Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
April 2008
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2008 Summer Camps!  

Registration of our 2008 Youth Summer Camps has begun!
Edgeworks Climbing
is proud to offer week long summer camps and two day Family Camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers of all ages! Whether you're looking for a camp to introduce your children to the sport of rock climbing or you're looking for a fun outing for the whole family, Edgeworks' summer camps are a fun and safe way to enjoy the sport of rock climbing this summer!

Sign Me Up!
Indoor Only * Ages 6-10
Indoor/Outdoor * Ages 9-17
Indoor/Outdoor * Ages 9-17
Indoor/Outdoor/Camping * Ages 10-17
Indoor Only * Ages 3-6, 6-9, and 9-17

For more information and registration please call 253-564-4899.

  Edgeworks Climbing School  

  Edgeworks Climbing School  
  Edgeworks Climbing School

Edgeworks Climbing School offers professional instruction for all levels of climbing. Whether you are just starting out and want to learn the basics, or you've been climbing for years and you want to learn technical outdoor rock skills, Edgeworks Climbing School will help take you to the next level.

With each series of classes the curriculums are designed to progress you through each level of climbing quickly.

Learn the essential skills
Advanced technical skills
Master outdoor skills
Learn crevasse rescue
Train to climb hard!
Cater your instruction to you
Edgeworks members receive a 15% discount on all classes!
Junior Climbing Program 3-6  

An ongoing, quality climbing experience for climbers ages 3-6 years old. The Junior Climbing Program 3-6 offers an active curriculum taught by our professional, experienced staff in a safe indoor setting with high instructor to climber ratios. Our Junior Climbing Program builds a foundation for strong, fit, motivated, goal oriented kids and the climbing is just plain fun!

* Climb regularly with other kids
* Daily curriculum includes climbing games and activities
* Learn basic climbing skills
* High instructor to climber ratios
* Safe, fun and fit activities taught by professional instructors

* Duration: 2 Sessions per Week
* Dates: Tue/Thu 3:00pm - 4:00pm
* Prerequisites: Ages 3-6 years
No Experience Necessary
* Cost: $79/month
  Junior Climbing Program 3-6  

  Team Building Events at Edgeworks
  Edgeworks Climbing hosts team building events for companies and groups that build confidence, trust and respect among peers. We use classic team building excercises combined with climbing specific activities to produce a truly memorable event. Our programs are a fun and exciting way to build a group that pulls together to get those tough projects completed.
  Events Details:
* Available 7 days a week
2-Hour, Half Day and Full Day Day Events
* Proven confidence and trust building activities
* Problem Solving Games/Activities, Climbing and Rappelling
* All Events Hosted by our Senior Level Instructors

  *For more information and pricing (click here) for details.  

BSA Climbing Merit Badge
Get your Climbing Merit Badge at Edgeworks! Our BSA counselors teach and explain safety, climbing history, types of climbing, climbing equipment, climbing knots, team work needed to climb successfully, rappelling, and much more.
* All requirements covered in a fun, safe environment
* All necessary equipment provided
* Registered BSA counselors

* Duration: 6-Hours (two 3-hour time sessions)
* Cost: $50 per Scout
(minimum 5, maximum 12 Scouts)
* Minimum
First Aid Merit Badge
Read Climbing Merit Badge Handbook Rappelling Gloves
Proper Clothing
* Reservations: Please call at least two weeks in advance for reservations.

Please Call 253-564-4899 to make your reservation today!

  Edgeworks Military Night  
  Edgeworks Military Night

Edgeworks salutes our military with a night of climbing just for you! Bring yourself, bring your crew, bring your whole squadron! Show your military ID and get your Day Pass at a discounted rate!

* Climb at a discounted rate!
* Do something fun with your friends
* Meet new and active friends
* Get a great workout
* Learn to climb hard!
* Dates: Every 4th Friday of the month
* Times: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
* Cost: $9 Day Pass (Regularly $15)

New Routes
Edgeworks had it's annual spring competion on April 5th and some of the best top-rope and lead routes were set for it. We have set over 80 new routes since March 1st; come try out the best routes of the year!
Here's a sample of some of the best routes in the gym:
Top Rope 15: 5.8 Inflininator
Fun roof route! It is also our new lead test.
Top Rope 18: 5.10- Who Has Returned From The Dead?
Very cool route across the whole wall.
Top Rope 6: 5.10+ Mission Accomplished (Comp Route)
Very big and improbable stemming. Fun!
Top Rope 22: 5.11- Upward Navigation (Comp Route)
Another great dihedral stemming problem.
Lead B: 5.10- Moody Blues (Comp Route)
A great comp route!
Lead G: 5.11- Team Hairy Toe
Work the roof! Do you need a hairy toe?
Lead D: 5.12 Hired Guns (Comp Route)
Big holds, Very Fun, Very Long, Very Hard!
Boulder B3: V0 Gargantua 1
Overhung V0 with great feet and hands!
Boulder B6: V3 WWJAD
What Would Jason Asahara Do?
Boulder B6: V6 Blackjack
  Exterme core tension and big holds.
  New Routes!  

This Month at Edgeworks!
Days are longer, the rain warmer, and snow lines retreating. It's time to get outside. Check out our new and exciting Climbing School Courses: Edge Rock for beginners, Hard Rock for the intermediate, and Master Rock for exploring the vertical backcountry.
For our full schedule of this months calendar (click here)!
  Adult Training Team
It's time to get in shape for the outdoor climbing you've been dreaming about all winter. This class will brush up your technique and build endurance to keep the burn away when you're reaching for the next clip.
For information and pricing (click here).
  104: Transition to Outdoor Climbing
You've learned the basics of climbing in a gym, now let's learn how to climb outside! This class will teach you basic climbing technique on outdoor climbs. Our instructors are masters at getting your skills up to par so you can be comfortable on the rock.
For information and pricing (click here).

203: Sport Climbing Anchors
If you want to start leading sport climbs outside, we suggest you start by learning some essential skills indoors. Our expert instructors will teach you how to go to any sport crag in the country so you can lead, set and clean anchors. Climbing outside is beautiful and exciting when done safely.
For information and pricing (click here).

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, April 4th
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, April 11th
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 (24 years and younger only). Second Friday of each month.
Family Night - 5-10pm, Friday, April 18th
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.
Military Night - 5-10pm, Friday, April 25th
Edgeworks salutes our active military with a night of climbing just for you! Day passes are $9 with a valid Military ID. Fourth Friday of each month.

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

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