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Edgeworks Climbing's Monthly Newsletter
July 2012


In This Edition

Bathroom Remodel

Crushing Tip

News & Calendar



We're proud to announce that we've just launched our new guiding section on the website. If you're interested in having our highly trained staff take your group out to one of the many amazing rock climbing areas in the Pacific Northwest, go take a look! We've outlined the different areas and climbs, based on skill level for single/multi pitch, and you can check out our guides, rates, and outdoor classes as well! Check it out!



Sick Sales

We're about halfway through our bathroom/locker room remodel! Thanks for bearing with us during the construction. In the meantime, we've got port-a-potties for everyone to use, which are located out front next to the bike racks. To keep our port-a-potties nice during this short time, please don't throw anything away in the toilets except toilet paper, and make sure to keep the lid closed to reduce smell. If you're not too thrilled about changing into your climbing clothes in the porta potties, no worries! We've erected a state-of-the-art changing room down the hall, next to the water fountain.



Crushing Tip

As a new climber, it's tempting to hit the gym every day and max yourself out. Allowing your body to rest and recouperate, though, is essential in being able to climb your best. For newer climbers, Steph Davis recommends the following:

"Remember that you need rest days for muscle and tissue to rebuild, and your fingers are not used to being weighted so much. Three days a week should be the max, and with 4-7 you are flirting with tendon issues. Try not to tape your fingers if it’s not necessary. If you have energy to burn and you just can’t stop yourself, consider focusing on core strength. There are countless variations of crunches, leg raises and planks you can do. I think improving your core is one of the single best things you can do for climbing. In between your gym sessions, you could do some cross training of your choice: running, biking, swimming, yoga or weight lifting. This will keep your circulation going, improve your lungs, and in the case of yoga, give you even more muscle gains on your “rest” days."

When you're stoked on climbing and getting better, it can be easy to push your body to the point of injury, so make sure you remember to take those days off to let your body rebuild and recouperate!

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



News & Calendar
  Corporate Membershi Sale   Junior Program   Couch2Climb  



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 $119 a month and includes your membership! For those who are already members, ProRock is only $65/month. Learn more here.


July 2 AND
July 4

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

July 7 AND
July 8

301: Trad Lead & Multi Pitch
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
July 8 204: Single Pitch Rock Rescue
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

July 9 AND
July 11

201: Advanced Movement & Technique
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm
July 14 304: Outdoor Rock Skills
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July 16 AND
July 18
202: Sport Lead
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
July 21 AND
July 21
303: Intro to Aid Climbing
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July 23 AND
July 25
203: Anchors & Rappelling
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
July 28 205: Outdoor Sport & Anchors
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.