Climbing Packages with All Equipment Included at Edgeworks Climbing in Tacoma (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.Monday, March 26, 2012 0:00
Mankind's feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $14 for an Experience Climbing package with full equipment rental and day pass (up to a $30 value)
- $29 for an Intro to Climbing class for two people (a $58 value)
- $51 for a one-month individual membership with unlimited equipment rental (a $102 value)
- $99 for a five-day climbing course for kids aged 6–10 (a $199 value)
During the Experience package, the passionate wall clingers of Edgeworks Climbing guide novices through the fundamentals of climbing. Outfitted in provided gear, beginners make their way to the top of two routes with a staff member offering them tips along the way. The introductory course teaches essential skills such as tying a figure-eight knot, belaying, and communicating. The five-day New Rockers kids’ course sends little ones up faces safely with educational games that focus on bouldering and top-rope climbing. Camps take place Monday–Friday from July 9 to August 24, excluding July 16–20.
A one-month membership grants access to Edgeworks' 10,000 square feet of bouldering and top-roping, including equipment such as shoes, harness, and ropes provided by the gym. Floors are fully padded, and training in the onsite weight room supplements climbing regiments.
Tod Bloxham lived on the trails in the North Cascades. By the time he turned 18, he had logged more than 500 miles of trail hiking, and soon became the youngest solo through-hiker of the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico. So, it makes sense that he turned his eyes upward and began scaling cliff faces. In 2004, he recruited like-minded climbers and experienced route setters to form Edgeworks Climbing. An indoor paradise to match the challenges and interesting problems that are usually found only outdoors, the gym boasts 10,000 square feet of climbing area with 25-foot top-rope routes, 35-foot lead routes, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering.
Tod's lead route setter, Andy Davis, directs his team in regularly reworking the gym’s hundreds of routes. Each setter draws on his years of experience outdoors to create challenging, satisfying routes for climbers of all skill levels. Most of the setters are teachers as well, leading classes for beginners or advanced climbers, as well as heading outdoors to help the class appreciate the adrenaline rush of an outdoor climb ending in a fistfight with a bear.
Additionally, the passionate staff realized that alternative workouts are needed to push through plateaus in climbs, so they created a fitness area to complement the climbing gym. Classes such as yoga, Pilates, and cycling further exercise muscle groups that are useful when trying to finally ride a bike up your favorite route.
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