
  • Make connections and share the responsibility of supervising the kid(s) while you climb.
  • Shift your climb times to when it’s less busy in the gym.
  • Manage expectations because sometimes the kids just won’t cooperate.

4th Saturday of every month | 5pm – 10pm
$12 day passes w/ FREE gear rental

Price includes bouldering access for those with little to no experience.  Top rope climbing is available to those who pass our belay test.

Important Notes:
– Adults must be accompanied by 1 or more children.
– Children must be under 18 years of age.
– Maximum 2 adults and 3 children per group.
– Youth under 14 must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.
– Please see our Climbing With Kids tips for more information.

WCC x EW | Boulder Comp

TUESDAY | MARCH 19, 2024

Edgeworks Bellevue is stoked to host our first bouldering competition since 2015!

Join us in Bellevue for this fun community event, featuring an all-new boulder set, tons of great prizes, a raffle, and 10 gear vendors on-site helping us build the stoke and bring the fun – you won’t want to miss it!

All competitors must register in advance. Registration is $30/each, with proceeds benefiting the Washington Climbers Coalition (WCC).

South Bouldering Bay will be open to competitors only but all other areas of the gym will remain open to other climbers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If registration link doesn’t load via the Instagram link, please access through the web browser on your phone or computer.

THE BASICS:

Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Location: Edgeworks Bellevue
What: Climb for a cause; all proceeds benefit WCC and their work to make Washington a better place to climb through advocacy, stewardship, and education.

REGISTRATION:

  • Cost: $30/competitor
  • Available: Now – March 17, 2024
  • Day of registration may be available if space remains; all proceeds benefit WCC. 

DETAILS:

  • Climbing Discipline: Bouldering
  • Format: Modified Redpoint, no finals

CATEGORIES:
Male/Female (sign up with the gender category you identify with)

  • BEGINNER – (V0-V3)
  • INTERMEDIATE – (V3-V6)
  • ADVANCED – (V6+)

PRIZES:
We’ve compiled an excellent collection from prizes from our event sponsors, including crash pads, backpacks, hangboards, and more! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 competitors in each category who will also each receive extra raffle tickets for additional prizes for a chance to take home more.

SPONSORS:
Huge shoutouts to: Aura Bora Water, Black Diamond, Butora, Camp, Cotopaxi, Edelrid, Friction Labs, Joshua Tree, KAVU, La Sportiva, Liberty Mountain, Metolius, Mountaineers Books, Outdoor Research, Petzl, Rhino Skin, Scarpa, Sterling, Trango/Tenaya.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I need a new waiver?

Always! When in doubt, fill one out. All competitors must complete a signed waiver or have a current one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers for climbers under the age of 18 require the signature of their parent or legal guardian.

What is a Modified Redpoint format?

A Modified Redpoint format provides select amount of climbing routes in your grade range.  Points are gained only if the route is completed. If you can not complete a climb, you try again but most check off the attempt. Climbers are given 1.5 hours to complete as many routes as as possible within your category; with a climber’s top 5 adding up their final score. Falls will be used to determine tie-breakers.

Ability Levels:
All climbers age 14 or older are welcome to compete! We’re planning to have up to 80 competitors and a variety of comp-style boulders designed to challenge competitors at every skill level.

Team & Youth Programs:
Youth 14 and older are invited to compete but it is not a USAC sanctioned event.

WALL + GYM CLOSURES:

We will work to keep the closures as minimal as possible.

  • Sunday, March 17 (evening) | South Bay stripped and prep for setting
  • Monday, March 18 | Zenith and Twin Peaks setting begins
  • Tuesday, March 19 | Setting, forerunning and competition
  • Wednesday, March 20 | Walls and new sets reopen to everyone!

Gym Map

Bellevue Expansion Project

NOW OPEN!

After years of planning, a few roadblocks, and tons of incredible support from all levels of the Edgeworks staff, we can finally say THE WAIT IS OVER!

We are excited to announce that the new expansion space and renovation areas are OFFICIALLY OPEN, including:

  • 45ft walls with 49 additional lines of top rope and lead climbing
  • New training area featuring Kilter, Tension 2, campus board and hangboards
  • All new locker rooms with saunas (mens + womens)
  • 3 new ADA, gender neutral bathrooms
  • All new weight room with cardio equipment and bridge
  • Larger yoga studio with a growing class schedule
  • Expanded retail area, social space and new cubbies/storage options

Grab your harness and belay partner and come climb the new walls with us.

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Bringing MORE Climbing + Fitness to the Bellevue Community!

With a MAJOR expansion project currently underway, we’re excited to share with you our plans to make Edgeworks Bellevue bigger, better, more inclusive and more modern.

Building a community where all climbers feel welcomed, challenged + engaged. 

Our gyms are shared spaces for climbers of all ages, all sizes, and all abilities – from new climbers and fitness enthusiasts to elite/competitive climbers training for their next big goal or adventure. 

Our focus with this expansion project is to build a space where:  

  • Seasoned climbers know they’ll still find the best, most challenging and fun boulder problems and routes. 
  • Weekend warriors can maintain their endurance and train in the off season when they can’t get outside. 
  • New climbers feel welcome and unintimidated as they walk through our door. 
  • Kids can be integrated into a sport and community that builds respect, confidence, communication skills, responsibility, teamwork and a healthy dose of calculated risk. 
  • Community happens, built upon a shared interest in climbing, fitness, and fun (and sometimes beer!)

All in all, we aim to create a setting that feels active, vibrant and welcoming. Where people choose to hang out even if they aren’t climbing because they know that this is where they will find their people and it’s where they belong. 

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Phase 1: Project Planning

4 years (complete; permits issued)

Details: In partnership with Crossroads’ overall expansion and development plans, an 8,400 square foot addition will be added to the south side of our building, featuring 10,400 sq ft of new climbing surface with walls designed and constructed by EP USA. ← The same folks who designed and built the competition climbing walls for the Olympics. This new addition will bring us to a total of 31,400 sq ft of climbing!

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Phase 2: Building Expansion

Summer 2023 – Winter 2024 (complete!)

Details: First, we need to expand our footprint to make room for the more exciting additions and updates. We’ll do so by busting through the south end of our building and extending out into the parking lot. 

In addition to the new climbing walls, this building expansion will make room for:

  • All new women’s locker room with sauna 
  • Single occupancy bathrooms
  • 2nd floor mezzanine with a training area that includes training systems, campus board, hangboards and a great view of the new walls.

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Phase 3: Renovations + Facility Updates

Summer 2023 – Winter 2024 (complete!)

Details: Compared to other gyms in the Puget Sound, Edgeworks Bellevue is still pretty young – having opened in 2011 – but it could still use some updates to better serve our members and community, including:

  • Updated and improved front entry with larger retail area
  • Improved cubbies and storage options
  • Community space for remote work, socializing and re-energizing
  • Passthroughs and connections to the new climbing area
  • Expanded and updated men’s locker room with sauna
  • Dedicated group fitness area
  • New weight training and cardio spaces

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Phase 4: Climbing Wall Construction

Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 (complete!)

Details: Designed and constructed by EP USA, we’re excited to provide our community with more rope climbing terrain, featuring: 

  • 45ft walls with 49 additional lines of top rope and lead climbing
  • Lead prow
  • Off-width flake 
  • Free form hand/finger crack 
  • Multi-pitch instructional ledges
    … and more! 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How do I get progress updates?

Stay tuned here and/or follow our social media pages for regular updates:
Instagram | Facebook | X (Twitter) | Threads

What are the details and features of the new climbing wall?

  • Designed and constructed by EP USA.
  • Adding nearly 10,400 sq ft of climbing surface (to our existing 21,000) 
  • 45 ft tall with an overhanging lead prow creating the possibility for 50 ft long routes 
  • Features include: 49 additional climbing lines, top rope, lead prow, flake, free form crack, and multi-pitch instructional ledges

Are you adding more bouldering?

Construction is currently underway on our all new 26,000 sq ft bouldering only gym, Bel-Red Boulders. Located just down the street in the Evergreen Shopping Center, this all new facility will help fill the growing need for more climbing, training and fitness on the Eastside and for our greater Edgeworks community.

Follow the Edgeworks BRB Instagram account for more updates!

What will happen to the existing walls?

South Bay Bouldering Walls
The majority of our existing walls will remain intact with the exception of The Cave in the South Bay. With its current design and steep overhang, these walls have always presented difficulties for our setting team and members. Therefore, this area will be opened up to create a pass-through to the new climbing area as well as a social gathering space.

While it’s never fun to take anything away, we feel confident in our plans to provide something more accessible and usable in its place. Including, access to all new walls, community work spaces for remote work or studying and a comfortable area to rest, recharge and connect before, during or after your climbing sessions. 

Pirate Ship + Youth Zone
Kids are always welcome at Edgeworks and we remain committed to helping young climbers discover, learn and excel at climbing. Similar to way we run our Youth Programs, starting kids out on the same climbing walls, routes, and holds as everyone else helps them develop a better understanding and awareness of climbing and the community that surrounds them.

Therefore, it’s time to “scuttle” the Pirate Ship. Removing it will allow space to create an all new weight training and cardio area.

Are there any plans to resurrect the development of a Tukwila location?

We really like the idea but the original Stone Gardens Tukwila project plans are no longer available. In the meantime, our existing partnership with Crossroads – coupled with their overall plans for expansion and development – are helping to make the Bellevue project possible.

Will you need to adjust business hours or close during construction?

It is our goal to maintain normal operating hours as much as possible during all phases of construction. If for any reason we need to open late or close early on certain days we will do our best to provide advanced notice to all members. Please check your email and be sure to follow our social media accounts to receive updates throughout the project, Instagram , Facebook, X (Twitter) and Threads.

Will membership prices increase?

Yes, but not just due to expansion. Since the very beginning, it’s been Edgeworks’ theory and practice that small yearly price increases provide transparent predictability for our members and allow us to continue our commitment to invest back into our facilities, programs, and employees.

Each year, we evaluate the following criteria that typically results in a monthly membership rate increase: 

  • operating costs and staff wages 
  • increases in membership value, benefits, access, and offerings
  • future improvements and expansions

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Thank you for your excitement and support! We’re stoked to share this with all of you.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below or send them via our online Customer Feedback form. 

We’ll continue to add to this feed as more questions and details emerge.

Mastering the Mountains

YOUR GUIDE TO AIARE AVALANCHE COURSES

Winter, with its pristine snow-covered landscapes, invites adventure enthusiasts to explore the great outdoors. However, the thrill of backcountry touring, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing comes with its own set of challenges, chief among them being avalanches. Understanding the nuances of avalanches and the skill of navigating snowy landscapes is essential for any winter explorer. 

At Edgeworks, we understand the allure of untouched snow and wanting to recreate responsibly. That’s why we’ve partnered with AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) to provide avalanche education courses. AIARE is the national standard in avalanche education with a mission to “save lives through education” at all experience levels.  Our courses are tailored to empower new and experienced mountain travelers with the knowledge and skills needed to more confidently travel in avalanche-prone areas.

WHY CHOOSE EDGEWORKS AIARE AVALANCHE EDUCATION COURSES?

1. Expert Guidance

Our avalanche education courses are led by AIARE certified instructors and ski guides with experience guiding around the world, from the North Cascades to Norway. Not only do they provide invaluable insights into avalanches and decision-making, they’ll also show you how to find good snow, keep warm in the coldest conditions, and adjust your plan for the day’s conditions,ensuring you are well-equipped for your winter adventures. 

2. Local Knowledge

Edgeworks guides are local to the Pacific Northwest and have been skiing and climbing in the Cascades for over 30 years. We know these mountains deeply and look forward to sharing our understanding of these places with you. 

3. Community Connection

Participating in an Edgeworks AIARE course, you have an instant community of folks who share your passion for winter adventures. By learning together, you also contribute to a larger culture of awareness and preparedness within the outdoor community, enhancing safety for everyone. Students in our courses often continue to go to the mountains together, long after the course has ended.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AIARE AVALANCHE EDUCATION

AIARE courses have been developed through decades of research and professional experience. Since 1998, AIARE has worked with guides, ski patrollers, highway departments, and the public to produce courses that are up-to-date, engaging, and offer practical tools for everyone.

1. Make Better Decisions

Edgeworks’ AIARE courses equip you with tangible tools to thoughtfully prepare for winter trips in the mountains. From assessing avalanche terrain to communicating with your friends, our courses can increase your confidence in yourself, your group and your adventures while managing potential risks.

2. Hands-on Training

We believe in learning through practical experience. All of our courses include field sessions where you apply your knowledge in and around real avalanche terrain. We’ll practice a range of avalanche rescue scenarios for small groups, identify actual avalanche paths, and communicate our assessment of current conditions. These sessions will further your skills and boost your confidence when facing challenging winter conditions. 

3. Comprehensive Learning

Edgeworks’ courses cover a wide range of topics, from trip planning, to route finding, snow layers, and avalanche rescue techniques. Our curriculum is designed to provide a holistic understanding of avalanches, planning and communication tools for your group, helping you to make better decisions before and during your trip. We also assist in developing a plan for continuing your education after the course has ended.

AIARE 1 – The foundation of avalanche education. Learn about avalanche forecasts, terrain, and the basics of rescue. Spend two days in the mountains putting your knowledge to use in real terrain.

AIARE 2 – Take your skills to the next level. Learn more about the snowpack, avalanche forecasting, travel techniques, and get mentored practice while spending three days in the mountains together.

AIARE Rescue – A one day course for practicing the skills needed for an avalanche rescue including using a beacon, effective digging strategies, group management, and what to do after an avalanche. Take it as a stand-alone, refresher, or with your friends to feel more confident with your touring partners.

SIGN UP FOR A COURSE TODAY!

Winter beckons with its endless opportunities for adventure, and Edgeworks AIARE Avalanche Education Courses provide you with the expertise needed to explore with more confidence. Our expert instructors, comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and community-oriented approach make our courses the ideal choice for anyone seeking to learn the art of backcountry exploration.

Are you ready to elevate your winter adventures? Enroll in Edgeworks AIARE Avalanche Education Courses today and embark on a journey in the heart of winter’s wonderland. 

 Adventure with confidence! Contact us now to start your journey.

New Year’s Special | 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