Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
June 2008
In this issue...

Climbing Team Going to Divisionals!  
  Congratulations to the Edgeworks Climbing Team, they are going to Divisionals in Salt Lake City, Utah!  
  This last season the Edgeworks Climbing Team made a very strong showing; at all competitions we had climbers placed in the top 3 and overall the Edgeworks Climbing Team placed 3rd for the season as a team.  
  The Edgeworks Climbing Team participated in Regional Championships in Seattle on May 17th and did very well. Out of 9 of our climbers competing, 7 of them qualified for Regionals. Great job!  

Congrats to our Regional Championship Climbers!:
3rd - Sophie Kingsley - Female Youth D
4th - Billy Beggs - Male Youth D

4th - Larkin Flodin - Male Youth B
4th - Cody Rogers - Male Youth A
6th - Paul Wadsworth - Male Youth D
6th - April Sanders - Female Youth A
9th - Max Beers - Male Youth B
9th - Clayton LaFaive - Male Youth B
14th - Sam Mullen - Male Youth B

  Good Luck At Regionals!:
Salt Lake City - June 14th-15th
  Climbing Team Member Max Beers  
  Climbing Team Member Max Beers  

  Belaying the leader with a GRIGRI  
  New Petzl GRIGRI Lead Belay Method
  NOTICE: Petzl America has announced a new technique for belaying a leader when using its GRIGRI self-braking belay device.
  As a tried and true belay device for sport climbing, the GRIGRI is used by many and often times dangerously mis-used through improper belay technique.
  Petzl has introduced the new lead belay technique for GRIGRI's in response to this potential misuse (which can and has resulted in accidents). Careful belay technique is important with GRIGRI's; they can and potentially will fail with improper use.  
  Check out Petzl's video on the new GRIGRI Lead Belay Method!
  Petzl GRIGRI Product Info Website  
Edgeworks Climbing: Job Openings  

Edgeworks Climbing is currently hiring for seasonal and full-time positions! Act fast, the closing date for applying these positions is June 10th!

  Edgeworks is a fun place to work; we have a unique environment that encourages welcoming both customers and employees into the gym. We have a variety of positions open throughout the year, if you don't see any jobs open or a position that suits you, please send us a cover letter and resume so we can keep it on file when positions do open.
Current Available Positions; (closing date June 10th)
To join our team, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Tod Bloxham - General Manager
6102 N 9th Street, Suite 200
Tacoma, Washington 98406
Fax: 253-564-4249
  Junior Climbing Program 3-6  

  Lisa Ferazza Climbing in Thailand  
Lisa Ferazza Climbing in Thailand
  Slide Show: Climbing Thailand
  Climbing in Thailand is like Superman climbing at Disnyland; the rock is shaped like something out of a climber's fantasy, the routes have big moves to big holds and everyone is climbing like they are invincible. It really is something of a climber's dream.  
  Join Edgeworks for an evening of photos and stories of climbing the limestone stalagtites and tufas of southern Thailand. Some of the most spectacular climbing in the world is right off the beaches of Thailand!

Events Details:
When: Wednesday, June 11th
, 8:00pm
What: Southerh Thailand Climbing
  Krabi, Tonsai, Railey, Koh Pi Pi & Deepwater Soloing
Present by: Tod Bloxham, Joe & Lisa Ferazza,
  Justin Johnson & John McGoldrick

  Lisa Ferazza Climbing in Thailand  

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 Summer Camps  

  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!

Adult Training Team

Whether you want to do your first pull-up or send your first 5.12, if you have a goal, the Adult Training Team is for you! Taught by our professional coaching staff, this training group meets twice a week for a 2 hour session designed to amp up your climbing. Course focuses on fundamental climbing skills and targeted training to eliminate your climbing 'weaknesses'.

* Professional coaching
* Set yourself up for success
* Meet new climbing partners
* Eliminate your climbing weaknesses
* Become stronger and more fit
* Climb harder!

* Duration: Meets twice a week, 2 hour sessions each
* Prerequisites: 101: Knots & Belaying (or equivalent)
* Cost: $95/month
* Dates/Times: Tuesday/Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Edgeworks members receive a 15% discount on all classes!
Call 253-564-4899 to register today!
  Adult Training Team  

  New Routes!  
New Routes
Spring has sprung, but we keep setting. In the last month we have set over 60 new routes, just for you! Come try them out.
Here's a sample of some of the best routes in the gym:
Top Rope 22: 5.9 Stand By While All Your Dreams...
A challenging 5.9 that will push your skill.
Top Rope 30: 5.10 Finger Dip
A cool dihedral stem finish up both walls.
Top Rope 9: 5.11- Run to Your Promises...
Crimpy start with a cool layback finish!
Top Rope 39: 5.13- Walk on the Wild Side
Uh... Hard. Just try it...
Lead 38: 5.10 Tour de Edgeworks
Climb one side, through arch then finish.
Lead B: 5.10+ Swimming in Thai Iced Tea
Ride the tufa and then balance!
Lead D: 5.12- Malevolent Murder Maze
Big moves through each crux.
Boulder B1: V1 Organic Top-Out Test
New top-out test route.
Boulder B2: V3 Royal Arches
Big jugs through the overhanging archway.
Boulder B2: V6 Grand Master Flash
Traverse the arch, make sure you heel!
Boulder B2: V10 Something to keep you busy
  Andy's way to keep you working hard.

This Month at Edgeworks!

The fickle month of June, sometimes it’s raining. When it’s raining, come to Edgeworks and work on your Movement & Technique or learn to build Sport Climbing Anchors. No time for a class? Try a Private Lessons, scheduled at your convenience.
For our full schedule of this months calendar (click here)!

301: Trad Lead & Multipitch
Have you ever wondered how to safely get to the top of a ridge or mountain while building your own protection and anchors? This excellent class establishes a good foundation of technical skills that will heighten your enjoyment of climbing outdoors.
For information and pricing (click here).
Private Lessons
No time to take a class? Can’t make a scheduled class? Try a private lesson. We can work around your schedule and cater the class to your specific needs. 1 Hour costs $40, or you can purchase a Private Lesson Punchcard, 5-1hour lessons for $150. (15% discount for members)
For information and pricing (click here).

SLIDE SHOW: Climbing Thailand! - 8:00pm, Wednesday, June 11th
Join Edgeworks for an evening of photos and stories of climbing the limestone stalagtites and tufas of southern Thailand. Some of the most spectacular climbing in the world is right off the beaches of Thailand!

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, June 6th
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,June 13th
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,June 20th
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,June 27th
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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