Outdoor Equipment Rental

Equipment Rental Locations:

For your convenience, we issue equipment out of two areas:

The Gear Garage

Equipment List and Pricing (printable)
**prices subject to change


Rentals end 15 minutes to closing

Summer Quarter (June 10 – August 18)
Monday – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday – By Appointment Only
Wednesday – By Appointment Only
Thursday- 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday- 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Revised Hours
Closed – June 24, July 4, September 1-4

Crags Climbing Center

Equipment List and Pricing (printable)
**prices subject to change
Hours found here (Rentals end 15 minutes before closing)


For rentals outside of normal operating hours, please contact:

The Crags – Garrett Genereux at or 206.616.1143
The Gear Garage – or 206.685.0869

**Appointments must be scheduled no later than 24 hours in advance, during open hours.**


Students receive 50% off the faculty/staff/UW Department rate. To receive the student discount, the renter must be currently enrolled in classes at the Seattle campus, or have a student IMA membership. The student must be present at the time of rental to receive the discount.

Prices listed do not include Sales Tax.

Rental Procedures

  1. All renters must complete a Rental Agreement form Printable Rental Agreement. Arriving with a signed form will greatly expedite the rental process. Please read through the entire document before signing.
  2. Please bring a Husky/IMA Membership card and a valid photo I.D.
  3. A credit card is needed for the deposit.
  4. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and personal checks. NO CASH
  5. Please allow 20-30 minutes for the rental process. Fitting bikes, backpacks, and other items may take up to 60 minutes. Bike rentals end 15 minutes before closing.
  6. Ask the attendant how to avoid late fees, cleaning charges and repair fees.
  7. Return the items to the area in which they were checked out. Returns are NOT accepted at the IMA membership desk, or the WAC boat rental window during summer hours.

Rental Policies

  1. Equipment rental is not open to the public, or Alumni.
  2. Renters are not charged for pick up and drop off days (example: pick up Friday return Monday is the Weekend Rate).
  3. The student discount is only applied to the first item when multiple of the same item are rented (example: If two ice axes are rented, the student discount is applied to the first ice axe and not the second). Each additional item will be charged the higher rate.
  4. Reservations are available by phone with a credit card deposit. Cancellation of a reservation made on the day of pickup is charged 50% of the rental cost. Reservations that are not picked up by the specified day are charged the full rental cost.
  5. Full payment is due at time of pick-up.
  6. A credit card deposit is required to rent equipment.
  7. Renters are responsible for all damages, lost equipment and cleaning.
  8. All equipment must be returned clean and dry. Items in need of cleaning are charged a cleaning fee of $15.00 per hour.
  9. Equipment returned late is charged at flat $25 fee, plus the 1-overnight rate will be applied to each item for each day they are overdue.
  10. Lost items are charged the retail value of the item.
  11. A rental agreement must be completed by each person to receive the student discount.
  12. Spouses of faculty/staff/students must have a current IMA membership to access rental equipment.

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