Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
February 2007

Edgeworks Team Going to Nationals in Maryland!

By Mike Kimmel - Team Coach

I'd like to say congratulations and extend some deserved respect for the kids on Edgework's Climbing Team that are going to the ABS Nationals in February - Kayla and Brandon Lieuw, Wendy Majerus, April Sanders, and Cody Rogers. These kids have progressed very far in only a couple of seasons; they are only going to get better. Congratulations; I expect to see you all tearing the holds off the wall at the Finals in Maryland.

As a whole, the entire Edgeworks Climbing Team has earned a lot of respect for their growth as climbers. While the entire team has improved immensely in terms of both climbing technique and strength, I am most blown away by their attitudes

Edgeworks Climbing Team

and (dare I say?) maturity. They show full dedication at every practice - pushing themselves to their limits when asked (remember kids - never say "take").

While it is not uncommon to see a climber from another team throw a fit when they can't send a route at a competition, or to complain to a judge about scoring, this is absolutely unheard of, unthinkable, it just-doesn't-happen with our kids. They maintain a positive attitude, focus, and have fun; and when it comes down to it, that's everything that is expected from them. Well, that and 10 push-ups for whoever gets upstairs to stretch last.

Now go rip some holds off. - paz.

The Best of the Edgeworks Message Board - 2006
AKA "The Edgeworks 2006 Top 10"

By Jayson Owens

The Edgeworks Climbing Community is active inside, outside and online. The Edgeworks Message Board has become a meeting place for many people in the Edgeworks Community; many to find climbing partners, plan trips, find out what's going on at the gym or more often than not, hang out and have fun.

If you haven't checked out the Edgeworks Message Board lately you should, there's a community of climbers who are waiting for you! (Click Here! to check out the Message Board)

Here's a list of posted threads from our bulletin board that you don’t want to miss.

1 - Most Superpowers
First, and foremost, this is a series of photos of our own very important SuperHero Andy in his many different disguises that he uses to thwart evil everywhere.
Leprechandy! - Posted by Ruthie
Andie--fixed - Posted by Ruthie
Pandy - Posted by Ruthie

2 - Best of Unnatural Strength
Just watch the videos!
one armed campusing - Posted by KonaBoy
^^ Supermandy read this - Posted by KonaBoy

3 - Best of Show
Whatever this animal is, she is one of our best members. We like to call this a day in the life of an above average climber (Just look at the pictures.)
A Picture Story - Posted by Kimi
Wrath of Kimi - Posted by Richard

4 - Best New Year Post
Climbing Goals – a great way to start the New Year. Writing your goals down and sharing them with others is the road to success.
climbing goals - Posted by thestidham

5 - Best Intent
Most Well Intentioned Post Turned Cynical
Critical Mass - Posted by Jayson

6 - Best Time Consuming Post
Online Games - Posted by ItsElaine

7 - Most Visited Post
What a lonely world!
One is the loneliest number... - Posted by Kimi

8 - Best PG-13
The Climbing Families post – The family that climbs together…. Well, they climb together. A great way to grow your community by meeting other families that do the same.
Climbing Families? - Posted by ItsElaine

9 - Best Sad Post
Lastly, for those of you who just must grieve for the by-gone year – the route graveyard. Mourn those long lost loved ones (routes I mean) here with old friends and new.
Route Graveyard - Posted by Kimi

10 You didn’t think we would really make read a whole top 10 list, did you?

New Routes Every Day! 100 New Routes Set!

Edgeworks Routesetting Map

In the last month we have put up over 100 new routes! That's over half the gym that has brand new routes! The Edgeworks Route Setting Staff keeps putting them up and you keep cranking them down! Don't miss out on new routes everyday!

Come and be the first of your friends to say,
"I've climbed it! This route is easy! =)"

Here's a sample of routes you should try:
Section 8 (Boulder Cave):
V1 - Topoutuopot (The new top out test, it's a palindrome!)
V4 - Garden Gnomes with Weapons (traverse the lip)

Section 9 (Boulder Archway):
V2 - You Can Do It (big swing or heal hook, your choice)
V3 - Finding Nemo (through the arch with a toe hook)

Section 3 (Lead Routes!):
5.9 - "Mandy" Likes 2 Fall (The new lead test!)
5.10c - "Mandy's" Botox Adventure (traverse start)

Section 4:
5.10a - Send Train (pull through the overhang)
5.11a - The Yellow (a balancy route)

Section 5:
5.7 - Arête! (follow the features up the natural arête)
5.11b - Like, Some Really Good Holds On It


Section 12:
V3 - Oh Yeah, Get Some (climb to the nose)
V6 - Dripping Dropping Slopers (hard slopers)

Section 13:
V0 - Naranja for Mandy (stem and layback!)
V3 - Why is Mandy So Cold? (marathon boulder route)

Give the Gift of Climbing!
Make the climber in your family happy with an Edgeworks Gift Card! They are great for:
  -Birthday Gifts
  -Office Gifts
  -Promoting Health
  -Holiday Gifts
We have gift cards that can be used for anything Edgeworks including:
  -Day Passes
  -Youth Programs
  -Birthday Parties
Stop by to pick one up or even call us and we'll mail one to you or the lucky climber you want it sent to!

Edgeworks Yoga

Core strengthening as well as full body stamina and flexibility through our Edgeworks Yoga classes will bring balance and energy to both your climbing and your health! For more information (click here).

Edge Yoga
- Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Community Yoga (only $7!)
- Fridays: 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Mixed Level Yoga
- Saturdays: 10:15am - 11:30am
- Sundays: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Don't forget, all yoga classes are
for Edgeworks Annual Members!

Used Climbing Holds For Sale!
Do you think Edgeworks has a lot of climbing holds? Well so do we and we've got a few extra that are for sale at rock bottom prices!

These holds are great for building anything from your own home climbing wall or a system training wall. Maybe you just want to do something simple like a traversing wall in your garage or even just a pull-up board above a door jam. I'm sure you can find more use for our holds than we ever imagined; some people have even used our holds as bolted on safety grips for use when on their roof!

$4.50 a hold
(mixed brands, sizes and shapes)
Buy as many as you want while they last!

This Month at Edgeworks!
February: the month of love - a beautiful sentiment, especially when you express it by giving your climbing partner an Edgeworks Punchcard.
For our full schedule of this months calendar (click here)!

Private Lessons & Classes
With a private lesson, you get instruction catered to your specific climbing style. Lessons include Beginning Climbing, Movement & Technique, Leading 101 and Adult Training Team. Schedule specific instructors and times at the front desk. Ask our staff for more details and availability.

We Want You To LOVE Your Job
Surveys show that 80-95% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. Many experts agree that the easiest way to love your job is to enjoy the relationships you build at work. Most of us will work nearly 100,000 hours during our lifetimes (half the waking hours of our adult lives!), it's sad that our work doesn't bring us the rewards that we deserve!

What better way to build relationships and trust than by climbing. Come on, stop being so stingy and share climbing with your co-workers. We host team-building events, guaranteed to build confidence, trust and respect among your coworkers. Available 7 days a week. For information and pricing contact Jayson Owens at the front desk.

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, February 2nd
Ladies - Come on in and climb, after 5pm at a discounted rate. Meet lots of new friends and climb hard with old friends. $9 Day Pass. First Friday of each month.

College Night - 5-10pm, Friday, February 9th
Seeking a higher education? Let off some steam and join other students for an evening of climbing at a discounted rate. Day passes are $9 with a valid Washington State College ID.
Second Friday of each month.

Family Night - 5-10pm, Friday, February 16th
Bring the whole family and meet other climbing families! First adult family member pays full price ($15 day pass), additional family members pay $5.
Third Friday of each month.

Edgeworks Climbing - 6102 N 9th Street #200, Tacoma, WA 98406
https://www.edgeworksclimbing.com/ - 253-564-4899

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