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Edgeworks Climbing Newsletter
October 2009
In this issue...

2010 Blacklight Bouldering Competition - October 30th
Click Here for more information and to register.

Staff Profile : Jonathan Manz

Jonathan Manz
Age: 25
Interests: You seriously have to ask? Climbing
Education: B.S. in Molecular Biology
Animal: Junkyard Cat
Color: The color of winning
Music: Gangster Rap from the mid ‘90s. Coolio anyone?
Movie: Rushmore. Bill Murray is a genius
Book: Neuromancer as a guilty pleasure, Remains of the Day as lit fic, Mountains Beyond Mountains for biography
Superhero power: The power to cook gourmet camp food when it’s cold, dark, and rainy
Been climbing: Since ’02, so around 8 years
Started at Edgeworks: January ’08, so almost 3 years
Favorite climbing spot: Locally? Equinox. Hard sport climbs on perfect finger friendly rock that starts steep and get steeper. Road trippable? Bishop. Multiple world class bouldering
destinations centered around a fun western town.
Best climb ever: Technorigine at Little Si. Unclimbed? Pow Pow in Bishop CA
Dream climb: Kalymnos in Greece looks astounding
Recent trip: City of Rocks, Idaho. Five star moderate trad climbs as far as the eye can see in every direction
Climbing tips: Stand on your toes, twist your hips, ask for advice

Costume Yoga

  Munter Hitch  
  Parties at Edgeworks
  The entire gym is available for private parties and events customized to your specifications. Options include group climbing with or without staff provided, lessons, games & activities, or non-climbing events such as hot dog eating contests and slumber parties. The entire gym including the lounge, conference room, fitness studio and rental equipment are available for your use.
  We take care of everything from the climbing, equipment, staff, group/party lounge so that your event will go smoothly. While climbing is for everyone (there are no age, athletic or size requirements), our viewing lounge will serve as a home base for your group so that climbers and non-climbers can enjoy the atmosphere the gym has to offer during and after your climbing session.  
  Click here for prices and details.  
  Call 253-564-4899 to book your event today!  

Wilderness and Remote First Aid  
Ideal for scouts, outdoor enthusiasts or employees in remote environments an hour or more from EMS response, our new 16-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives you the skills and confidence you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.
Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm & Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Min. age of 14 with current certification in adult CPR/AED
$85 Per Person, $40 non-refundable deposit to hold seat
October 15-16, 2010
Call 253-564-4899 to register!



Edgeworks Climbing School
New Yoga Instructors
Edgworks welcomes two new yoga instructors this month!
  Kelly Jensen began her physical practice of yoga in the mid 90's and started studying the philosophy of yoga in 2005. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga since 2006, both privately and for fitness organizations.  
  Kate Fontana came to the practice of yoga in 2002.  For Kate, yoga is a way of learning how to show up for life, to be attentive, fully present, and unified in body, mind and spirit. She has been influenced by Ananda, Ashtanga and Anyusara yoga. Kate teaches the new Tuesday morning class at 9:30.  
  You can read their full bio's here.  

This Month at Edgeworks

Tacoma’s rainfall doubles in October (serious, look it up) and the days aren’t getting any longer, but gym conditions are perfect all winter long, so get in here and get strong.
For our full schedule of this months calendar (
click here)!

Women's Night - 5-10pm, Friday, First Friday of each month
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.
College Night - 5-10pm, Friday, Second Friday of each month
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).
Family Night - 5-10pm, Friday, Third Friday of each month
Bring the whole family and meet other climbing families! First adult family member pays full price ($15 day pass), additional family members pay $5.
Military Night - 5-10pm, Friday, Fourth Friday of each month
Edgeworks salutes our active military with a night of climbing just for you! Day passes are $9 with a valid Military ID.
  FREE! Clinic: Slacklining - 8-10pm, Friday, Last Friday of each month
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.

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