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 Edgeworks Climbing in Tacoma. Choose from the following options:
• For $12, you get a one-day climbing pass with full equipment rental (a $24 value).
• For $49, you get a one-month individual membership with full equipment rental (an $108.21 value).
A full-service climbing gym, Edgeworks Climbing boasts more than 10,000 square feet of scalable surfaces, including a primary wall with more than 40 top-rope and its 25-foot-tall freestanding pillar. An all-day pass unlocks the paths to the complex’s vertical jungle gym, providing the shoes, a chalk bag, personal harness, and belay device necessary for climbing. 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. A month-long membership allows burgeoning climbers to explore every cranny in the complex, sharpening their skills as they nestle in each nook and etch elaborate stick-figure battles on the tops of conquered peaks.
Edgeworks Climbing employs a staff of energetic and experienced rock-climbing enthusiasts under whose guidance even novices will improve flexibility, build muscle mass, and acquire the biceps to outclimb their mail carrier over any neighbor's fence or Cadillac Escalade.
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.