Route Setting Clinics

Curious about the professional pathways to becoming a route setter?

These clinics will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of route setting. Participants will learn best practices for safety and tool use, and will have the opportunity to set and forerun boulders in a variety of grades and styles.

We will discuss what a standard day of commercial setting entails, and the ways in which interested people can become more involved. Participants can expect to leave the clinic with a greater understanding of the route setting process and the avenues available to those interested in pursuing a setting career.



August 12 (women only)
August 13

August 19

August 26
August 27 (women only)


10am – 3:30pm with a 1 hour Q/A lunch break (lunch not provided)


$85 / member
$100 / non-member


Welcoming all who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them (cis, trans, genderqueer + non-binary). These sessions will be led by women from our setting teams.

Global Climbing Day | 2022

Walls are meant for climbing.

August 20, 2022 | 10am – 4pm

Global Climbing Day is a celebration of the climbing community and the opportunities we find in every obstacle on the wall. Join us on 8.20.22 and we’ll them climb together

Promoting community building events focused on increasing access and inclusivity in climbing. The North Face is partnering with gyms around the world for a day of celebration that has inclusivity at its core.

Edgeworks is proud to join this partnership again this year by offering opportunities that reduce the barriers to entry and increase access for new climbers.


Sign up in advance for 1-hour of FREE CLIMBING + gear rentals including staff support, belay services and tips for getting to the top. Space is limited and reservations are required so remember to sign up early!


Share climbing with your friends. Separate from the monthly guest passes already included with membership, we invite our members to join us in making climbing more accessible by bringing 1 FREE GUEST (new or returning) to our Global Climbing Day event. This offer is only available during the event so don’t miss out!

Team Tryouts | 2022/23

Interested in joining our youth climbing team? Here’s your chance! Team tryouts are being held next month and all climbers between the ages of 7-17 are invited to tryout.


We recently finished our first season as a unified team and it was a blast! Team Edgeworks placed 2nd in the Region and 4th in our Division. As the new season approaches, we’re looking forward to continuing the growth and development of the Team and we need your help!

We’re looking for youth climbers, ages 7-17, who want to improve and are willing to work hard to do it! Remember, attitude is more important than age or present ability, so don’t be scared to come and try out for the team.


Registration is required and tryout participation is free for members; $16 for non-members.  
Participants are welcome to choose any 1 of the available tryout dates + locations.  
To do sosimply SELECT YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION + DATE and follow the links provided.


TACOMA: Friday, July 15
BELLEVUE: Friday, August 5
SEATTLE: Friday, August 12

9:00am – 11:30am
Categories C+D

1:00pm – 3:30pm
Categories A, B + Jr


All athletes must fill out a WAIVER prior to attending

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach, Michael Madison, at or feel free to contact your respective gyms directly.  We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

FREE! Member Clinics

Learn from our expert staff!

One night each month our experienced, professional, and certified Edgeworks staff will lead a different clinic – from movement to gear and training techniques.  Schedules and topics will be posted monthly and online registrations will be made available in advance of each clinic.

Registration is FREE for members but space is limited so be sure to sign-up early to claim your spot and take advantage of this cool member perk!


Click the links below to find out what’s happening this month at your home gym!

Team Newsletter | June 2022

End of Season Recap & Try-Out Registration!

A round of applause to all of our amazing climbers this season! The Edgeworks Climbing Team has grown significantly this year and it has been an honor to see everyone come together. Thank you for an awesome season of improvement and growth!

A huge congratulations to Austin Elliot, Robyn Avis, and Em Lion, who qualified for the Youth National Championships in Chicago. Team Edgeworks is very proud of all our competitors and we hope you will tune in to cheer them on while they compete in July!

We are continually working on ways to improve our program and want to hear from you. Please follow the link in your email to fill out an end of season survey. We appreciate everyone’s feedback and are excited for what the next season holds for Team Edgeworks!

Team Try-Out Registration!

Try-outs for 2022/23 season are now open for registration! We ask that all current and future Team members participate in tryouts each year.

If your climber is unable to attend tryouts at your home gym, they are welcome to register for a different location on a different day. There will also be more opportunities to tryout for any athletes who are unable to make one of the scheduled times.

Please follow the links provided in your email to register. Registration will open to the public at the end of this week, so reserve your spot today!

Summer Practice Schedule

We are keeping it cool this summer with a summer break and a few days of no practice.

We will continue to practice throughout the summer and into the start of the new season, on September 1st. This is a great time to improve and work on skills that are hard to focus on during the regular season.

Please see the dates below and reach out if you have any questions, thanks!

Practice Cancelled:
July 4th | All locations; early gym closure due to holiday
July 15th | Tacoma only; try-outs during the day
July 25th – 29th | All locations; summer Break for National Championships and Admin
August 5th | Bellevue only; try-outs during the day
August 12th | Seattle only; try-outs during the day

USAC Climbing C/D Youth Festival

This season’s C/D Youth Climbing Festival will be held from July 22nd to July 24th at the brand new First Ascent – Arlington Heights gym in Chicago!

The Youth Climbing Festival will combine fun, skills-based competitions and convention-style presentations and workshops for athletes, coaches, and parents from top climbers, industry leaders, experienced coaches, and other experts.

All C and D category climbers who qualify for and compete at Regional Championships will be eligible to attend the Festival regardless of their qualifying status for Youth Nationals. The Registration Fee for the 2022 Festival will be $200 and will open on June 13th.

If you have not done so yet, please follow the survey provided in the email to let me know if you will be attending., thanks!

Seattle Bouldering Challenge

Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 8:00am-9:00pm


After two looong years of pandemic, competition bouldering returns to Ballard! For 2022, SBC is going BIG!! We’ll have two sessions of modified redpoint climbing, a social in the parking lot, morning coffee and food trucks, and onsight-format Finals round in the evening. Come compete against others in your category, or just stop by to socialize and watch finals!



Location: Edgeworks Seattle
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Climbing Disciplines: Bouldering
Format: Modified Redpoint
Categories: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters, Open
Genders: Female, Male, Non-Binary
Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older


Categories: Non-binary: All | Beginner: Men | Intermediate: Women | Advanced: Men | Open: Men
Competitor Check-in: 7:00am
Judges Meeting: 7:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 7:45am
Climbing: 8:00am-11:00am

Categories: Masters: All | Beginner: Women | Intermediate: Men | Advanced: Women | Open: Women
Competitor Check-in: 11:00am
Judges Meeting: 11:30am
Competitor Rules Meeting: 11:45am
Climbing: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Awards: 5:00pm(outside)

Transition Walltopia Room to Finals:
Fun/Games + Food Truck: 3:00pm-5:45pm

Finals Setup: 3:00pm
Iso Check-in window: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Competitor Rules Meeting: 5:45pm
Climbing: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Awards: 8:30pm

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When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too; competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Awards (approx 5pm)!

FREE AFTER PARTY! 3:00pm-9:00pm
Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp session; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.



Who can compete?

All climbers age 16 or older are welcome to compete; we’re planning to have up to 200 competitors split into 2 sessions.

What format is the competition?

Sessions 1 and 2 will be modified redpoint format — this means that we will set a collection of climbs in the grade range for that category, and competitors are scored based on their tops, zones, and attempts on that collection of climbs. The top six competitors in each of Open – Men and Open – Women will qualify for the Finals round.

Finals round will be onsight format for the 6 competitors in each category. Finals competitors will each have a 4 minute turn to attempt each climb.

Do you need help?

Yes, we’re looking for volunteers for all three sessions! Find out more about what we need and what perks we’re offering here.

How much does it cost?

Sign up early to save! Presale prices are $45 for members and $50 for guests; they end Wednesday, 4/27. Later signups will cost $55 for members and $60 for guests.

Can I watch but not compete?

Yes, please come by for our social starting at 2:30pm, and stick around for Finals at 6pm! We expect the two earlier sessions to be pretty full, which might make spectating difficult, but if you volunteer to judge, you’ll have a front row seat!

Where should I park?

Parking at the gym will be limited — we’re using several spots for coffee, food trucks, and gathering space. In addition to our lot and the gravel road behind the gym, there’s paid parking is available at the Hiram Chittenden Locks a hundred yards west, and free on-street parallel parking on the streets and avenues north of the gym (28th through 32nd Avenues, 54th through 58th Streets).



  • Monday, April 25: Walltopia Room Closed.
  • Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, April 29: Walltopia Room closed. Realm and Front Room partially closed. The Wave, Bulge, Roof, Vert are OPEN!
  • Saturday, April 30: All climbing closed to non-competitors
  • Sunday, May 1: Gym Re-Opens to Everyone!

Climbing will fully reopen on Sunday, May 1st with a large selection of all new competition style boulder routes for everyone to try!

Earth Day 2022


BELLEVUE | Tuesday, April 19: 3pm-8pm
SEATTLE + TACOMA | Friday, April 22: 3pm-8pm


Join us for this FREE CLIMBING EVENT in support of:

Nature Vision, an environmental education nonprofit organization that brings place-based, experiential nature programming directly to schools and local greenspaces.

Puyallup Watershed Initiative, working to address the consequences that come with widespread development such as polluted stormwater, the loss of farmlands, forests and recreation areas, and greater social and economic inequities.


Reach the top of one (or both) of our Earth Day top rope routes, ring the bell and watch the donation tally rise! For each route topped, Edgeworks will donate:

  • $1 for the easier route (5.8 +/-)
  • $2 for the harder route (5.11 +/-)
  • One attempt per person/route


Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Bonsai Tree! All proceeds benefit Nature Vision.

  • 2 tickets for $5
  • 5 tickets for $10
  • 12 tickets for $20

CHALK UP: Community Comp

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Edgeworks Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55 

Registration Includes:
BEST ROPE ROUTES of the year  •  AWARDS  •  RAFFLE PRIZES  •  After PARTY (21+)

Pre-registration closes at 12pm, Wednesday, March 23rd
IN-PERSON day-of registration may be available if space remains; $55 for everyone


Chalk up and get ready for a fun, new community rope competition! Bring a belayer and all the stoke to send while putting your rope climbing skills to the test on an all new set of competition style routes.

3 comps. 1 day. We’ll start the day early with morning and afternoon USAC Qualifying Events and then roll straight into an evening session dedicated to our members and community. 


Location: Edgeworks Tacoma
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Climbing Disciplines: Top rope and lead climbing
Format: Redpoint
Belayers: Bring your own belayer!
Categories: Select your gender during sign up – you’ll be automatically placed into a category based on total score.
Genders: Female, Male, Non-Binary
Ages: Competitors must be 16 years or older

Check-In: 5:00pm
Competitor Meeting: 5:45pm
Climbing Begins: 6:00pm
Climbing Ends: 8:30pm
Awards & Raffle: 9:00pm

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When in doubt, fill one out! All climbers must complete a signed waiver or have one on file with Edgeworks in order to participate. Waivers must be renewed each year. Click here now!

Belayers must hold a current belay certification with Edgeworks Climbing. Top rope and lead tests can be taken at any of our locations at any time prior to comp day! The day is going to be quite busy and our Tacoma staff will not be available for belay/lead test on the day of the event.

Instead of cash prizes, we choose to invest that money into some pretty sweet swag that everyone has a chance to win! The top 3 competitors in each COMMUNITY COMP category are guaranteed to walk away with a prize. Beyond that, our raffle prize system ensures that every competitor has a chance to win something too. Competitors must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be given out after the Awards (approx 9pm) and will include a sweet Grand Prize drawing!

Once the competition ends, competitors and guests who are 21+ are invited to join us upstairs for the after party! Please note: all climbing will shut down at the conclusion of the community comp session; post-comp climbing sessions will not be available during this time.



Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors in each category will receive a sweet product prize from one of our event sponsors.

USAC Credit and Chalk UP: USAC Competitors CANNOT get credit for competing in the Chalk UP community comp. In the event that a USAC participant wants to compete for BOTH USAC credit AND prizes they must register for and climb in both sessions. Yes, that means they have to pay twice.

Climbing Time: Climbers will be allowed EXACTLY 2.5 hours to climb. All climbing will end at the 2.5 hour mark.



Monday – Friday, March 21st – 25th:
Wall closures will begin as competition setting takes place; closed areas will include all of the EAST BAY rope walls. The rope and boulder walls in the West Room will remain open to members and customers throughout the week!

Saturday, March 26th | Gym Closed 8am – 6pm
Because the morning and afternoon USAC Qualifying sessions will run as onsight competitions, the entire gym will be closed to all non-competitors from 8am – 6pm (including ALL of the climbing walls in the West Room, weight area, upstairs lounge, yoga and instruction rooms). All youth programs, climbing school courses and fitness classes will be cancelled. Our parking lot will be full so please plan ahead! Spectators are welcome in the competition area.

The West Bay and fitness areas will OPEN to MEMBERS ONLY after 6pm while the East Bay remains closed for the Chalk Up! rope comp.

Sunday, March 27th | Gym Re-Opens to Everyone
Climbing will fully reopen on Sunday, March 27 with a large selection of all new competition style rope routes for everyone to try!