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Edgeworks Climbing's Monthly Newsletter
June 2012


In This Edition

Bathrooms Remodel

Crag Chasers

Team Edgeworks

Yoga at Edgeworks

Crushing Tip

News & Calendar



School is out, which means summer break is 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 about climbing camps here!

Summer Camp Dates
New Rockers Camp Ages 6-10
$179 Members / $199 Non Members
July 9 - July 13
July 23 - July 27
July 30 - August 3
August 6 - August 10
August 20 - August 24
Youth Rockers Camp Ages 9-17
$229 Members / $249 Non Members
July 16 - July 20
August 13 - August 17
Rock Pro Camp Ages 10-17
$279 Members / $299 Non Members
August 6 - August 10
Adventure Rock Camp Ages 9-17
$359 Members / $379 Non Members
July 30 - August 3


Sick Sales

Finally! We're getting our bathrooms remodeled! Starting on Monday, June 18th, the bathrooms will be closed and by mid-July, they'll open up and our brand new fancy bathrooms will be available for use! We'll have construction happening on the bathrooms daily from 4-noon, so to help keep the disturbance down we'll have that hallway door closed.

In the meantime, we'll have port-a-potties for everyone to use, which will be located out front to the right of our entrance. To keep our port-a-potties nice during this short time, please don't throw trash in the toilets (except toilet paper) and make sure to keep the lid closed to reduce smell.



Sick Sales

Summer is here(ish) and Crag Chasers is back! All summer long we'll be keeping our eyes glued to the weather report to schedule spontaneous climbing trips on beautiful Washington days... 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.

Call in sick, get a baby sitter, cancel your dentist appointment, and meet us at Edgeworks! A seat in the van only costs $30.00+tax per climber and includes necessary gear rental.

If you want to get Crag Chasers alerts in your email inbox, make sure you're on our email list and keep your eyes peeled for our announcements!



Sick Sales

We’re in sport climbing season right now and last month was the regional championship for the Washington/Alaska region. The comp was hosted by the Bellevue Stone Gardens. Of our 11 competitors at the comp, 10 placed high enough to receive invites to Divisionals, which was at ClubSport in Tigard,Oregon on June 9th & 10th. Our division includes, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, western North Dakota, western South Dakota, northern California, and northern Nevada.

Stand out finishes were Kohle Andrews, who won the Male Youth D Division, and Emma Folkerts who took 2nd in the Female Youth B Division. You can find the full results of the comp here! Congrats, Team Edgeworks!




Why are Yoga and Climbing awesome when paired together?

"There are some essential similarities between yoga and climbing that make the two inseparable. With both, we find ourselves developing a certain level of awareness of our bodies ; we begin to understand the importance of breath control; we become mentally strong; we also enhance our physical performance.

Through being mindful and present during yoga and while climbing, we become able to pin point focus on specific parts of our body to allow specific movement. It enables us to control shaking muscles, and create the body tension we need to maintain a particular posture or technique.

Mental Strength happens through the balance of breath, mind and body. Breathing helps us to stay relaxed and focused in the present situation. This allows us to face our fears, and expand our physical limits.

Core strength, static movement, and muscle tension control are required for both climbing and yoga. Through development of movements that require these in one, we are preparing ourselves for the other. Common climbing tightness in hips, hamstrings, and shoulders can be relieved and improved upon by a good yoga session" -via Prana

At Edgeworks, we love to offer cross-training that helps you climb harder, and yoga is one of those awesome things that pairs perfectly with climbing. We have yoga classes 6 days a week at Edgeworks ranging from relaxing multi-level flow yoga classes, to invigorating power-vinyasa yoga classes! Find out more about Edgeworks Yoga by clicking here!



Crushing Tip

Climb smarter instead of stronger. Train yourself to always find the easiest way up a route regardless of the grade. For example, if you are on a 5.9 and you are a 5.11 climber you could skip holds and muscle your way through just to get to the top, but that would neither make you a stronger or smarter climber. You might as well take that opportunity to find the easiest path to the top. If you feel like you are doing a move that is too hard for the grade STOP. Take one step back and try to figure out a better way. If you consistently do this on easier grades you will do it better on harder grades enabling you to climb at a much higher level. I can’t count the number of people who are putting in 5.12 effort on a 5.11 climb. Wouldn’t you want to be putting 5.12 effort on a 5.12, or a 5.13? I sure would… Always think critically about the way you are climbing something and you will learn more from the experience. Send smart and then you will send hard!

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.


Host your next event at Edgeworks! We can accomodate all sorts of groups, from Military PT groups, to birthday parties, to overnight lock-ins, to team building for your office, and more! You can even rent out the entire gym for your event.

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


June 4 AND
June 6

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

June 9

104: Intro to Outdoor Climbing
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 10 204: Single Pitch Rock Rescue
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

June 11 AND
June 13

201: Advanced Movement & Technique
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm
June 16 AND
June 17
301: Trad Lead & Multi Pitch
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
June 18 AND
June 20
202: Sport Lead
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
June 23 AND
June 24
302: Multi Pitch Rock Rescue
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 25 AND
June 27
203: Anchors & Rappelling
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
June 30 104: Intro to Outdoor Climbing
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.