Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
July 2008
In this issue...

Climbing Team Going to Nationals!  
  Congratulations to the Edgeworks Climbing Team, they are going to Nationals in Sunnyvale, California!  
  The Edgeworks Climbing Team pulled down hard at the USA Climbing Divisional Championship in Salt Lake City. With focus, lots of training and some great coaching, Edgeworks showed that our team is a team that can compete!  
  The Edgeworks Climbing Team competed in Divisional Championships in Salt Lake City on June 14th and kicked butt. Out of 5 of our climbers competing, 4 of them qualified for Nationals. Great job!  

Congrats to our Divisional Championship Climbers!:
1st - Billy Beggs - Male Youth D

5th - Paul Wadsworth - Male Youth D
8th - Cody Rogers - Male Youth A
10th - Larkin Flodin - Male Youth B
13th - April Sanders - Female Youth A

  Good Luck At Nationals!:
Sunnyvale, California - July 11th-13th
USAC Sport Climbing Series
  Climbing Team Member Max Beers  

  Cascade Cobbler James at work  
Cascade Cobbler James at work.
  Resole Your Climbing Shoes
  Hole in your sole? Need your rock shoes repaired? Cascade Cobbler and Edgeworks Climbing now offers drop off repair service for your climbing shoes!
Leave your shoes with Edgeworks, with payment and a completed order form and Cascade Cobbler will repair them for you!
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, shoes will be shipped, repaired and returned within a week and a half!.
$28 for 1/2 soles
$8.50 for rand repair
$6 shipping and handling
  Cascade Cobbler  
  Cascade Cobbler
Fixers of Treasured Footwear
Specializing in Climbing Shoe and Birkenstock Repair

WORKSHOP: Injury Prevention  

Let the Edgeworks Climbing Team Coach help you get stronger without sacrificing your muscles and tendons.

  Tip and tricks for staying healthy and strong, maximizing your time on the rock and off the bench.  
  Learn the do's and don'ts of:
* Rest and Overtraining
* Antagonist and Stabilizer Muscle Training
* The Importance/Usefulness of Proper Technique
* Risky Positions

  Events Details:
When: Wednesday, July 9th
, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
What: Injury Prevention Workshop
Present by: Mike Kimmel - Edgworks Climbing Team Coach
  Tendon Pulley Injury  

  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  

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
Summer has arrived, but we're just warming up. In the last month we have set over 50 new routes, just for you! Come try them out.
Here's a sample of some of the best routes in the gym:
Top Rope 12: 5.8 Cross Me and Die!
Great movement with lots of crossovers!
Top Rope 3: 5.10 Assume the Party Position
Learn how to Gaston and Layback at same time.
Top Rope 38: 5.11- You Swimming Bird
Good flowing movement to layback!
Top Rope 15: 5.12+ Funky Groove
Crush the roof and you win!
Lead F: 5.8 The Destiny Plan
Our new Lead Test!
Lead C: 5.10+ Swimming in Thai Iced Tea
Use the Tufa!.
Boulder B5: V0+ Verb Stem
A fun easy top out to practice on.
Boulder B4: V2 Owen Scares the Girls Away...
Big top out off a HUGE HOLD. =)
Boulder B4: V3 Crimpaholics-R-Us
Are you good at crimping? Then it's easy!
Boulder B3: V8 Dr. Owen's Strong-Maker
  He's not calling himself a great routesetter, but...!

This Month at Edgeworks!

Do you want to prevent injury? Check out our Injury Prevention Workshop with Coach Mike!
For our full schedule of this month's calendar (click here)!

203: Sport Climbing Anchors
Are your anchors EARNEST? We don’t mean humble. Equalized, Angle, Redundant, No Extension, Solid, Timely. Learn to work with a variety of sport climbing anchor systems from chains to rappel rings and how best to adapt your equipment to them.
For information and pricing (click here).
Resoling Is Back At Edgworks!
Cascade Cobbler will be working with us to resole your shoes. We ship out shoes twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wed. Average turnaround time is a week and a half. Ask at the front desk or check out their website, cascadecobbler.com, for more info.
For information and pricing (click here).

WORKSHOP: Injury Prevention - 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday, July 9th
Let the Edgeworks Climbing Team Coach help you get stronger without sacrificing your muscles and tendons. Tip and tricks for staying healthy and strong, maximizing your time on the rock and off the bench.

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, July 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, July 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, July 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, July 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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