Edgeworks to Open Bouldering Facility Two Miles From Bellevue Location

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Edgeworks Climbing announced plans for their fourth location, Edgeworks BRB, a bouldering gym 2 miles from the Bellevue Crossroads location. (All images courtesy of Edgeworks)
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Edgeworks Climbing, which operates three full-service gyms across Seattle and Tacoma, has a fourth location (depicted above) on the way—its first bouldering-focused facility. (All images courtesy of Edgeworks)

Edgeworks Bel-Red Boulders
Bellevue, Washington

Specs: Edgeworks Climbing, a climbing gym chain in the Pacific Northwest, has announced plans for its newest location: Edgeworks Bel-Red Boulders, or Edgeworks BRB. The 26,400-square-foot, bouldering-focused facility will be located just a short distance away from Edgeworks’ Bellevue Crossroads, per a blog post on the Edgeworks website, and is being designed to “complement and balance the wall features, angles and training components currently offered at [the] Crossroads location.” According to that post, there’s room for more climbing, training and fitness options in the area: “Demand is still high on the eastside; [the] Bellevue Crossroads location is crowded and will be losing some bouldering due to expansion, and Vertical World Redmond has closed.”

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The new gym will feature 9,200 square feet of bouldering, including 19-foot walls, two adjustable training boards—Kilter and Moon—and two spray walls of differing angles. Other amenities at Edgeworks BRB will include campus boards, hangboards, free weights and racks, cardio machines, saunas, a yoga studio and group fitness space. Community gathering spaces are also being crafted to “promote downtime between sessions and accommodate remote work options.”

Edgeworks Bellevue Crossroads expansion
The Bellevue Crossroad gym’s new roped climbing terrain, built by EP USA, had its first set this month (pictured).

Two miles away, the Edgeworks Bellevue Crossroads location has been undergoing an expansion to account for the aforementioned demand for more space. This expansion entailed an 8,400-square-foot addition to the building which made room for “10,400 square feet of all new climbing surface, featuring 45-foot walls with 49 additional lines of top rope and lead climbing,” detailed Michelle Scheele, Marketing Director at Edgeworks. The new climbing area is expected to open later this month, following city inspections. Upgrades that have already been completed include a new weight/cardio room and yoga studio, and soon the gym will have a Kilter Board and Tension Board 2.

Elevate Climbing Walls

Walls: EP USA
Flooring: Flashed
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
Website: edgeworksclimbing.com
Instagram: @edgeworks_brb

In Their Words: “We’re always excited when people ask us to bring Edgeworks to their communities! We’re also proud to be the only gym in the Seattle-area market to serve any portion of the South Sound; Tacoma is in fact where we started, and our gyms span the largest area between Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. But this is not our last project. We’re always seeking our next opportunity to expand the Edgeworks community to new areas.” – the Edgeworks Climbing team

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