Can I use the climbing walls at the Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park?

South Climbing Plaza

Anyone may use the climbing wall and boulder in the South Climbing Plaza at our Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. The South Climbing Plaza may be reserved for exclusive use, so please check the calendar for availability. Rules for using this facility are online and posted in the plaza. No gear is provided, so bring your own!

To reserve the South Climbing Plaza for a non-Mountaineers event, please contact Magnuson Park directly.

North Climbing Plaza

The facilities at the north end of our Program Center are for specialized use of our Aid & Big Wall and advanced rescue courses. The North Plaza may only be used via a Climbing Committee sponsored activity. It is reserved for such use via the committee room reservation process just as for any other committee use of the Seattle Program Center facilities.

Indoor Climbing Walls in Goodman Hall

The indoor climbing walls in Goodman Hall may be used by Mountaineers members Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so long as the room is not in use—check the calendar for availability. When you arrive at the Program Center, please check in at the front desk in the Office & Bookstore. Top ropes are provided, but please bring your own personal climbing gear. Rules for using this facility are online and posted in Goodman Hall.

Open Climb Nights are typically held every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from October to April. They are supervised by one of our climb leaders. Top ropes, harnesses and belay devices are provided, but members and guests are encouraged to bring their own personal climbing gear. If you are not an experienced belayer, we encourage you to register for one of our Learn to Belay classes prior to attending an Open Climb Night. Rules for using this facility are online and posted in Goodman Hall.

Use of the climbing walls in Goodman Hall outside of the hours listed above may only be done via a Climbing Committee sponsored activity. It is reserved for such use via the committee room reservation process just as for any other committee use of the Seattle Program Center facilities.

Climbing Walls in the Basement

There are climbing training facilities in the basement that may only be used via a Climbing Committee sponsored activity. It is reserved for such use via the committee room reservation process just as for any other committee use of the Seattle Program Center facilities. This facility may be opened for more broad use in the future. Please check back.

If you have more questions or want to use our indoor climbing wall outside of regular business hours, start a private discussion to inquire about permission and availability.