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Momentum SODO to Open September 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Allured
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Momentum™ Indoor Climbing opens its sixth location and first gym in Seattle Momentum SODO Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The 19,200 square-foot bouldering gym is located at 2759 First Ave. South and features 7,000 sq. ft. of bouldering and a 4,500 square foot fitness deck for cross-training, a yoga studio, locker rooms and a social/workspace area. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Guests can enjoy climbing, a DJ, raffles, food trucks, and craft beer offerings. This event is open to people of all ages and climbing ability levels.


Momentum SoDo Entry Rendering


Momentum SODO’s regular operating hours start Sunday, Sept. 9, and are weekdays 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Weekend hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The gym will offer limited hours the week preceding the grand opening; details will be announced soon at


“America’s indoor climbing community was born in Seattle 31 years ago. For Momentum, it is a great privilege to open our doors and serve an area that’s rich so in climbing history, from the city’s passionate alpinists to those who cultivated the indoor climbing scene,” said Chris McFarland, Momentum’s operations director. “As the local climbing community continues to grow, we look forward to contributing to and being a part of the future of this special community.”


Momentum SoDo Interior Cave Rendering


Once a former Sears Automotive Center, Momentum SODO, is located in the rapidly changing industrial district that is south of downtown, near CenturyLink stadium and Safeco Field. The area offers guests an assortment of bars and restaurants. It is also close to major employers such as Starbucks headquarters.


Momentum will open a second Seattle location in early 2019. Momentum Seattle, a 42,000 square foot full-service rope and bouldering gym will be located in First Hill at 1421 South Dean Street. It will be the company’s biggest full-service facility to date and the largest rope climbing gym in Seattle.


Momentum SoDo Interior Island Rendering


Momentum SODO is hiring for positions including routesetters, youth coaches, climbing instructors, front desk staff and yoga teachers, among other positions. The current position openings can be viewed at


For more information on Momentum, please visit


Momentum SoDo Exterior Rendering


About Momentum Indoor Climbing

For the last decade, Momentum™ Indoor Climbing has been developing innovative indoor climbing gyms to serve local communities. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the Momentum brand is fueled by a passion to evolve and share the sport of rock climbing through inspired wall design, modern training facilities, effective coaching and education programs and amenities that enhance the indoor experience. Momentum is committed to building better climbers and cultivating lasting communities. For more information about Momentum, visit or connect with Momentum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo.




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