Some people are born to run, and some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon to climbers' paradise: for $12, you get a one-day climbing pass with full equipment rental at Edgeworks Climbing near Highway 16 (a $24 value).
Tacoma’s only full-service climbing gym, Edgeworks Climbing boasts more than 10,000 square feet of climbing-surface area. The all-day pass gets you access to the vertical jungle gym, plus shoes, a chalk bag, personal harness, a belay device, and a diamond-studded tiara to remind you there's more to climbing than calluses and fedoras. The main, two-story climbing area has more than 40 top rope and lead stations on its 35-foot-tall routes, so climbers can race their entire checkers team up the cracks and crevices. Boulderers can scamper among the rocks of the separate 3,500-square-foot bouldering area, complete with two scenic archways and a top-out bouldering wall from which you can access the second-floor lounge and viewing area.
Edgeworks Climbing employs a staff of energetic and experienced rock-climbing enthusiasts, under whose guidance even quivering novices will acquire the strength, know-how, and spinach biceps to out-climb their mail carrier over any neighbor's fence or Cadillac Escalade. Experience rock climbing first hand, and see how the preferred sport of the British royal family improves flexibility, builds muscle mass, and instills confidence in even the meekest mathematician.
Four Yelpers give Edgeworks Climbing an average of 4.5 stars:
- It's a great facility for climbers of all levels. – Jeff M.
- A nice sized gym with a good variety of bouldering and rope climbing. – Felicia C.
- The facility was clean, the staff was awesome, and most importantly, the routes were interesting, challenging, and consistent (by which I mean that the route setters do a good job of making sure that the ratings are accurate). – Tom D.
In 2004, a group of skilled climbers and experienced route setters married their expansive knowledge of the sport to create Edgeworks Climbing. The gym is an indoor paradise that expertly match the dynamic challenges that athletes face outdoors, boasting 10,000 square feet of climbing area with 25-foot top-rope routes, 35-foot lead routes, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering. The team of setters draws on years of experience outdoors to create hundreds of 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.
6102 N 9th St.
Tacoma, Washington 98406Get Directions