Recreational Sports Programs


Welcome to the UW Climbing Program. We are dedicated to providing opportunity, access, and education to the UW climbing culture.

We offer multiple climbing facilities and a host of programs and classes aimed at introducing and or enhancing the climbing experience. Take a look around our portion of the website and give us a call with any questions. Thanks.

-Matt Jensen, Climbing Program Manager

Climbing Facilities on Campus

  1. IMA Crags Climbing Center – One of the largest climbing facilities on a university campus.
  2. Husky Rock – The first climbing structure on a university campus, built in 1975. Located outside on the south side of Husky Stadium.
  3. The Climbery –  A space for classes, training, and competitions.

Climbing Programs

  1. IMA Crags Instruction – offers a variety of classes and clinics for the first time climber to the seasoned veteran.
  2. Climbing Club – Meet fellow UW climbers. The club focuses on Mountaineering, scrambling, rock and alpine climbing, ice climbing and backcountry skiing.
  3. Climbing Team – Compete in local and regional climbing competitions.
  4. Setters’ School – Learn the art of setting quality climbing gym routes.
  5. Guided Climbing – Opportunity for those to experience climbing prior to taking a introductory course.