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2018

Year Built

20,000

Square feet of climbing terrain

7,000

Square Feet of Bouldering

150

Boulders

OUR SEATTLE, WASHINGTON LOCATION IN SODO

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
8AM – 8PM
SUNDAY
8AM – 8PM

Holiday & Special Hours

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2024
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Independence Day
Thursday, July 4, 2024
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 2, 2024
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2024
Closed
Black Friday
Friday, Nov. 29, 2024
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2024
Closed
Christmas Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2024
Closed
New Years Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
New Years Day
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2025
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

YOGA SCHEDULE

Free to Members – offered daily!

CLIMBING CLASSES

Join us for a variety of classes.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

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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!

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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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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

Stacey Schiefelbein
Stacey Schiefelbein
14:54 08 Jul 24
First time bouldering at Momentum Indoor Climbing, and it was a fantastic experience! The staff was friendly and made the introduction to safe climbing quick and educational. The facility was clean, well-ventilated, and offered extensive options for learning how to boulder on your own. Highly recommend for beginners and experienced climbers alike!
Drew Crain
Drew Crain
13:24 08 Jul 24
Leah Breen
Leah Breen
21:25 02 Jul 24
Great gym. Really appreciate the variety of routes, how clean and modern it is (especially compared to SBP), how it's never packed (again, SBP), and the natural light. I love that the cardio equipment is in a separate room so you're not breathing chalk. Their huge yoga studio is a plus too. I wish the weight area had more machines and equipment, especially an assisted pull-up machine. I'd also love if they offered group fitness classes. I used to climb at Movement Crystal City and they had fantastic 30 min core classes that they did in the yoga studio and a 30 min total body class that they did in the weight area. If Momentum started offering those and improved the weight area equipment, I'd consider becoming a member instead of using punch passes. Also, they desperately need to replace their yoga mats. I’ve done a lot of yoga classes and have never used mats that smelled so bad/were so dirty.EDIT: Apparently they replaced their yoga mats in May 2024. I last took a class just before that. Glad they have new mats!
joal eubank
joal eubank
16:50 30 Jun 24
Sameer “Sam” Ansari
Sameer “Sam” Ansari
15:31 15 Jun 24
Been going here for 2 years now, amazing place, great friendly staff, clean and maintained gym. Nothing to complain about
Rocco Almanza
Rocco Almanza
16:14 13 Jun 24
Awesome facility, very clean, nice ambiance and great routes.
Logan N
Logan N
15:10 12 Jun 24
Very helpful staff, creative routes, good route setting schedule, not too crowded.
Drew Byron
Drew Byron
14:26 04 Jun 24
Great facilities and setting.
James G
James G
04:12 30 May 24
Dalynn Berry
Dalynn Berry
16:58 27 May 24
Zoe Braun
Zoe Braun
17:32 22 May 24
I love this gym- clean & comfortable facility with fun routes for every skill level, kind staff, and somehow it never feels overwhelmingly crowded. What more could you ask for??
Brendan Winter
Brendan Winter
22:57 19 May 24
Good use of technical moves in easier climbs, makes for an accessible and fun experience. 😎
Andrea Martinez
Andrea Martinez
04:34 13 May 24
Satyajit Patil
Satyajit Patil
04:22 10 May 24
Clean gym. Friendly staff who set great routes which regularly change. A gem.
Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray
17:22 06 May 24
BreeAnna Lasher
BreeAnna Lasher
01:22 12 Apr 24
Great climbing gym. Very nice people. Love the routes they set. Not very crowded at all
Prashant Nand
Prashant Nand
20:27 06 Apr 24
Maayan Shalev
Maayan Shalev
14:50 04 Apr 24
Lily Yee
Lily Yee
02:03 01 Apr 24
The staff here are friendly. They have Groupon regularly. I am a fan of this place.I found the place well vented ( no strong feet smell). The place also had a hand washing station outside of the restrooms. There was hand sanitizer located in multiple places.There are lockers ( make a password) and cubbies on the gym floor.The gym area is in the back corner. There is a cardio room.The parking lot is a one way, I found it a little tight.
Brandon Shewbert
Brandon Shewbert
15:43 18 Mar 24
Great gym for all ages and abilities. Amazing environment and well suited to help anyone who wants to learn how to climb. My family went and had a fantastic time. I can't recommend this gym enough.
Nathan
Nathan
01:20 04 Mar 24
Really fun gym! Has great routes with a wide variety in skill level. They always have at least one slab climb too which is awesome. Climbers here are really nice and children aren't allowed to be disruptive or unruly unlike other gyms I've been to. Membership benefits are great as well, far better than I've seen anywhere else, especially with renewing guest passes. Definitely a great place to call a home gym.
Chelsea Westcott
Chelsea Westcott
01:39 28 Jan 24
Love this place! Great to also have a weightlifting area. I like the rotation of routes. Just long enough to master some before being presented with new challenges. Love the diversity of routes and layout of the place. The staff are extra amazing and knowledgeable. I have enjoyed the classes I've taken and have come a long ways in just a year! Really loved the in-house competition and hope there is another one coming!
Emma W
Emma W
06:14 25 Aug 23
Had a great time at this gym. I picked Momentum to visit on vacation amongst the sea of Seattle climbing gyms because they had a Groupon. My partner and I visited on a weekday morning and it was super quiet, only maybe 10-15 people in the whole gym plus some summer camp kids.The gym isn't huge, but had a good variety of wall types and styles of climbs. I thought the grading was a bit inconsistent but the setting was fun so I didn't really care. I particularly enjoyed the top out boulders, which I haven't had much experience with. Everything was super clean and the grimy foot smell typical to climbing gyms was minimal.The weightlifting and cardio areas were also spacious and well equipped for both climbing-specific and more general strength workouts. They had a huge selection of bands and even had two 15kg barbells, a rare find.
Native Paws
Native Paws
18:10 16 Nov 22
We had a great first climbing experience! The walls were suitable for beginners and they offer routes for advanced climbers as well. The facility was large, clean and not too crowded when we went at 6-7pm on Tuesday. The only reason I gave four stars was because the man at the front desk was rude. Yelling at us to watch the video while the other front desk person was still checking us in, and gave me attitude when I asked for shoes…? I’m sorry I’m new here… I understand we all have bad days but that is not how you should treat paying customers.
Tobias Gelston
Tobias Gelston
16:27 11 Sep 22
My son and I took the beginning class and then spent another hour climbing on our own. Ashley taught a great class and we had fun working afterwards on our own. The difficulty system is easy to understand and there is lots of variation around the facility. We will definitely be back
Phil
Phil
22:18 04 Sep 22
Nice bouldering only gym, it is not the biggest but is big enough. The mats are quite firm, to a point where I felt uneasy topping out (which is about 1/3 of the gym) or climbing to the top of these walls . Many of the routes are 1-move wonders, which is not ideal. The routes tend to be more dynamic, lots of big moves. The workout area seems nice and a great place for exercise beyond climbing. It was extremely empty, talking to a few others it seems it never really gets busy, which is a huge plus (looking at you SBP). Overall, I enjoyed my day visit
Jade Chan
Jade Chan
04:23 25 Aug 22
Fantastic facilities, great climbs, plenty of free parking, super clean, not crowded. There's a study area, gym, climbing, showers, lockers - I can easily come and spend all day here. Only thing that can be improved is the customer service. I came here for the first time on Saturday, and the staff member that checked me in seemed so disinterested in sharing info - and just pointed me towards the video introduction on the tv.
Amanda Jackson
Amanda Jackson
04:50 27 Jul 22
We had a wonderful experience at Momentum. My husband, brother-in-law (experienced climbers) and I (a complete newbie) spent about two hours on a range of courses that were a great fit (and a fun challenge) for our whole group. The staff was friendly, the facility was well-maintained and comfortable, and the onboarding/welcome experience was simple and straightforward. Would recommend to anyone, for a fun day or a longer term membership.
Paul Kim
Paul Kim
18:27 17 Jun 22
I have many great things to say about this gym. The facility is spacious, clean, and very well maintained. More importantly, I feel as though the setting is top notch and very well thought out. I genuinely find it impressive that the setters (M & M) are able to put up such high quality problems week after week, and I know that a lot of the climbers that frequent the gym are very grateful to have access to such an amazing facility. I hope this gym continues to thrive and many thanks to the staff and setters for their hard work.
Katie King
Katie King
06:29 06 Jun 22
Bouldering class exceeded expectations. Andrew was awesome and made it a great experience to approach learning to boulder for the first time ever. Will be back on the regular, can’t wait to climb! Clean gym, professional staff. Thank you!
Chris Hu
Chris Hu
03:34 31 May 22
A clean and excellent facility, friendly staff, fun routes! I signed up the two-week pass that include the intro class, unlimited access in two weeks, and free rental shoes and chalk bags. Super affordable price.I've been to other place in town and it was crowded and smelly. Here I definitely had a great experience! The routes were not too crowded. For beginners, they also provided different styles routes. The routes were not too high, but were challenging enough for you do work out.Lastly, they value a lot to safety. The facility offers plenty safe down climbing anchors for beginners, and their routes are not very high compared to the other climbing facility in town. It helps a lot for me as a beginner.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Recommend
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. One downside is the mats hold on to the chalk which sticks to your shoes and are stiffer than other gym's mats. However, I see staff cleaning them regularly to reduce the first issue. They have AC and are typically less crowded than other nearby gyms. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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