Top 10 Climbing Gyms of Washington

In 2024, Bouldering with Joel conducted a survey of over 5,600 public reviews in order to determine the top 10 climbing gyms of Washington. Bloc Yard Bouldering, Climb Tacoma and the Poplar location of the Seattle Bouldering Project are among the top gyms of the area. Want to learn about the other 14 climbing gyms…

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In 2024, Bouldering with Joel conducted a survey of over 5,600 public reviews in order to determine the top 10 climbing gyms of Washington. Bloc Yard Bouldering, Climb Tacoma and the Poplar location of the Seattle Bouldering Project are among the top gyms of the area.

Want to learn about the other 14 climbing gyms that didn’t quite make the top 10? You can read about them in our articles “2024 Climbing Gyms Near Me: Southern Washington” and “2024 Climbing Gyms Near Me: Southern Washington“.

10. Bloc Yard Bouldering – Spokane, Washington

Bloc Yard Bouldering is located at 233 East Lyons in Spokane, Washington. Nearly 200 public reviews found this rock gym to have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Lisa Viltz, wrote “I’ve probably climbed at ~30 gyms across the country, and bloc yard might be my #1 favorite.”.

Some amenities of this rock-climbing gym include 4,500 square feet of climbing terrain, a campus board, general fitness equipment and more.

Pricing for this climbing gym is as follows: $17 for a day pass, $145 for a 10 Punch Pass, $64 for a monthly membership (with a 3-month commitment) and $599 for an annual membership. Reduced pricing is available for students, military, first responders, families and teachers.

9. Climb Tacoma – Tacoma, Washington

Climb Tacoma is located at 102 South 24th Street in Tacoma, Washington. Over 225 public reviews found this climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Teddy Garcia wrote that this rock gym has “Plenty of routes with varying skill level.”.

A few amenities of this facility include a moon board, a campus board, crack wall, 5,000 square feet of bouldering walls, general fitness equipment and a ping pong table.

Rates for this rock gym are as follows: $18 for a day pass, $150 for a 10 Punch Pass, $60 for a monthly membership and $600 for an annual membership. If you are a child or student, be sure to ask about what discounts are available to you.

Some perks of opting for a membership over a day or punch pass at this climbing gym include a 10% discount in the gear shop, one free guest pass per month, unlimited first time guest passes, free rentals and free clinics.

8. Seattle Bouldering Project (Fremont) – Seattle, Washington

The Fremont location of the Seattle Bouldering Project can be found at 3535 Interlake Avenue North in Seattle, Washington. Over 250 public reviews found this rock climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, BreeAnna Lasher, wrote “All the routes are always so fun and challenging!”.

Some features of this rock gym include a yoga studio, a weight room, a locker room with showers, a gear shop, bouldering walls and more.

Prices for this climbing gym are: $25 for a day pass, $210 for a 10 Punch Pass, $95 (plus a $50 initiation fee) for a monthly membership and $1050 for an annual membership. Discounts are available to youth and young adults.

A few benefits of choosing a membership at this rock climbing gym include access to all Bouldering Project locations, free climbing progression classes, a 10% discount in the gear shop, free yoga classes, free fitness classes, two free guest passes per month and access to members only events.

7. Edgeworks Climbing – Bellevue, Washington

Edgeworks Climbing is located at 15600 Northeast 8th Street Suite C-1 in Bellevue, Washinton. Over 310 public reviews found this rock gym to have an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Dale Burks wrote, “Great place to work out, dump energy, or hang out with family and friends and climb”.

A few amenities of this rock climbing gym include 30,000 square feet of climbing, a yoga studio, general fitness equipment, locker rooms with showers, a gear shop and more.

Rates for this climbing gym are as follows: $24 for a day pass, $216 for a 10 Punch Pass and $90 (plus a $50 initiation fee) for a monthly membership. Reduced pricing is available for students, couples, family and military members.

Some benefits of choosing a membership at this facility include access to all Edgeworks Climbing facilities, free yoga classes, free fitness classes, discounts in the gear shop and more.

6. Vertical World – Seattle, Washington

Vertical World is infamous for opening the very first rock climbing gym in the United States back in 1987. Their Seattle location can be found at 2330 West Commodore Way. Over 550 public reviews found this climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Christian Skoorsmith, wrote “If you’re looking for indoor climbing in Seattle, this is probably the best locale.”.

Some features of these climbing gyms include summer camps, yoga instruction, bouldering walls, roped climbing and more.

Pricing for this rock gym are as follows: $23 for a day pass, $190 for a 10 Punch Pass and $87 per month (plus a $50 initiation fee) for a monthly membership. Reduced pricing is available for youth.

Some perks of opting for a membership over a day or punch pass include access to all Vertical World locations, two free guest passes per month, a 10% discount on retail items and discounted classes.

5. Cirque Climbing – Lacey, Washington

Cirque Climbing is located at 8276 28th Court Northeast in Lacey, Washington. Nearly 400 public reviews found this rock climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Larkin Place wrote “Great versatility and challenges for all skill levels.”.

A few features of this rock gym include 3,500 square feet of bouldering terrain, 11,000 square feet of roped climbing, 46 top rope stations, 26 lead anchors, private coaching and more.

Prices for Cirque Climbing are: $24 for a day pass, $105 for a 5 Punch Pass, $77 for a monthly membership and $770 for an annual membership. If you are a college student, military member or a senior, be sure to ask about what discounts are available to you.

4. The Source Climbing Center – Vancouver, Washington

The Source Climbing Center can be found at 1118 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington. Nearly 400 public reviews found this facility to have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Jenn W, wrote “Out family really wanted to try out rock climbing, and we had heard good things about source. I am so glad we decided to give them a shot.”.

Some features of this climbing gym include a gear shop, 24 top rope stations (with 75 routes), 15 lead anchors (with 30 routes), bouldering walls (with 60 problems), a tread wall and general fitness equipment.

Rates for this rock gym is as follows: $18 for a day pass, $150 for a 10 Punch Pass, $59 per month (plus a $34 initiation fee) for a monthly membership and $606 for an annual membership. Discounts are available for students and families.

3. Edgeworks Climbing – Seattle, Washington

The Seattle location of Edgeworks Climbing can be found at 2839 Northwest Market Street. Nearly 550 public reviews found this rock climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Jacob Camp wrote “… problems rotate at a great cadence with enough time to solve them but not get board with them.”.

Some amenities of this rock gym include 17,500 square feet of climbing terrain, roped climbing, bouldering walls, an outdoor climbing wall, a weight room, showers and yoga classes.

Prices for this climbing gym is as follows: $22 for a day pass, $198 for a 10 Punch Pass and $82 (plus a $50 initiation fee) for a monthly membership. Reduced pricing is available to students, families and military.

A few perks of choosing a membership over a day or punch pass include access to all Edgeworks Climbing, free yoga classes, free fitness classes, guest passes, discounts in the gear shop and more.

2. Seattle Bouldering Project (Poplar) – Seattle, Washington

The Poplar location of the Seattle Bouldering Project can be found at 900 Poplar Plaza South in Seattle, Washington. Nearly 630 public reviews found this rock gym to have an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. One reviewer, Derek Herman wrote, “The largest bouldering gym in Seattle.”.

A few amenities of this rock climbing gym include yoga instruction, general fitness equipment, bouldering walls, youth instruction and more.

Rates for this climbing gym are as follows: $25 for a day pass, $210 for a 10 Punch Pass, $95 (plus a $50 initiation fee) and $1050 for an annual membership. Discounts are available to youth.

Some advantages of opting for a membership at this facility include access to all Bouldering project locations (yes, even the ones that are out of state!), free yoga classes, free fitness classes, a 10% discount on retail items and two free guest passes per month.

1. Momentum – Sodo, Washington

The Sodo location of Momentum can be found at 2759 1st Avenue South in Seattle, Washington. Over 630 public reviews found this rock climbing gym to have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Reviewer Chelsea Westcott wrote “I like the rotation of routes. Just long enough to master some before being presented with new challenges.”.

A few features of this rock gym include 20,000 square feet of climbing terrain (7,000 of which is bouldering), over 150 boulders, general fitness equipment and more.

Pricing for this climbing gym is as follows: $25 for a day pass, $209 for a 10 Punch Pass, $84 (plus a $59) for a monthly membership and $999 for an annual membership. If you are a couple or a family, be sure to ask about what discounts are available to you.

Some perks of choosing a membership at this rock gym include two free guest passes per month.

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