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Edgeworks Climbing's Monthly Newsletter
March 2012


In This Edition

Sick Sales

Work at Edgeworks

New Website

Crushing Tip

News & Calendar


Plan an early morning climbing session into your workout. Starting now, Edgeworks will open it's doors at 6:00 a.m. every First Friday and Third Thursday of each month.

The gym will open early to Edgeworks members and non-members alike. It's a great chance to show your co-worker or buddy why you spend so many hours pulling plastic. We'll start the morning right with an early morning 101: Intro to Climbing Class, for anyone interested in learning how to belay.

We'll see you bright and early!

Up Coming Edgeworks Mornings
Third Thursday March 15 - 6:00 a.m.
First Friday April 6 - 6:00 a.m.
Third Thursday April 19 - 6:00 a.m.


Sick Sales
  Check out these select deals on some sick ProShop merch:

Sterling Kosmos Rope

Be sure to grab this 10.2 midsized all purpose rope for just $149.95. That's 33% OFF!
  Klean Kanteen  

Klean Kanteen

All Klean Kanteens are reduced to
20% OFF!


Select styles of Edgeworks T-Shirts are on clearence.
Just $9.99!


work at edgeworks

Edgeworks is currently looking for a well-qualified candidate to fill the Marketing Manager position.

  Marketing Manager Position  
  Position Description:  
  We are looking for a motivated, self-starting individuals who can work independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate for Marketing Manager will be responsible for marketing the gym through its various media outlets and marketing tools.  The Marketing Manager will be expected to create marketing material, create/update websites, as well as manage customer and event communications through internal gym marketing, internet, email newsletters and direct mail.
  Principal Activities:  
  • Create and Implement Marketing and Social Media Campaigns.
• Create (and Coordinate the Creation of) Marketing/Advertising Material.
• Update/Create Company Website with Monthly Updates and New Material.
• Manage Company Internet Presence, Communication and Marketing
• Manage/Create Email Newsletter and Direct Mail Marketing.
  Employment Status:  
  • Hourly
• Part-Time
  Position Qualifications:  
  • 2 Years Marketing Experience.
• Retail and/or Recreation Industry Experience (preferred.)
• Marketing/Advertising and Web Design Experience; Adobe CS (required).
• Climbing Industry Experience (preferred but not required).
  Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to:
Tod Bloxham
President/General Manager
6102 N 9th Street, Suite 200
Tacoma, Washington 98406
Fax: 253-564-4249


New Site

Be sure to check out the new We've updated the site with a new look and some cool new features like our blog. The Edge Blog is a collection of stories, articles, and tips for the Puget Sound climbing community.

To launch the blog, Jon Manz posted a quick report and pictures of his most recent trip with Ken and Justin to Red Rocks. Be sure to check it out.



Crushing Tip

When someone asks how to up their climbing game, we almost always reply, "climb more, climb harder." It might sound horribly trite, but it's true. Here's the reason we're quick to suggust more pull time.

Climbing 100 laps on routes at your current redpoint grade is great... for getting good at your current grade. Progressing further requires more. If you want to get stronger you have to try routes that are harder than your current best.

Remember that even as you're falling off things you're learning valuable lessons about what does and doesn't work on harder routes. Sasha D said the change responsible for the explosion in her climbing ability that allowed her to redpoint 14d was trying routes she used to think of as out of her league.



News & Calendar
  Corporate Membershi Sale   Junior Program   Couch2Climb  

During the month of April, our Annual Corporate Memberships are on huge discount. Starting April 1st (No, this not a joke), you can get an Edgeworks Corporate Membership for just $445. That's a $100 savings.


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.


We re-titled Couch 2 Climb to better represent it's offerings: ProRock Sessions is a weekly coaching program for new climbers who want to move quickly into climbing super stardom. Every Thursday at six. More info here.

  Pro Rock   Climbing School   Check out the entire class line up on our Climbing School page.  

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 6:30 p.m. for two hours of dedicated, professional coaching.

The ProRock program is just $99 a month and includes your membership! Learn more here.

Mar 12 AND
Mar 14
201: Advanced Movement & Technique
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mar 13 102: Intro to Bouldering
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 18 401: Crevasse Rescue
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mar 19 AND
Mar 21
202: Sport Lead
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mar 20 102: Intro to Bouldering
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 26 AND
Mar 28
203: Anchors & Rappelling
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mar 27 102: Intro to Bouldering
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.