Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
August 2008
In this issue...

Climbing Team At Nationals!  
  Congratulations to the Edgeworks Climbing Team, they competed at Nationals in Sunnyvale, California!  
  The Edgeworks Climbing Team went the distance this year and now 4 of our climbers are nationaly ranked. Great Job!  

Paul Wadsworth - 16th/Difficulty - 25th/Speed
Billy Beggs - 18th/Difficulty - 30th/Speed
April Sanders - 24th/Speed
Larkin Flodin - 25th/Difficulty

USAC Sport Climbing Series
  Climbing Team Member Max Beers  

  Tendon Pulley Injury  
Munter Hitch
  FREE CLINIC!: Climbing Knots
  Ever wondered how to anchor yourself with a Clove Hitch? How about a using a Munter Hitch if you dropped your belay device?
  Many knots that are important to climbing will make you a better/safer climber, if you know them. These knots will help you create slings, attach you to anchors, climb up and down ropes and safely substitute knots for gear.  

Some of the knots we will demonstrate:
* Clove Hitch
* Munter Hitch
* Water Knot
* Butterfly Knot
* Autoblock

* Double Fishermans Knot

* Double Overhand (AKA Euro Death Knot)

  Events Details:
When: Wednesday, August 13th
, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
What: Climbing Knots Clinic

FREE CLINIC!: Slacklining  
  Slacklining - A Balance Sport
Come Slackline With Edgeworks!
  Events Details:
When: Wednesday, August 29th
, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
What: Slacklining
  Join us for a fun evening of Slacklining!
Never done it before? Our staff will teach you how to keep your balance on our slackline (tightrope of webbing) set up in the gym for the evening. It's fun to watch, and even more fun to do as you build balance in your body!
  * The climbers leisure sport
* Builds balance and focus
* Slacklines can be set up most anywhere
* A great way to hang out and have fun!
  Come Slackline with Edgeworks!  
  FREE Slackline Clinic  

  Cascade Cobbler James at work  
  SALE!: Used Rental Shoes
  Edgeworks has replaced many of our rental shoes and the used ones are now ON SALE at rock bottom prices!

* The Docon is a comfortable all-around shoe with a symmetrical and rounded toe profile that will accommodate various widths of feet.
* Comes with UPR (Upper Protector Rand); inspired by internal cap work boots and old big wall boot designs, Evolv equipped the Docon with an extra upper protector rand underneath the primary rand to protect the critical front toe area for bomber durability.
* Highly recommended for entry level climbers.

  ON SALE! - $29.99
Regularly - $85.00
Quantities Limited
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


  Cascade Cobbler James at work  
Cascade Cobbler James at work.

  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  

This Month at Edgeworks!

Summer is in full swing and it is time to learn the essentials to outdoor climbing. The Edgworks Climbing School will help you achieve all your outdoor (and indoor) climbing goals and aspirations!
For our full schedule of this month's calendar (click here)!

302: Class 6 Aid Climbing
August 16th-17th , Saturday/Sunday
For many, aid climbing is the final step to climbing the big walls. Aid climbing is heavy in both gear and the skill to use it in a safe, efficient manner. This class will teach you the gear required to aid both on lead and to second..
For information and pricing (click here).
FREE CLINIC!: Climbing Knots
Wednesday, August 13th, 8-9pm,
Ever wondered how to anchor yourself with a Clove Hitch? How about a using a Munter Hitch if you dropped your belay device? Come learn these and many more essential climbing knots!

  FREE CLINIC!: Slacklining
Friday, August 29th, 8-10pm,
Staff members will be available to offer advice to beginners and advanced slackliners. The slackline will stay up until 10pm so you can practice away the wobbly leg.

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).

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, August 1st
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, August 8th
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,August 15th
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,August 22nd
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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