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Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
September 2009
In this issue...

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY : Member Appreciation Day
Saturday September 26th  
FREE! to Members

Sign Up or Renew Your Membership!

Thank you for being great members over the last 5 years!
Clinics * Demos * Raffle * Food & Beer!
FREE! Chair Massages * Climbing Shoe Demos * FREE! Food and Beer
FREE! Clinics (sign up early!)

2:30pm - 3:30pm : Introduction to Yoga
3:00pm - 4:00pm : Sport Anchors Clinic
4:00pm - 5:00pm : Self Rescue Clinic
4:00pm - 5:00pm : Introduction to Pilates

FREE! Events

2:30pm - 3:30pm : Food and Beer
3:00pm - 4:00pm : Sponsor Raffle

Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Event Sponsors
Convergent Therapies * In Season Fruit * Inside Truly Fit People
CORE Conditioning Studio * UPS Physical Therapy

Membership SALE
SALE! Membership SALE!
  Membership SALE 2 Days Only  

$399 - SAVE $143 / 26% (regularly $542)
*Membership Freeze Option Not Included


$10 Initiation Fee - SAVE up to $115
*Initiation Fee Supports Washington Climbers Coalition


USAC Route Setting Clinic
USAC Level 1 Route Setting Clinic
USA Climbing
Date: October 3rd & 4th
  Edgeworks Climbing will will host a USA Climbing Level 1 route setting clinic. The clinic is taught by national & international competition route setter/trainer Mike Helt.  
  If you’re a route setter that wants to take your career to the next level than this course is for you. USAC Level 1 certification route setting clinic will be an introduction to commercial and basic competition route setting.  
  It will certify a participant to set at the ABS and SCS local levels and will establish proficient knowledge of the trade for beginner to advanced route setters interested in professional development and the potential for advancement in commercial and competition setting.  
  Registration and cost details will be posted shortly For more information please direct all questions to Mike Moelter at mike@usaclimbing.org.  
  Call 253-564-4899 to register today!  
Edgeworks Climbing School

Blacklight Yoga
YOGA: Blacklight Yoga - ONLY $7

A new and difference way to get out of your body and out of your mind

  Blacklights, wicked visuals, groovy tune, and chakra opening vinyasa! Take your yoga practice to a new dimension! All levels are welcome! Just bring yourself. Come as you are. Wear white and glow while you flow.  
Edgeworks Yoga: Community Yoga
* Date:
September 25th
* Time:
7:00pm - 8:15pm
* Cost:
Members: FREE!!
Non-Members: $7 Drop-In
Ask about
Intro Rates and Punchcards

Junior Climbing 3-6 Years - NEW TIME!

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:
Mon/Wed 3:45pm - 4:30pm NEW TIME!
* Prerequisites:
Ages 3-6 years
* Cost:
  Junior Climbing Program 3-6  
* We strongly encourage parent participation with the Junior Climbing Program 3-6!
* 101: Knots and Belaying is offered FREE!! to participating parents.

Edgeworks Climbing School
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.
* Learn outdoor specific climbing technique
* Learn to asses outdoor routes from the ground (there's no tape!)
* Understand outdoor crag safety and etiquette
* Learn outdoor specific belay technique
* Plenty of climbing
* Duration:
1 Day (Outdoor)
* Prerequisites:
101: Knots & Belaying (or equivalent)
102: Foundations of Climbing (or equivalent)
* Cost:
* Dates/Times:
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
2009: September 12th
  Call 253-564-4899 to register today!  

204: Outdoor Rock Climbing
You've learned the basics of leading and setting sport anchors, now it's time to take these skills outside! In this class our professional instructors will guide and instruct you through the whole process of climbing outside at local sport crags. You will perfect your leading, anchor creation and cleaning skills as well as get plenty of climbing!
* Learn how to identify and climb outdoor sport routes best for you
* Learn how to identify a well or poorly bolted climb
* Learn tricks such as stick-clipping to make leading safer
* Be prepared for success or retreat
* Practice your leading, anchor creation and cleaning sk
* Duration:
1 Day (Outdoor)
* Prerequisites:

101: Knots & Belaying (or equivalent)
202: Learn to Lead Climb (or equivalent)
203: Sport Climbing Anchors (or equivalent)
Solid 5.9 or V1 Climbing Ability

* Cost:
* Dates/Times:
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
2009: September 19th
  Call 253-564-4899 to register today!  
204: Outdoor Rock Climbing

This Month at Edgeworks!

New routes are going up, and we are getting to ready to celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary; what better time than now to join as a member!
For our full schedule of this months calendar (
click here)!

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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.
  FREE! Clinic: Slacklining - 8-10pm, Friday, September 25th
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.

Last Friday of each month.

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