Summer Camp Scholarships

Climbing camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced youth climbers of all ages!
Whether you’re looking to be introduced to the sport of rock climbing or want to push your climbing skills to the next level, our camps are a fun way enjoy the sport of rock climbing.

Edgeworks is committed to increasing equity and inclusion in climbing; working to build a culture where adventure is accessible to all.

As part of this commitment we accept scholarship applications for participation in the following Summer Camp Programs for 2023; deadline to apply is April 30, 2023.

  • New Rockers
  • Adventure Rock 1
  • Adventure Rock 2
  • Adventure Rock 3
  • Adventure Rock 4

Up to 1 scholarship per camp is available at each of our locations (Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma) and includes:

  • 100% of program fees
  • Rental gear during program: shoes, harness, belay device, helmet (outdoor days)
  • Backpacks and water bottles available for outdoor days

Application deadline: April 30, 2023
The application for our 2023 camps is now closed and all scholarships have been awarded; please check out our other Youth Program scholarships.

Head Coach | Tacoma


I am excited to announce that I was offered and have accepted the position of Team Head Coach here at Edgeworks Tacoma. It has been a pleasure working with the team thus far, and I have sincerely enjoyed getting to know all of your athletes better. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for your support of Team Edgeworks, as well as the consistent support you provide your athletes.

A bit about myself.

I started as an assistant coach at Edgeworks in August 2022, and had been climbing for about twelve years before that. I began my journey with climbing right here at Edgeworks Tacoma when I was sixteen years old, and have kept at it to varying degrees since. A Tacoma native, I graduated from Stadium High School in 2012, and went on to receive my Bachelors in International Studies at The University of Washington in 2016. 

In 2017, I moved to Japan to work as an English Teacher as part of the Official Jet Program USA. I spent four years as an Elementary and Junior High school teacher, and one year working at a private tutoring institution. My fiancé and I moved back to the Pacific Northwest in June of last year, and were married in mid-July. It has been an incredibly exciting couple of years, with many perspective changes and important life lessons learned. 

My time teaching in Japan left a lasting impression on me, and cultivated my passion for youth education. Upon my return to the US, I decided to do whatever I could to combine this passion for education with my own passion for climbing, and found myself extremely lucky to land a job here at Edgeworks Tacoma.

The assistant coach position has provided me the perfect space to begin applying my teaching skills in a much more physical and competitive environment. While I have a lot to learn as head coach, I am super excited to focus on a few things moving forward: I am incredibly excited to be working as head coach, and look forward to giving my all to help our team be the best it can be.

Team Newsletter | Feb 2023

Boulder Season and Divisional Recap

Congrats to all of our competitors this season! We had awesome performances by every climber and will be sending two athletes to the Youth National Championships this July.

Our focus has shifted to ropes in preparation for the first competition in March. If you are a parent interested in belaying at competitions, please see below for info about a belay clinic this weekend at Vertical World North.

Items in this newsletter:

  • Practice Registration Links
  • Competition Belay Clinic Info
  • Summer Camp Opportunities!! (Highly Recommended)
  • Competition Schedule / USA Climbing Membership Information
  • Try-Outs & Summer Schedule
  • Team Lock-In!!
  • Family Contact Form
  • Team Handbook

As always, feel free to email the coaching staff at your location with any questions.

Practice Registration Links:

Thank you to everyone for using the practice registration system! This has been a huge help in managing the Team and ensuring our practices are staffed appropriately.

Please check your email for registration links.

Competition Lead Belaying Clinic

If you have been interested in belaying at competitions, please check out the clinic happening this weekend at Vertical World North. USA Climbing Chief Belayers Laura Domoto and Don Mason, will conduct this instructional clinic covering all aspects of lead belaying for competition. Clinic participants will participate as both climber and belayer.

Registration is required; please check your email for more info.

NEW! Adventure Rock 5 – Overnight Summer Camp

Designed for young adults, Adventure Rock 5 offers an overnight format. Campers will enjoy FIVE DAYS CLIMBING OUTDOORS at various locations in western Washington and four nights of car camping under the supervision of our professionally trained guides. Your climber will tour a handful of climbing areas, develop camping skills, and learn about outdoor leading and multi-pitch climbing.

Campers should be able to top rope belay, lead climb at least 5.9 in the gym, and have general experience outdoors.

Ages: 14 – 17
Skill Level: Advanced
Outdoor Days: 5 days | 4 nights
Price: $1098 members | $1220 non-members

August 7 – August 11 (departs from Edgeworks Bellevue)
August 14 – August 18 (departs from Edgeworks Seattle)

Click below for more information and to register!

USA Climbing Competition Schedule

The rope competition schedule has been posted. Please be sure to register as soon as possible as these events will fill up fast!

In order to qualify for Regionals, each competitor will need to compete in at least two competitions. Your best results from two competitions will be used determine your Ranking Points. I strongly recommend attending as many competitions as possible to have the best chance at qualifying.

Mar 11: Summit, Everett – (Registration Opens Saturday!)
Mar 18: Insight Climbing & Movement, Bainbridge
Mar 25: Vertical Word North, Lynwood
Apr 1: Riverfront Rock Gym, Wenatchee
Apr 8: High Steppe Climbing Center, Yakima
Apr 15: Edgeworks Tacoma!!
May 13: Riverfront Rock Gym, Wenatchee (Regional Championships)
Jun 10 – 11: Alaska Rock Gym, Anchorage (Divisional Championships)

IMPORTANT! Competitor Membership

In order to compete in a USA Climbing event, all athletes will need to obtain a competitor level membership. This membership will be $105 and covers the entire 2022-2023 competitive season. Follow the link below and complete your membership as soon as possible.

Team Edgeworks Overnight Lock-In!

You asked and we listened! Team Edgeworks will be hosting overnight lock-ins at each of our facilities on May 5, 2023.

These events will be held from 10pm to 7am the following morning and will consist of open climbing, games, instruction, and movies. Registration is now open and Team members are welcome to attend any location.

Please check your email for registration links.

TEAM EDGEWORKS Try-Out Dates & Summer Schedule

Try-Outs: (registration will open May 1st)
July 21st | Tacoma
July 28th | Bellevue
August 4th | Seattle

No Practice:
July 4th | All locations: early gym closure due to holiday
July 9th – 16th | All locations: summer break for National Championships and admin
July 21st | Tacoma only: try-outs during the day
July 28th | Bellevue only: try-outs during the day
August 4th | Seattle only: try-outs during the day

New Year’s SPECIAL | 2023

$0 START-UP FEE (save up to $50)

January 1-31, 2023

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!


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.

Learn more

Offers expire January 31, 2023

Winter Sale


November 26 – December 31, 2022

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.


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 01/31/2023 | 1 pass per gift card purchased

Offer not valid with online purchases.


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


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!



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

Accessories: 20% off
Boulder Brushes, Compact Clippers, Piranha Knife, Splitter Gloves, Talon Belay Gloves, Hand Repair Cream/Balm, Belay Glasses, Grip Savers, Crash Pads, Stick Clips, Training Items and Hangboards!

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 Tess, Hoodies, Hats and Buffs.

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, 2022.

Women’s Climb Nights

Monthly | 6pm

Schedules vary by location. Please check our Event Calendars for specific dates and times.

Our Women’s Climb Nights in Bellevue and Tacoma focus on creating a dependable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere to connect with other climbers or begin one’s climbing journey. The program offers a new place for women and underserved genders to feel welcome and explore the climbing environment and community.

Staffed by an Edgeworks employee (Community Facilitator) for 1 hour, participants are invited to stay and continue climbing together into the evening. This experience is intended to help participants find new belay buddies and connect with new friends.

Meet and climb with new people and build overall stoke!

The evening typically begins with a warm up on the boulder walls and an ice breaker, followed by top rope climbing.

  • Membership or regular day pass rates apply.
  • If you do not own a harness or shoes, complimentary rentals will be included.
  • We encourage those who wish to attend to be belay certified.
  • This program is currently offered only at our Bellevue + Tacoma locations.
  • Our Seattle location is partnering with SheRocks to offer similar monthly programming.

Support Racial Justice

* A summary of social media messages distributed by Edgeworks in Summer 2020. *

Edgeworks stands in solidarity with those speaking out against systemic racism in our country, demanding justice and change.

In the days, weeks and months following George Floyd’s murder, Edgeworks staff and management took time to pause, read, listen, watch, learn, discuss and plan. Understanding that in order to instill the changes we want to see for Black people in our country, we must first explore and embrace the work of anti-racism ourselves. Work that is not always externally visible but critically important.

Accountability through visibility is also important.

For that reason, we began to share our action based initiatives on our website and social media. Additionally, we committed to continuing the use of our platforms to amplify BIPOC voices and representation in both the climbing community and outdoor spaces.

Our initiatives include: (updated 12/2022)

1. Share our DEI statement
2. Establish a staff-led DEI Advisory Committee
3. Provide staff education + resources
4. Review + update hiring practices
5. Support our community partners via collaborations: Climbers of Color all POC lead rope comp, BIPOC climb nights and free memberships for group organizers/volunteers.
6. Support our community partners via donations: Climbers of Color, Na’ah Illahee Fund, Wing Luke Museum, El Centro de la Raza
7. Support our community and partners via scholarships: Youth Programs, Summer Camps, BIPOC Guide Development Program, CoC BIPOC reduced rate membership
8. Promote inclusion through messaging, program development + representation
9. VOTE!

Stand Against Hatred: March 2021

In 2020 we marched, held signs and posted our DEI statements. Now, we will continue to hold ourselves accountable. 

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been an unprecedented number of violent attacks against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our communities, throughout the country and beyond. We can no longer stay silent. Help us to unite and rise above racism by calling out these injustices and bringing attention to them.

Additional information and resources can be found here.

Justice, Equity, Diversity + Inclusion

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.

Our job as staff is to stay grounded in these initiatives and hold space for them through implementation, conversations and adaption. Perfectionism is not the goal; our work in these areas is ongoing.

If we misstep along the way, we invite you to correct us. Please feel free to reach out to our leadership staff here.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2022/23

Pantages Theater | Downtown Tacoma | 6:45pm – 10pm | 2 Nights!

DATES: Monday, December 12, 2022 | Tuesday, December 13, 2022



$35 /night (general public)
$30 /night (members*)
$60 /both nights (members* and general public)

Additional TICKETMASTER fees will apply.
The fees were a surprise to us as well. Tacoma city theaters’ new management company requires the use of Ticketmaster. We don’t have any say or control over this. Purchase IN-PERSON at the box office for fewer fees.

In-Person Purchases:

Tickets can now be purchased IN-PERSON at the box office with fewer fees.

Located next to the Pantages Theater in Downtown Tacoma, box office hours are 12pm-4pm Tuesday-Friday and before the shows.

Member* Discount:

Mountaineers and Edgeworks members as well as Puget Sound Outdoors faculty and students receive a discount on single night tickets. Please check your email for the promo code or contact us for more details.

Presented locally by:

The MountaineersPuget Sound Outdoors, and Edgeworks Climbing

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour features the best of mountain culture films with high-octane action, deeply thoughtful stories and tales of arduous adventures.

Immediately following the festival held each year in Banff, Alberta, the World Tour hits the road. With stops in roughly 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, these evenings celebrate amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide!

Be inspired, be energized, and celebrate the spirit of adventure with us this December.

NOTE: The film rating is Parental Guidance; films may contain coarse language.

2 Nights!

Each night will feature all new + different films. DON’T WAIT! Buy your tickets now.

Raffle Prizes

The Tacoma Banff Team is excited to announce some pretty SWEET raffle prizes to be given away during intermission at the BMFF shows in Tacoma – including the chance to win a Free IKON Base Pass!! 🤩 (Must purchase a ticket and be in attendance to win; 1 winner will be drawn each night)

Don’t miss your chance to win this or any of the other amazing prizes we’ll have available.

Other prize sponsors include: Edgeworks, Mountaineers Books, Puget Sound Pizza, Ice Cream Social, Petzl, Black Diamond, Edelrid, Deuter, CAMP, Mountain Hardware, Exped, Trango/Tenaya, Kavu, Static Chalk Bags and Rhino Skin Solutions.

Show times and seating:

Doors open at 6:00 pm  |  Shows start at 6:45 pm  |  Seats are festival style ~ first come basis


Pantages Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma. Map it!


For more information, contact Mindy Roberts (; 253-651-5483).

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