Crushing Tip #17



We have all heard of visualization, muscle memory, and mental preparation as ways to enhance sport performance. Well, these tools work for climbing too, and good climbers frequently use these strategies before they climb during the ritual called “sequencing”. Sequencing has multiple levels of intensity, but essentially it is the act of planning your path up a wall.

The three steps of sequencing a route:

  1. Identify your holds and imagine what they feel like and how you will use them.
  2. Visualize an order of progression or “sequence” of holds you will use.
  3. Act it out! Literally, from the ground move your arms (and legs) as if you were climbing the route that you are about to climb.


That’s it. By sequencing a route you have mentally prepared yourself for what is ahead, visualized the path and movement, and have taken your body through the physical motions in order to trigger muscle memory.

New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Youth Lock-In

Edgeworks is now the place for New Year’s Eve fun! We are hosting a New Year’s Eve Lock-In for youth climbers between ages 9 and 15. We’ll provide belay instruction for anyone 14 and 15 years old, you provide the stamina to climb and party all night. Rock climbing, games, movies, obstacle courses and competitions are just some of the things that will keep your kids occupied through the night! All climbers will receive a party hat, noise maker and a toast with Martinelli’s Apple Cider at midnight. Early drop off and late pick up are available and include dinner and breakfast. Register early to reserve your spot!

All-Night Use of the Gym
Climbing Equipment
Sparkling Apple Cider at Midnight
Belay Instruction for 14 and 15 year olds

Monday, Dec. 31st at 10:00 p.m.  –   Tuesday, Jan. 1st at 8:00 a.m.

$65 per climber for the Lock-In (10pm-8am)  (price includes tax)

$15 add-on for early drop off & late pick up (8pm-10pm & 8am-10am)  (price includes tax)
– Add-on includes a pizza dinner from 8pm – 10pm on Monday and cold breakfast on Tuesday.
(Minimum 10 total registrations needed for lock-in to happen)

Please call at least one week in advance for reservations.
Payment required at time of registration.

ALL Climbers must have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability waiver.

Click here for the Winter Camp Registration 2012

Call 253-564-4899 Today To Schedule Your Event!


Girl Scout Round Up

Are you a Scout or know of some scouts? Come and enjoy an evening rock climbing while developing great friendships, useful skills and self confidence! Edgeworks is proud to host scout rock climbing events designed to have fun. The Rock Climbing Round Up events are a perfect outing for any Scout Troop.

Our next event:
Saturday December 8th, 2012: Girl Scout Round Up

  • Download the registration form HERE.

Saturday December 15th, 2012: Boy Scout/Cub Scout Round Up

  • Download the registration form HERE.
  • Tons of climbing, any rental gear needed, snacks/food/drinks, and an event t-shirt (if pre-registered).
  • All necessary equipment provided
  • Belayers and staff support


  • 4 Hours 5:00pm – 9:0opm


  • $28 per climber Tax Is Included
  • $4-6 for non-climbing adults Tax Is Included

Minimum Requirements:

  • No climbing experience required


  • See above for dates and registration forms.
  • Pre-Registration is recommended but not required. Day of registrations are always welcome.


  • Climbers under the age of 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability waiver.

Call 253-564-4899 If You Would Like To See A Rock Climbing Round Up Date Reserved For Your Group.

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.

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