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  1. Free Foam - Stone Gardens Seattle

    Hello Cascade Climbers, We are replacing and upgrading our existing flooring starting on April 24th. As a result we will have a lot of foam and Dollamur (this is the red carpet you see in the gym, it is actually carpet glued to about 1 3/8" inch closed cell foam) We are going to recycle the foam but the Dollamur is not a recyclable product (since is two things glued together). If anyone would like either of these items they are free to have it. The Catch is that we will be removing it, putting it into dumpsters and getting rid of it right away. April 24th is the first day we start removing our old floor so if you want some you will need to get it that day. This is a phased project so there will be several more days of carpet removal for those that miss the first one. email seattle@stonegardens.com and we can fill you in more. Thanks, Stone Gardens Seattle NOTE: This is Open Cell foam pieces of various size, up to 5' x 6', and 2" to 4" thick. Think of the inside of a crash pad without the nylon cover. If you wanted to make a crash pad you would need to sew up your own nylon cover. You could make a great home gym floor but would need lots of the foam, time to cut and fit the foam to size, and possibly a carpet or nylon cover.
  2. Free Foam - Stone Gardens Seattle

    Free Foam Update: May 3rd is the next date that Foam will be available. If you are interested email us or stop by Thursday Morning. We filled the dumpsters and hauled them off to the recycler quick last time. Stop by before 10am for the best foam. Thanks, Stone Gardens Seattle
  3. Stone Gardens Drytool Wall

    Stone Gardens is proud to open our dry-tooling wall again! The routes are on our outdoor wall. Right now we have 3 routes M5-M7 and will get easier and harder routes up soon. Come lead or top-rope (must have passed our belay and/or lead/lead belay tests), rain or shine, night or day (bring a headlamp for night climbing!). Call the gym for more information at 206.781.9828. RULES: • Check in with front desk staff before climbing • Top rope belayers, lead climbers and belayers must have passed appropriate Stone Gardens Test • Climbers and belayers must wear helmets • Eye and face protection is strongly encouraged • Belayers must stand out of tool drop zone • Spectators must stand well away from wall • Be careful with tool placements, save the wall! • If wall becomes damaged from tools or boots we may have to put an end to dry tooling here • NO CRAMPONS ALLOWED • NO MOUNTAIN BOOTS ALLOWED • Please wear rock shoes or light approach shoes • Tool only on holds, do not tool into t-nut holes or plywood base plates • Do not hook arêtes • Refrain from dynamic placements • Report any rope damage or other incidents • Have fun!
  4. Climb-A-Thon Fund Raiser for Index

    Selkirk-Anyone in attendance at the event is STRONGLY encouraged to donate either by entering the competition anyways, buying raffle tickets, or just donating money to the WCC. The $30 competition fee and money from raffle tickets will all go to the WCC. Jibby- Sorry about the conflict of dates, but this has been in the works for quite some time. Maybe people can go to the Warehouse and then come up here?
  5. Climb-A-Thon Fund Raiser for Index

    Index Fundraiser Climb-A-Thon on 10/17/09 Hosted at Stone Gardens Climbing Gym 2839 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107 206.781.9828 www.stonegardens.com for more details The Climb-A-Thon- 5:30-8:30 Competitors will have 3 hours to climb as many boulder problems as possible. Each problem in the gym will be given a number and competitors will simply check that number off on their scorecard. All difficulty grades will be worth the same so everyone can compete! There will be prizes for the most number of problems climbed for male and female categories of Youth (under 18), Adult and Masters (40+)! Winners will be announced after the slideshow. Registration- starts at 4:30pm -All Competitors register the day of the competition and the pay $30 competition entry fee. -All Competitors will need to have a current Stone Gardens Waiver. Climbers under the age of 18 need to have their Waiver signed by a Parent or Legal Guardian. Raffle- All evening We will be selling raffle tickets throughout the evening for $5 each or 6 tickets for $25 or 15 tickets for $50. There will be lots of prizes to be won, so make sure to buy a bunch! Slideshow- 8:45-9:45 Local hardman Steve Swenson will be talking about a recent trip to India and cool routes in the Karakorum. Free beer for 21 years of age and older. Come to Stone Gardens on Saturday October 17, 2009 for the WCC official fundraising kick-off event to help purchase the Lower Town Wall at Index!
  6. SG Drytool Wall

    Stone Gardens is proud to open our dry-tooling wall again! The routes are on our outdoor wall. Right now we have 3 routes M5-M7 and will get easier and harder routes up soon. Come lead or top-rope (must have passed our belay and/or lead/lead belay tests), rain or shine, night or day (bring a headlamp for night climbing!). Call the gym for more information at 206.781.9828. RULES: • Check in with front desk staff before climbing • Top rope belayers, lead climbers and belayers must have passed appropriate Stone Gardens Test • Climbers and belayers must wear helmets • Eye and face protection is strongly encouraged • Belayers must stand out of tool drop zone • Spectators must stand well away from wall • Be careful with tool placements, save the wall! • If wall becomes damaged from tools or boots we may have to put an end to dry tooling here • NO CRAMPONS ALLOWED • NO MOUNTAIN BOOTS ALLOWED • Please wear rock shoes or light approach shoes • Tool only on holds, do not tool into t-nut holes or plywood base plates • Do not hook arêtes • Refrain from dynamic placements • Report any rope damage or other incidents • Have fun! Stay tuned for more info on dry tool events...
  7. SG Drytool Wall

    The Dry Tool Wall is now closed for the season. Thanks to everyone who came out and made use of it! We have new regular rock routes up, so come check them out!
  8. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    SEATTLE ICE FEST! December 13, 2008 5-10pm Stone Gardens 2839 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107 *Come demo tools from BD, Petzl and DMM! *Try different ice screws in a massive ice block! *Gear swap table- buy/sell/trade gear with other climbers! *Kegs from Maritime *Buy raffle tickets- tons of prizes! *All proceeds go to the Ryan Triplett Memorial Fund *Dry Tool comp! Qualifier and Finals routes. *Slideshow from Dylan Johnson and Chad Kellogg The fine print: -everyone in the gym must have a waiver signed -beer only for 21+: suggested donation for beer is $5
  9. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    Photos are up! http://stonegardens.com/images/IceFest2008/index.htm
  10. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    Thanks to everyone who made this event possible and who came out that night! Here are the Finals results and we will upload pictures to our site soon. Results Make sure to come back, we will be adding more routes on the outdoor wall soon!
  11. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    Stoke! The weather looks not so good this Sat, so come on down! We just ordered the Islander Pale ale and Nightwatch from Maritime. The route setters have some sick ideas, so it promises to be a great event. As Dave said, it's first come first serve to compete, so make sure you get here early to sign up! Call our front desk with any quesitons (206.781.9828)
  12. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    Good point Alex. I should have mentioned that if you are climbing in the finals, you cannot drink beer (until after you climb ). -SG
  13. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 5p-7p QUALIFIERS (To compete in the finals, you must qualify) 7p Slideshow/Tap the keg! ~8p FINALS! Top 10 men and women from qualifiers See you all there!
  14. Seattle Ice Fest- December 13, 2008

    Don, it is technically a free event, but everyone is strongly encouraged to buy raffle tickets, especially if you are doing the comp or drinking beer. The stuff we will be raffling is sweet and the money is going to the Access Fund, so hopefully folks won't be shy about buying tickets.
  15. Used Climbing Holds for Sale

    Stone Gardens is selling old climbing holds for $1.50 each. We have lots of them and some are in pretty decent shape. Stop by the gym and take a look, no shipping. If you want to buy a lot of holds contact the general manager at info@stonegardens.com and we can set something up. Thanks, Stone Gardens The Climbers Gym
  16. Front Desk & Routesetters Wanted

    Stone Gardens is hiring full & part time Front Desk Staff and Routesetters. Please visit our website for complete job listings at www.stonegardens.com and click on Employment. To apply or ask questions you can contact the General Manager at 206-781-9828 or email info@stonegardens.com. Thanks, Stone Gardens The Climbers Gym
  17. Stone Gardens Drytooling

    Stone Gardens is proud to open our dry-tooling wall to the public! The routes are on our outdoor wall. Right now we have M5-M7 and will get easier and harder routes up soon. Come lead or top-rope (must have passed our belay and/or lead/lead belay tests), rain or shine, night or day (bring a headlamp for night climbing!). Call the gym for more information at 206.781.9828. RULES: • Check in with front desk staff before climbing • Top rope belayers, lead climbers and belayers must have passed appropriate Stone Gardens Test • Climbers and belayers must wear helmets • Eye and face protection is strongly encouraged • Belayers must stand out of tool drop zone • Spectators must stand well away from wall • Be careful with tool placements, save the wall! • If wall becomes damaged from tools or boots we may have to put an end to dry tooling here • NO CRAMPONS ALLOWED • NO MOUNTAIN BOOTS ALLOWED • Please wear rock shoes or light approach shoes • Tool only on holds, do not tool into t-nut holes or plywood base plates • Do not hook arêtes • Refrain from dynamic placements • Report any rope damage or other incidents • Have fun!
  18. Stone Gardens Drytooling

    Just letting everyone know that we took down the drytool walls last Friday. Thanks to everyone who came out and gave it a go! We have already begun setting regular rock climbing routes out there, so make sure to come out and do some urban outdoor climbs!
  19. Stone Gardens Drytooling

    Semore, Thanks for the message. We are trying to keep pads grouped in certain areas yet leave a few pads free in each area to be moved around. When we put the drag pads in groups and velcro them together the accident rate goes way down. We are giving falling/spotting clinics now for boulderers who want to learn more on better falling and spotting techniques. Awareness of pad placement and having an active, trained spotter helps better manage the risk associated with falling. We have re-layered the foam in the drag pads so the softer foam is on the top layer (each pad has 3 different layers of foam). When the pads break in we will move the foam layers around again. When we had the gravel it was impossible to adequately remove the daily build up of dust. Air quality has greatly improved now that the padded flooring is in, the gravel is gone and we can vacuum up the chalk dust. However, loose chalk in chalk bags and chalk pots/buckets continues to be a significant source of airborn dust. If some climbers continue to use loose chalk we will need to become more assertive with our no loose chalk policy. It helps if climbers remove any loose chalk from their chalk bags before climbing in the gym. Hopefully, gym climbers will each take their share of responsibility for air quality seriously and use only chalk balls in their chalk bag. Thanks again for sharing your concerns. We will always strive to improve the gym for its climbers and be receptive to suggestions. Cheers, Bruce Andresen General Manager of Stone Gardens
  20. Stone Gardens Drytooling

    The holds are old regular gym holds (lots of pockets) and pieces of 2X4 with different in-cuts, but all are backed with plywood base-plates to protect the wall.
  21. Seattle Drytool Night

    Stone Gardens is proud to open our dry-tooling wall to the public! The routes are on our outdoor wall. Right now we have M5-M7 and will get easier and harder routes up soon. Come lead or top-rope (must have passed our belay and/or lead/lead belay tests), rain or shine, night or day (bring a headlamp for night climbing!). Call the gym for more information at 206.781.9828. RULES: • Check in with front desk staff before climbing • Top rope belayers, lead climbers and belayers must have passed appropriate Stone Gardens Test • Climbers and belayers must wear helmets • Eye and face protection is strongly encouraged • Belayers must stand out of tool drop zone • Spectators must stand well away from wall • Be careful with tool placements, save the wall! • If wall becomes damaged from tools or boots we may have to put an end to dry tooling here • NO CRAMPONS ALLOWED • NO MOUNTAIN BOOTS ALLOWED • Please wear rock shoes or light approach shoes • Tool only on holds, do not tool into t-nut holes or plywood base plates • Do not hook arêtes • Refrain from dynamic placements • Report any rope damage or other incidents • Have fun!
  22. Jr. Team Assistant Coach Description: Stone Gardens Junior Climbing Team is an ongoing program for climbers ages 9-19. The coach's focus will be on improving the climber's technique, fitness, confidence and overall performance in preparation for the seasonal USA Climbing competitions. Primary Duties and responsibilities: Passion for climbing and be willing to share it with others. Maintain a safe and fun learning environment. Help run age-appropriate activities that motivate and engage kids to facilitate personal growth. Basic computer skills. Strong leader and communicator. Create and implement team workouts. Instill good climbing values and safety. Provide moral, emotional and physical support to team members. Qualifications: Preference given to those with experience working with children, coaching experience, competition climbing experience and current CPR/First Aid training. Applicants must be over 18 and are subject to Washington State Patrol background check. DATES & TIMES: Must be available Tuesday & Thursday 3:45p - 7:15p from September - July. Applicant must be willing to attend competitions in the state and out of state. TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, work and climbing résumé with references to Jeremy Bowler, Junior Program Director 2839 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107 jeremy@stonegardens.com 206.781.9828
  23. Jr. Team Asst. Coach Postion at Stone Gardens

    Position filled.
  24. Summer Job at Stone Gardens

    Summer Camp Instructors Wanted Stone Gardens is hiring instructors for our 2007 Summer Camp. Candidates must enjoy working with kids and have outdoor climbing experience. General Description: Applicants should have teaching experience, an energetic personality and be able to teach safe climbing practices to children. Specific Responsibilities: • Maintain a safe and fun learning environment. • Help run age-appropriate activities that motivate and engage kids to facilitate personal growth. • Teach knot-tying, lead and top rope belaying and teamwork to a variety of ages. • Set up and take down anchors and top ropes on our outdoor climbing days. • Work well as a team member with other instructors and the summer camp director. Desired Qualifications: Preference given to those with professional teaching experience, current Wilderness First Responder and/or First Aid and CPR certification. Other relevant experience includes prior work with climbing camps, other summer camps and high ropes course work. All applicants must be over 18 and are subject to Washington State Patrol background check. When: Must be available from June 18-August 31 (includes staff training prior to first week of camp). Work will be Monday-Friday and between 36-40 hours per week. Pay: D.O.E. To Apply: Please send cover letter, work and climbing résumé with references to Shawn at: shawn@stonegardens.com or drop off at front desk. 2839 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107 206.781.9828
  25. Summer Job at Stone Gardens

    Bump. Position still available.
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