The climbing center is currently on summer break and is closed until the start of fall quarter for routesetting and general maintenance.

Who is eligible to use the Crags?

For the Fall of 2021, currently enrolled UW students & those with an active IMA Membership are able to purchase a day pass or Crags Quarterly Climb Pass.

Purchase your Crags Quarter Pass ahead of time and skip the line!

Crags Quarter Pass

Transitioning back from COVID-19 modified procedures

  • Masks are required for all Individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Personal water bottles are to be left in the Crags Lobby and no food is allowed.
  • Liquid chalk is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED
  • Crags lobby and high touch points will be cleaned at the end of every day!

About Crags

  • Over 5,000 square feet of climbing area.
  • 23 top rope stations up to 44 feet in height with ~15 configured for lead climbing.
  • Dedicated bouldering area with an average of 40 routes up at any given time.
  • Rope routes range in difficulty from 5.6 – 5.13 with boulders from V0 – V8+.


Monday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

(Slackline & Bouldering)

2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

(Open Climbing Climbing)

Weekends 1p.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday & Revised Hours

  • Summer Break | August 20th – Start of Fall Qt. | CLOSED
  • Saturday Closures | Sept. 25; Oct.16; Nov 6 & 13, Saturdays | CLOSED
  • Veteran’s Day | November 11, Thursday | 1 – 5pm
  • Thanksgiving Holiday | November 24, Wednesday | 3 – 8pm
  • Thanksgiving Holiday | Nov. 25 – 28, Thursday – Sunday | CLOSED
  • Finals Week | Dec. 13 – 16, Monday – Thursday | 4 – 8pm
  • Winter Break Closure | Dec. 17 – Jan. 2, Friday – Sunday | CLOSED

Climbing and UWild trips & classes

UWild classes & trips

Membership & daily rates

Crags Day Pass $4.00
Crags Quarter Pass $45.00
Crags Quarter Equipment Pass $25.00
Belay Exam $5.00

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 $6.99
Chalk Block $2.15
Asana Liquid “White Dirt” Chalk (NEW!) $9.91
Big Air XP Belay Device Package $35.18
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. 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.

Request Disability Services Office

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at:

Request Disability Resources for Students

Or the Disability Resources for Students Office at:


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

3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98195