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Edgeworks Climbing's Monthly Newsletter
July 2011


Seeking thrills in the backcountry is a passion many of us share. We're addicted to the mountains, meadows and beautiful landscapes that call us back time and time again. As climbers, we're a rare breed with a drive for fun and exploration.

Sometimes that fun can stray into the unexpected. And you don't ever want to ask: "what do I do next?" Whether the outdoors are your profession or passion, you should be prepared.

The Wilderness Medical Institute has defined the standards in wilderness medicine. For years they've made sure outdoors enthusiasts don't ask that dreaded question. We're proud to offer the Wilderness First Aid + CPR course at Edgeworks.

Learn about assessment, vital signs, spinal cord injury, shock, wound management, fractures, dislocations, heat and cold injuries, altitude and much, much more. Get ready and register early - before the class fills up!

Course Date: September 23 - 25, 2011
Cost: $200.00 member / $220.00 nonmember

To register, send an email to or call 253-564-4899.

If you're already a Wilderness First Responder, you can renew your certification through this course saving tons of money.



In This Edition

VIP It Up - Text "edge" to 53535

Couch 2 Climb

Crag Chasers

Crushing Tip

News & Calendar



Rock Climbing Round Up
  VIP IT UP - TEXT "EDGE" TO 53535  

Ahhh yeah, we're text savvy now. Text "edge" to 53535 to subscribe to the Edgeworks VIP for exclusive deals, coupons and freebies.

The next 25 subscribers have a shot at winning a Metolius chalk bag... Wait for it... FILLED with chalk! Just text "edge" to 53535 and you're in the running.

Edgeworks VIP is a subscription service and standard rates apply. Reply "stop" to quit.



Zumba Class

Just a heads up: We’re contributing to any and all couch-ditching. Couch 2 Climb is a weekly coaching program for new climbers who want to move quickly into climbing super stardom. Featuring instruction by experienced staff members, Couch 2 Climb gives everyone a chance to work through basic movements and skills. If you want a (very inexpensive) way to improve quickly, Couch 2 Climb is your game.

Details at the Front Desk.



Crag Chasers

Starting this year, Edgeworks will be taking unplanned perfect-day-for-calling-in-sick-and-going-out-and-climbing trips. And you're invited!

Come climb with us on the Edgeworks' Crag Chasers trips. Here's how it works:

1. A few days before our trip, we'll shoot you an email with all the info.

2. You call in sick, pack your gear and come climb.

Keep your eyes peeled for our announcements!



Crushing Tip

Feeling like your next project is eternally halting your growth? We all hit plateaus. Thankfully, Joey Burns has a suggestion.

While he's traversing the walls, we have a short conversation about his climbing. Joey credits his (freakish) abilities to, what else? Traversing. "If you're a new climber, the best thing you can do is traverse," Joey explains. "Traversing helps me get past all my plateaus, from V1 to V2, from V4 to V5."

Aside from providing an endless series of climbing problems, traversing is extremely helpful in the endurance department. "It's what helped me - especially when I was a new climber."

Looking to further improve your climbing? Check out our Private Lessons or ProRock Coaching programs.



News & Calendar
  Summer Camp   Summer Scouting   Junior Program  

Spending your summer at Edgeworks means a fun
filled vacation with games, activities and loads of climbing. Join us for a summer unlike any other! Click here for more info.


This summer send your Boy or Girl Scout to one of the Edgeworks Scout Camps. Not only will your Scout learn important skills, they'll have fun doing it. Interested? Contact Patrick for more information.


An ongoing, quality climbing experience that kids of all ages enjoy. Offering a fun curriculum taught by our professional, experienced staff in a safe setting. Need more info? Click here.

  Pro Rock   Climbing School      

Simply the best way to improve your game on the rock, Edgeworks ProRock Coaching is here for you.

Join Ken Tuesdays and Thursdays either at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. for two hours of dedicated, professional coaching.

Learn more here.

July 16 304: Advanced Technical Rock
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July 18 AND
July 20
202: Learn to Lead Climb
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. AND
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
July 19 103: Foundations of Bouldering
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
July 23 AND
July 24
302: Aid Climbing
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. AND
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July 25 AND
July 27
203: Sport Climbing Anchors
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. AND
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
July 30
204: Outdoor Climbing
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.