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Edgeworks Climbing's Monthly Newsletter
May 2012


In This Edition

Summer Camp

Vantage Fundraiser

New Jr. Climber Session Starting

Bike Month

Crushing Tip

News & Calendar



Summer is slowly showing up, and here at Edgeworks, we're here to help you gear up for getting out into the wild blue yonder with our great classes geared towards both experienced and new climbers alike! If you're more experienced, get more comfortable with Trad Lead & Multi-Pitch routes by taking our 301 course on May 12 & 13.

If you're new to climbing and haven't had much experience climbing outside, it can be intimidating! Take our Intro to Outdoor climbing class to familiarize yourself with how to climb outside safely-- and have fun!

Upcoming Classes
302: Multi-pitch Rock Rescue (day 1)
Saturday 5/5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
302: Multi-pitch Rock Rescue (day 2)
Sunday 5/6
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
301: Trad Lead & Multi-pitch (day 1)
Saturday 5/12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
301: Trad Lead & Multi-pitch (day 2)
Sunday 5/13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
104: Intro to Outdoor Climbing
Saturday 5/19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
304: Outdoor Rock Skills
Saturday 5/26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sick Sales

The School year is almost over, which means summer is nearly here! If you're looking for a great way to keep the kiddos active, Edgeworks Climbing is proud to offer climbing 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 your climber is looking to push their climbing skills to the next level, Edgeworks’ summer camps are a fun and safe way to enjoy the sport of rock climbing this summer!

Find out more on dates, cost, and more here.



Sick Sales

Edgeworks is hosting a fundraiser to get a permanent bathroom installed at Vantage from 6-10 pm on May 24th. During the fundraiser, Petzl will be teaching a Multi-Pitch Efficiency clinic from 6-8pm,and Edgeworks will be teaching an Escape the Belay Clinic. Suggested donation is $10. Come on down and support the climbing in Washington!




t-town pulldown

We've just started up a new session for our Junior Climbers meeting on Sundays from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.! If you're not familiar with the Junior Climbers progam, it's an ongoing, quality climbing program for young climbers with little to no experience. The Junior Climbers Program offers a comprehensive curriculum taught by our professional, experienced staff in a safe indoor setting with high instructor to climber ratios. Our Junior Climbers Program builds a foundation for strong, fit, motivated, goal oriented kids and the climbing is just plain fun! Click here for more info on the Junior Climber program.



  • 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
  • INCLUDES Edgeworks Youth Membership
  • Duration: 1 Day per Week (Ongoing, Monthly Program)
  • Prerequisites: No experience necessary
  • Dates/Times:
    Session D Sunday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost:
    Session D Auto Pay: $59 / Month
      1-Month: $69 / Month

Call 253-564-4899 Today To Sign Up!





If you haven't heard yet, May is Bike Month and Tacoma has some pretty awesome stuff going on to get us out and about on our two wheeled friends. You can creat bike to work teams and compete to win prizes, there are a bunch of bike seminars where you can learn to ride safely in traffic and how to outfit yourself and your bike for safe riding, and more! Here at Edgeworks, we wanted to take part in Bike Month, and since we've got those two bike racks out front begging for attention, we thought we'd get in on the action.

So, for the month of May, every Monday is Bike-to-Edgeworks day, which means if you show up on your bike and it's a monday... you get a day pass for only $10! Also, on Friday, May 18th, the first 40 people who bike to Edgeworks to climb will receive a 2oz Metolius Chalk block! Sweet huh? So lets see that bike rack get full, and get a bit of cardio on before you crush your favorite routes!



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.

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



News & Calendar
  Corporate Membershi Sale   Junior Program   Couch2Climb  



Last month we started up our newest fitness class: ClimbFit. Geared towards increasing your strength and endurance, ClimbFit will improve your explosive power and help you break through your endurance plateau. Come train with other motivated athletes in a supportive atmosphere with high intensities.
Click here to learn more!


We are proud to now offer a Girl Scout Climbing Patch program. In the 4 hour long class, we teach all about safety, climbing history, notable females in the sport, types of climbing, local climbing areas, climbing equipment, climbing knots, team work needed to climb successfully, and much more.
For more info click here.


Crag Chasers is back! We'll be taking spontaneous climbing trips, and you're invited! 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!

  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! For those who are already members, ProRock is only $44/month. Learn more here.


May 7 AND
May 9

103: Movement & Technique Day 1
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

May 12

301: Trad-Lead & Multi Pitch Day 1
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 13 301: Trad-Lead & Multi Pitch Day 2
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

May 13

204: Rock Rescue
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm
May 14 AND
May 16
201: Adv. Movement & Technique
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
May 19 104: Intro to Outdoor Climbing
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 20 401: Crevasse Rescue
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
May 21 AND
May 23
202: Sport Lead
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 26 304: Outdoor Rock Skills
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 28 AND
May 30
203: Anchors & Rappelling
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.