Banff Mountain Film Festival 2012

Banff Mountain Film Festival – 8th Annual Tacoma Screening

December 3-4, 2012



Presented by:
The Mountaineers
University of Puget Sound Outdoors Program
Edgeworks Climbing


The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta.

Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour. The host organization in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of their community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers. The World Tour visits approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries, reaching over 220,000 audience members.


Monday December 3, 2012
Tuesday December 4, 2012
Get your tickets early!  In 2010 and 2011 we sold out before the doors opened!

Show time and seatting:

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Show starts at 7: 00pm
Seats are festival style ~ first come basis


Rialto Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma

Festival Prices:

1-Ticket / 1-Night
$18 General Admission
$15 for Mountaineers, University of Puget Sound and Edgeworks Members

2-Night Package – See different movies both nights!
$30 General Admission
$27 for Mountaineers, University of Puget Sound and Edgeworks Members

*Prices do not include handling fees & taxes
**2 -Night Package CAN NOT be purchased online; purchase in person at Edgeworks Climbing or over the phone with the Broadway Center Box Office

Ticket Locations:

We recommend purchasing them in advance. Last year tickets were sold out by the time the doors opened!

• In Person:
Edgeworks Climbing
-or- Broadway Center Box Office
• Online:
Broadway Center webpage: Broadway Center Ticketing
2 -Night Package CAN NOT be purchased online
• Phone:
253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593

Super Cool Film Festival Trailer:

NEW Winter Camp Format

Check out our NEW Winter Break Camps! Choose just one 4 hour session or all 12 – it’s all up to you. Follow the link here for more details. Click “Sign Me Up” to complete a registration form, then call or come by to reserve your spot with payment.

Crushing Tip #16

To get the most out of your climbing workout you should structure your day at the gym. Try following these three steps as a general rule of thumb for planning your climbing sessions.

1. Thoroughly warm-up: Do some general activities that warm the body like biking or running and warm up your joints by moving them through their full range of motion such as doing arm circles. Then traverse and/or do some easy climbs to get your climbing specific muscles warm and ready to go.
2. Try new things: While you are fresh get on some harder climbs that involve using new technique.
3. Get a workout: Climb routes that you already have the sequence on to build endurance or strength.

Now, go get started!

Crushing Tip #15

Rest is an important part of any training plan, but that doesn’t mean you should go home and play x-box and eat cookies on your day off. Try adding cardio and core workouts to your off days. Adding cardiovascular workouts to your regimen can make those long climbs seem a bit shorter and those hard moves seem a bit easier. A cardio workout can be attained by completing just 30 minutes of continuous activity such as going for a jog, using a cardio machine or attending our Cycling class.  Edgeworks also offers Pilates and Yoga to help build core strength.

Give The Gift Of Climbing

We’ve got Holiday Specials at 20%-55% off!

Scout Night – Blacklight Bouldering Party!

Calling all Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Eagle Scouts… well any scouting group really… Are you interested in a special climbing night for you and your friends and family? Well, what if it was a BLACKLIGHT climbing event? Check out the details on the flyer below and then send in the registration form from the link below. If you are undecided, no worries,  feel free to just show up on Saturday and have a great time.

Click here for the Blacklight Registration Form.


2012 Blacklight Results

The 2012 Blacklight Bouldering was our biggest comp to date.  Thank you to all the competitors; we had a blast and we are sure you did!  Check out the results below. If you have any photos of the comp on Facebook, make sure to tag Edgeworks Climbing so we can see ‘em!

Female Results
Male Results

Comp: 2012 Blacklight Bouldering

Get ready for the 8th Annual Blacklight Bouldering Comp!  This USAC/ABS sanctioned competition happens once a year; last year over 200 competitors, professional and amateur competed for prizes and cash!  Some of the best routes of the year are put up for this competition, the energy is phenomenal and the raffles prizes from climbing brands like Black Diamond, Petzl, and Evolv are awesome!  PLUS: There is over $1000 in cash prizes for adult categories!

8th Annual Blacklight Bouldering
October 27th, 2012

Format: Redpoint
Categories: Male/Female – Youth/Adult/Masters

Entry Fee: $35
Pre-Reg Deadline: October 17th
Late Registration: $40



Session 1:
Youth DCBA
Check-In: 10:30am
Rules: 12:00pm
Competition: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Session 2:
Adult & Jrs
Check-In: 3:00pm
Rules: 4:30pm
Competition: 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Session 1 Results: 4:00pm
21+ Party (yes that means BEER!): 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Costime Contest: 8:10pm
Awards/Prizes/$1000 Cash: 8:30pm