For the Spring of 2022, currently enrolled UW students & those with an active IMA Membership are able to purchase a day pass or Crags Quarterly Climb Pass.

Crags Climbing Center offers over 5,000 square feet of climbing area with 23 top rope stations up to 44 feet in height with ~15 configured for lead climbing. There is a dedicated bouldering area with an average of 40 routes up at any given time, and rope routes range in difficulty from 5.6 – 5.13 with boulders from V0 – V8+.

Register for Crags climbing classes and UWild trips & classes

UWild classes & trips

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

Crags Quarter Pass

Transitioning back from COVID-19 modified procedures

  • Masks are encouraged, but not required for all Individuals.
  • 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!

Spring quarter hours

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.

(Slackline & Bouldering)

2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

(Open Climbing Climbing)

Weekends 1p.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday & Revised Hours

  • *Climbing Competition Prep | April 11 – 15, Monday – Friday | CLOSED
  • *Rain City Send Climbing Comp | April 16th, Saturday | CLOSED for competition!
  • Memorial Day |May 30, Monday | 1 – 5pm
  • Finals Week | June 6 – 9, Monday – Thursday | 4 – 8pm
  • Summer Break | June 10 – 19, Fri – Sun | CLOSED
  • Summer Hours Begin: June 20, Monday

*Thanks for your patience while we work to reset the entire gym with new boulder problems and rope routes! Enjoy a brand new gym worth of fresh routes on Sunday, April 17th! 

Membership & daily rates

Crags Day Pass $4.00
Spring 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.


UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (


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

3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Questions about Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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