Momentum SODO

 
 
 

2018

Year Built

20,000

Square feet of climbing terrain

7,000

Square Feet of Bouldering

150

Boulders

WELCOME

Momentum’s bouldering and training gym in Seattle’s South Downtown (SODO) area!
SODO bouldering gym offers 20,000 sq ft of bouldering! We have you covered for all your vertical needs. We also offer a fully equipped training, weight lifting and cardio area to meet all your fitness goals. Become part of Momentum today and create lasting friendships, learn something new, and help us build our local climbing community together.

SODO CLIMBING GYM HOURS

REGULAR HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY
6AM – 10PM
SATURDAY
10AM – 10PM
SUNDAY
10AM – 8PM

Holiday & Special Hours

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 5, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
Closed
Black Friday
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022
Closed
Christmas Day
Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022
Closed
New Years Eve
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
New Years Day
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

YOGA SCHEDULE

Free to Members – offered daily!

CLIMBING CLASSES

Join us for a variety of classes.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Learn more about our memberships!

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What's the Difference Between Bouldering / Top Rope / Lead Climbing?

Bouldering is climbing up to 15ft (in gym) off the ground without the use of ropes or climbing gear. Pads are provided throughout the bouldering areas and participation in a Safety Orientation is required prior to climbing. This type of climbing is available to climbers of any skill level and does not require a partner. 

Top Roping is climbing up to 50ft (in gym) on a rope that is already attached to the top of the wall while being belayed by a certified partner below. This type of climbing is available to climbers of any skill level and requires a partner(s). Belay certification is required prior to climbing. Belay Classes are offered daily, visit a location’s “classes” page for more information or to sign up.

Lead Climbing refers to climbing on our full height walls in areas that do not already have a rope attached at the top. Unlike Top Roping, Lead climbers must bring the rope with them as they progress up the wall. Leading is an advanced form of climbing and not recommended until you have a strong Top Rope climbing foundation. Lead Certification is required prior to leading in our gyms. Classes are offered several times a month at our rope gyms, please review the requirements prior to signing up for this class on a location’s “classes” page.

  • Please note:
    • Momentum Lehi, SODO, and Silver Street are Bouldering Only gyms.
      Momentum Millcreek, Sandy, and Katy offer both Rope Climbing and Bouldering.
    • We do not allow anyone other than Momentum employees to provide belay instruction inside our gyms. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • All visitors are required to fill out a waiver, including spectators.

  • Climbers must watch a bouldering orientation video prior to climbing.

    • If you know how to boulder, simply visit the Front Desk to get started.

    • If you do not know how to boulder, we recommend you sign up for our Learn To Climb Class! (Price includes day pass + rentals)

  • Exercise equipment use is first come first serve.

  • Climbing Shoes and chalk bag rentals are available at Front Desk.

    • Visit our Pro Shop for awesome retail deals!

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Check below for all the upcoming classes, events, and more!

Stay in the know

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CONTACT US

Looking to get in touch with our SODO staff? Find our contact info below or fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

2759 1st Ave S
Seattle, Washington
Phone: (206) 588-1510

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

Momentum Indoor Climbing SODO
4.8
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k i
k i
21:06 08 May 22
I had a fantastic experience here as a first time climber. The staff were all friendly and supportive. I took the... "Learn to Climb" class, which was helpful and a lot of fun.The facility was clean and easy to navigate. Lockers are free and easy to use. I'm excited to continue climbing with them!read more
Erik Skamser
Erik Skamser
06:29 29 Mar 22
Went to Momentum for the first time with my friend this evening and we had a wonderful time. As someone who works at a... climbing gym, I was impressed by this gym. At the gym I work at there is a lot of yard sailing that happens (people bringing more stuff than they need with him into the climbing areas) and it kinda bothers me. Tonight, other climbers were very respectful and I saw no yard sailing at all. The mats seemed a little firm to me and I felt a little uncomfortable with the possibility of taking falls. Overall, a high quality bouldering gym that isn't too busy.read more
Fernanda Musa
Fernanda Musa
14:00 28 Mar 22
Had a great experience climbing with my kids this past weekend. As usual the gym is amazing and there were problems for... all levels and abilities. The other members were encouraging and supportive of us. We had the best time!read more
Linh Tran
Linh Tran
17:30 26 Mar 22
Fantastic gym! Very clean, mostly never as crowded as other climbing gyms and the problems are technical and powerful!... Training area and fitness room are always clean and ready for use. Staff is friendly, you can see them climbing in-between too!read more
Paul Callo
Paul Callo
04:08 21 Mar 22
Great (fun and interesting) route setting. The gym is very clean with modern training tools and an exceptional fitness... area. There's also plenty of parking, especially for an urban Seattle location. Best of all, they are not forcing the staff to continue the mask charade.I've climbed at all the local gyms and momentum is my favorite bouldering spot in Western Washington.read more
JonnyBeoulve
JonnyBeoulve
02:16 30 Jan 22
I spent almost 30 minutes speaking with the staff here before climbing. They were not only friendly but insightful. I... found the place to be immaculately clean and well organized. As someone newer to bouldering, most of the routes were too difficult, but I found a few that were interesting and offered a healthy challenge. I highly recommend this place to any intermediate or advanced climbers and could tell they the more experienced climbers were having a good time. For beginners, Seattle Bouldering Project is a better place to start your journey.read more
Ari
Ari
18:29 10 Jan 22
No harnesses, bouldering only which is why 4 stars not 5. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Routes were diverse and... had a wide range of difficulty(V0-V16) the workout area was great and it has rings! The prices are a bit steep considering there are no auto belays. 28$ for a day pass w/ rentals, but you know beginners can only climb for like 45min, if that, so I wish it was more affordable.read more
Mike Sandefur
Mike Sandefur
20:15 19 Dec 21
Great check in experience as a first time visitor. The staff were friendly, the gym was well lit and clean. Best of... all was a great variety of routes that made for a great climbing session.read more
Cory Brubaker
Cory Brubaker
16:35 13 Dec 21
Really great facility. I've been to a handful of places in WA between Tacoma and Seattle and Momentum is by far my... favorite. The whole place is immaculate. The workout area has tons of top tier equipment. The staff was super friendly. Would definitely recommend for those that have never been climbing before. Looking forward to visiting again soon.read more
Elysian
Elysian
15:57 29 Nov 21
Had a lot of fun! It’s definitely a little more difficult than I expected but I had a blast, as did the rest of our... group. 10/10 Would Recommendread more
Desiree Cyr
Desiree Cyr
19:07 21 Nov 21
The staff are amazing in how they make you feel welcome. I find the rates to be reasonable and appreciate how they try... to offer more deals compared to other gyms so more people can come in. I feel like my fingers get strengthened on their sets. I'm in love with the spray wall set!Overall, even though it's out of my way to go to this gym versus another I find it worthwhile for the experience.read more
Jessica Boze
Jessica Boze
14:24 29 Oct 21
This was my first time ever stepping into a climbing gym so I have nothing like that to compare it to. I have been to... many gyms though. I had a great experience here! The person at the front desk was kind and helpful. If you are new to bouldering I highly recommend either working with their instructors or having a very experienced friend to guide you. This is not like many other indoor gym workouts where someone can set up your equipment real quick or give you a short few minutes explanation to get you going. It’s worth it though. The feeling you get when you actually reach the top of the wall is amazing (until you realize you have to climb back down, ha! But don’t worry they’ve got these cool rings for that!)If you’ve ever been curious about bouldering go to this place. Then go enjoy a beer at Seapine.read more
Chris Muller
Chris Muller
14:09 07 Oct 21
I went with my 2.5 year old daughter during an off time and they were very accommodating. Great service.
Luke Green
Luke Green
17:37 03 Oct 21
Great bouldering gym. Just wish they had a few more easy routes for smaller kids.
Fred Olander
Fred Olander
21:47 20 Aug 21
I went in today to work out. Said hello to the reception person who made eye contact saying nothing. I checked in and... began working out. Halfway through the reception person approached me in the weight area and said I had to have a mask on. Before I could even put one on I asked if it was posted thinking I missed it when two other people started ragging on me for not wearing a mask. The staff person did nothing to de-escalate this.I just quietly collected my things since the employee did nothing to manage this public shaming. Upon walking out I noted the only sign was posted below the counter and not in any site line or on the door. Calmly and politely her why she said nothing as I checked in she said “i couldn’t tell you weren’t wearing a mask since you have facial hair”, I cannot believe that weak excuse.This gym supports public shaming and is not a safe place for me to work out.read more
carrieg0g0
carrieg0g0
01:49 17 Aug 21
Staff was super friendly and helped set me up for my first climbing experience. Can't wait to go back.
Anne Kokotis
Anne Kokotis
22:45 13 Aug 21
I really enjoy going to this gym! People are friendly and routes are generally fun and accessible. My only suggestion... would be I'd like to see more difficult slab routes!Edit: wanted to also add, after experiencing a different bouldering gym, that Momentum is so clean and doesn’t smell bad!read more
Tyler Egashira
Tyler Egashira
03:46 05 Aug 21
Great small workout equipment set off in the corner. It has been forever since I climbed or bouldered, it was a great... workout. I really liked the place. Parking was great and easily accessible. Rates are reasonable for a climbing gym of this size with an equipment set.Has a great hydration area and people understand routing and not to cross routes. It was very pleasant.read more
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