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Crags Climbing Center is on the main floor of the IMA, near the large cardio fitness room.

Who is eligible to use the Crags?

  • Currently enrolled UW Seattle students.
  • Currently enrolled UW Bothell and Tacoma students with a current IMA Membership.
  • UW Seattle faculty and staff. Please note that non-IMA members will pay an IMA single-use fee in addition to the Climbing Center fees.
  • Anyone with a current IMA membership (spouses, domestic partners, plus-one members)
  • The Crags is NOT open to the public or guests of IMA Members.

Students and UW employees can purchase Crags memberships online

Climbing Membership

About Crags

  • Over 5,000 square feet of climbing area.
  • 23 top rope stations up to 44 feet in elevation with ~15 set up for lead climbing.
  • Dedicated bouldering area with an average of 40 routes up at any given time.
  • Routes are reset on a weekly basis, so you will always find something new.
  • Rope routes range in difficulty from 5.6 – 5.13 with boulders from V0 – V8+.

*Regular Hours

Please note, CRAGS will be CLOSED Rain City Send Prep from 3pm Sunday Feb. 23rd through Saturday Feb. 29th! Enjoy a gym of entirely new routes on Sunday March 1st! 

Monday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Bouldering & Slackline only)
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Open Climbing resumes)
Weekends 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 Holiday & Revised Hours:

  • New Year’s 2020 | January 1-5, Wednesday – Sunday | CLOSED
  • MLK Day | January 20, Monday  | 1pm – 5pm
  • President’s Day | February 17th, Monday | 1pm – 5pm
  • Rain City Send Comp Prep| February 23th – 29th, Sunday @ 3pm – Saturday | CLOSED
  • Finals Week | March 16 – 19, Monday – Thursday | 4pm – 8pm
  • Spring Break | March 20 – 29, Friday – Sunday | CLOSED

Class Tree Updated

Climbing and UWild trips and classes

UWild classes & trips

Membership and daily rates

Crags Day Pass $3.50
Crags Quarter Pass (*Winter) $41.50
Crags Quarter Equipment Pass $25.00
Belay Exam $5.00

*Price is reduced for this quarter because Crags will be CLOSED for one week in preparation our annual Climbing Comp, the Rain City Send!

Students and UW Employees can purchase Crags memberships online

Climbing Membership

Equipment rental rates

Chalk bag $1.10
Harness $2.75
Shoes $3.85
Combo (harness/shoes) $4.95

Merchandise for purchase

Mojo Chalk bag $18.66
Chalk Cartel reusable chalk sock $6.45
Chalk Block $2.15
Big Air XP Belay Device Package $35.18
ReVolt Headlamp $39.60
Cosmo Headlamp $19.78
 8b+ Brush  $8.53
“How to Climb” Book $4.39

Sales tax added where applicable.

You will need your UW Husky ID card (students & faculty/staff) or IMA membership card.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Husky Cards as a form of payment.  We do not accept cash.

Questions About Accessibility?

The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. UW Recreation encourages everyone to participate in our department offerings; please contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at for more information on how to get involved. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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Crags Climbing Center is inside the IMA, on the main floor near the large cardio fitness room.

3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98195