For the Fall 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

*Make sure to press the “Complete Order” button on the final page (after completing the payment) or your pass won’t be added to your profile

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 Water Bottle Area near the door
  • No food is allowed.
  • Liquid chalk is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
  • Crags lobby and high touch points will be cleaned at the end of every day!

Autumn 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.

Weekends 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday & Revised Hours

  • Pre-Autumn Cleaning & Maintenance | August 19 – Sept 27 | CLOSED
  • Autumn Hours Begin | September 28, Wednesday | Opening @ 3pm
  • Home Football Game Day | October 15, Saturday | CLOSED
  • Home Football Game Day | November 4, Friday | CLOSED
  • Veteran’s Day | November 11, Friday | 1 – 5 pm
  • Home Football Game Day | November 19, Saturday | CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving Holiday | November 23, Wednesday | 3 – 8pm
  • Thanksgiving Holiday | November 24-27, Thursday-Sunday | CLOSED
  • Finals Week | December 12-15, Monday-Thursday | 4 – 8pm
  • Winter Break Closure | December 16-January 2, Friday-Monday | CLOSED

Membership & daily rates

Crags Day Pass $4.00
Autumn Crags Quarter Pass $50.00
Crags Quarter Equipment Pass $25.00
Belay Exam $5.00

Equipment daily 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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