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 today’s Groupon to Edgeworks Climbing in Tacoma. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get a one-day climbing pass and rental package (up to a $24 value).
- For $29, you get an Intro to Climbing course for two (a $58 value).
- For $49, you get a one-month individual membership, including unlimited equipment rentals (a $108.21 value).<p>
Visitors to Edgeworks Climbing scramble across 10,000 square feet of ascension surfaces, with areas for top-roping, lead climbing, and bouldering. Each one-day guest can strap on included shoes, harness, chalk bag, and belay device before hitting the more than 40 top-rope and lead-climbing stations. A 25-foot pillar shoots up from the center of the gym, daring boulderers to dangle from its archway and top-ropers to discover the missing civilization that lives upon its summit. Pairs of nascent ascendants join the one-hour Intro to Climbing course, which teaches basic skills such as belaying, properly wearing a harness, and how to safely encounter a yeti.
Those opting for a one-month individual membership earn myriad exclusive benefits, including unlimited access to rental equipment, free yoga classes, first-time guest passes, a one-hour climbing class, and a third arm attached to any available spot on their torso.
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.