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Edgeworks Climbing's Monthly Newsletter
August 2012


In This Edition

Clouded Leopards

Student Sale

Yoga Aid

Team Meeting

Crushing Tip

News & Calendar


Good news, folks... the bathrooms are completed! Say goodbye to the port-a-potties! We're extremely pleased with the outcome. We've included showers and brand new lockers, so you can safely store your gear and wash that good ol' climber stink off before heading off to your next social engagement. A word of warning though, the bathrooms have switched, so make sure you're heading into the correct one! Don't worry, though, we've put up some warning signs to help you out during the transition, in case you forget! Want a mini tour of the new restrooms? Click here!



Sick Sales

This month we're teaming up with Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Clouded Leopard Project to help raise funds for Clouded Leopard Conservation! If you know anything about the Cloudies, you know they're avid climbers, just like us! If you'd like to get involved, head up to the Zoo and visit the Clouded Leopards! While you're there, you can find fundraiser cards which you can give to a friend or use yourself. Bring in the card to get a day pass and shoe rental for only $15, and you'll simultaneously be donating $5 to Clouded Leopard Conservation!

In addition, we're also hosting a fundraising event on Sunday, August 26th from 1-5 pm right here at Edgeworks! Come on down and enjoy climbing, food, raffles with fun prizes, and more, all in support of PDZA and the Clouded Leopard Project.



Sick Sales

Our annual Back-To-School membership sale starts on August 18th! If you've got a valid student ID in the state of Washington, you can get in on this deal. Just show us your ID and you can get a monthly autopay membership with no initiation fee! That's just $46/month for all the unlimited climbing and fitness you can handle. Plus you get all the perks of membership, like a 15% discount on climbing school classes, a 10% discount on merch in the pro shop and free first time guest passes so you can get your friends addicted to climbing too! Don't miss out! Remember, you've got from August 18th through September 14th to take advantage of this deal!




Help us raise $1 million for charities around the world!
20+ Countries – 200+ Events – 20,000 Yogis

This first ever, around-the-world yoga tour is for yogis across the globe who are passionate about making a difference in the world! Celebrating its sixth year of fundraising for non-profits, Yoga Aid is expanding its reach this year with over 200 events happening all on the same day! The goal is to raise more than $1 million with a series of fun, free, local yoga events in communities in 20+ countries. Participants raise funds through donations to a chosen charity. It’s the ‘om’ that will be heard around the world.

Donate to Edgeworks Yoga Team’s chosen Charity, Yoga Gangsters Go to to register and/or donate.

September 9th, 2012, 1:00-3:00pm
Edgeworks Climbing Yoga Studio
FREE! Yoga Class! (register at



Sick Sales

Interested in being a part of Edgeworks’ Climbing team? Think you’ve got what it takes to pull hard and represent Edgeworks? We want you!

We’ve recently finished an extremely successful season for Team Edgeworks, with our climbers competing throughout the region, and receiving invites to the Divisional Championship in Utah, and the National Championship in Georgia. As the new school year begins, we’re looking forward to an even more exciting season’s beginning, and in order keep improving our team we’re shaking things up.

First, we’re recruiting new members! Team Edgeworks is holding an interest & information meeting for prospective members of the team Wednesday August 15th at 7:00pm. We’re looking for youth climbers who want to improve, and are willing to work hard to do it. Climbers and parents of climbers who want to find out more about what Team Edgeworks entails, and whether or not they would be a fit for the team, are encouraged to come to the meeting. Remember, attitude is more important than age or present ability, so don’t be scared to come and learn about the team. This is your chance to ask questions of the Edgeworks coaching staff and current team members all in one place.

If you have any questions about the meeting feel free to shoot the gym an email. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:00pm.



Crushing Tip

It's frustrating to hit a plateau, whether it's at 5.7 or 5.11. Climber Steph Davis has some tips for overcoming your plateaus and moving on to harder routes:

"If you feel like you have a solid base in your difficulty range, one way to step up your progression might be to start working on routes that are out of your current ability range. So if you feel solid at 5.9, start your climbing day by doing a few routes you can do (so you warm up and have fun), and then choose a 5.10 or 10+ to work on. Go through the whole exercise of figuring out the moves and then redpointing it, whether it only takes 2 tries or 8. If it happened quick for you, try an 11- next time for your project route.

When you start getting on routes that are too hard for you, it gradually changes your perspective about the climbs that are more in your regular comfort range. Just make sure you keep doing climbs that are easier for you also, so you continue to like climbing and get to experience the flow of movement on routes that aren’t at your limit.."

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.

Aug 4 104: Intro to Outdoor Climbing
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Aug 6 AND
Aug 8

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

Aug 11 AND
Aug 12

301: Trad Lead & Multi Pitch
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Aug 12 204: Single Pitch Rock Rescue
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

Aug 13 AND
Aug 15

201: Advanced Movement & Technique
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm
Aug 18 205: Outdoor Sport & Anchors
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Aug 18 AND
Aug 19

302: Multi Pitch Rock Rescue
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Aug 19 401: Crevasse Rescue
3:00 0.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Aug 20 AND
Aug 22
202: Sport Lead
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aug 25 104: Intro to Outdoor Climbing
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Aug 27 AND
Aug 29
203: Anchors & Rappelling
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.