About Us

EDGEWORKS CLIMBING + FITNESS

Tacoma’s first indoor climbing gym, Edgeworks Climbing + Fitness has been a leader in the climbing gym industry since 2004; focusing on climbing, fitness,instruction, guiding and community. Our passionate group of local owners, led by founder Tod Bloxham, bring decades of industry experience to our ever growing and expanding business.

As an AMGA / IFMGA Mountain Guide, industry software developer, and advocate for growth from within, Tod’s approach - together with the staff - is centered on providing a breadth of high quality facilities and experiences for members, customers and employees.

In October 2020, Stone Gardens joined Edgeworks Climbing + Fitness making us the largest single footprint of climbing gyms in the Puget Sound. Together, our three gyms consist of over 56,000 sq ft of climbing in Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma and offer the greatest variety of climbing, fitness, instruction, guiding and community in the region.

STONE GARDENS

Stone Gardens, founded in 1995 by Keith Magnuson, was one of the original climbing gyms in the Pacific Northwest. For 25 years, it had been a mainstay of the Seattle climbing scene, growing from its original location in Ballard and expanding to a second location in Bellevue in 2011. Known as “The Climbers Gym” and focused on “providing the best climbing at every experience level—from beginners to seasoned climbers”, Stone Gardens' long standing passion and drive stays with us as we carry through into the future.

Our Mission, Vision + Values

Our Mission + Vision

To be the innovative leader of indoor climbing, outdoor adventure, and fitness for the active community. Providing exceptional customer experiences focused on climbing and fitness that challenge and inspire an active lifestyle.

Our Values

COMMUNITY: com·mu·ni·ty - noun;
a welcoming group of climbing enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and friends connecting through our shared interests in climbing, fitness, and fun.

PROFESSIONALISM: pro·fes·sion·al·ism - noun;
a focus on excellence; from staff training, accreditation, and program development to facility offerings, partnerships, and everything in between; going above and beyond to deliver quality experiences and knowledgeable staff.

INTEGRITY: in·teg·ri·ty - noun;
a commitment to do we do what we say and stay true to our word, ourselves, our goals, and our community.

ADVENTURE: ad·ven·ture - noun;
our motivation for all things; providing the inspiration, the instruction, the venue, and the excitement to help everyone achieve their goals - inside the gym and outside.

Our Company Culture

We value our employees and believe that each of us play an important role in building and energizing our community. We respect what makes us all different, the individual talents each of us bring to the table and the shared collaboration that is needed to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

We care about supporting a positive work environment; offering unique opportunities that encourage professionalism, teamwork and opportunities for growth.

We believe that details matter. Details drive deeper thinking and also build a greater sense of confidence from our community and within ourselves.

Our DEI Statement + Initiatives

Diversity fuels the spirit of our staff and community. Our commitment to equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience builds a culture where difference is valued, innovation thrives and adventure is accessible to all.

Our job as staff is to stay grounded in these initiatives and hold space for them through implementation, conversations and adaption. Perfectionism is not the goal; our work in the following areas is ongoing.

  • Staff Education + Engagement
  • Hiring Practices
  • Community Partnerships
  • Inclusion

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” - Audre Lorde