Team Tryouts | 2024/25

Interested in joining our youth climbing team? Here’s your chance! Team tryouts will be held this summer and climbers between the ages of 7-18 are invited to tryout.


Our competitive climbing team is focused on cultivating elite climbers who have demonstrated a commitment to climbing. Team Edgeworks focuses on structured drills designed to enhance performance and increase climber strength, knowledge, motivation, effort, and teamwork. Team members have the opportunity to compete at local, regional, and national competitions.

Ages: Up to age 18
Prerequisites: TRYOUT
• Monday – Friday: 4pm – 7pm
• Younger athletes: 4pm-6pm
• All athletes select at least two days/week to attend
Edgeworks membership included! Gear rental provided during program only.


We’re looking for youth climbers who want to improve their skills 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.

Who should try out?

  • Must have previous climbing experience
  • Must be ready to commit to at least 2 regular days of practice per week
  • Must be ready to commit to at least 2 competitions in the Fall Boulder season and at least 2 competitions in the Spring Rope season.


Registration is required and tryout participation is free for members.
The cost is the same as a day pass for non-members. 
Participants are welcome to choose any 1 of the available tryout locations and dates listed below. To do sosimply click the preferred location name and follow the links as provided.


Bellevue – Friday, August 2 2024
Tacoma – Friday, August 9 2024
Seattle – Friday, August 16 2024

  • C/D Session: 9am-11:30am
  • A/B/Jr Session: 1pm-3:30pm
  • All Categories Session: 4:30pm-7pm
Birth Year Category
2006 or 2007 Junior
2008 or 2009 Youth A
2010 or 2011 Youth B
2012 or 2013 Youth C
2014 or Later Youth D


What if I can’t make the tryout sessions at my home gym?

Please attend a tryout session in another gym – there are no alternate/late tryouts available.

How much does it cost?

Tryouts are free for members! The cost to non-members will be $18 at the TAC and SEA locations, and $24 at the BEL location.

Should I bring my own gear?

If you have your own shoes or harness, you’ll probably feel more confident and comfortable using them! If you need to rent gear, we will have rental gear available. You can “reserve” rental gear as part of the signup process, and if you turn out to need some day-of, we can handle that at the desk. Rentals cost $7 for shoes and $5 for harnesses.

When do I find out if I made it on Team?

We plan to notify everyone who tried out (regardless of which gym/session) after the final tryout sessions are over. We plan to send this out no later than 8/21/24.

If I make it on Team, what happens next?

The head coach for the gym you plan to have as your home base for practices will send you the Team membership registration form, as well as  a way to sign up for practices. Practices for the 2023-2024 Season will begin the first week of  September. 

If I don’t make it on Team, what happens next?

Our coaches may recommend a different youth program option for some climbers that will be more in line with their prior experience, goals, and interests.