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Minnehaha Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.6873, -117.3265 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: David Stephens on Mar 20, 2007  with updates from Chris Doll
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Description 

This Crag has it all...sunny, shady, crowded and secluded. Just pick the day of the week and the time of day then live with what you get. It's a nice crag and worth a stop by on a Tuesday! The rock is granite and there are over 70 route! All routes can be top roped. This is a inner city crag with all the downfalls that come with a crag like this. BAD PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS.

Getting There 

From I-90 take exit 283 B (Freya St/Thor St) go North on Freya St, drive 2.4 mi. Take a right on Euclid Ave. and drive 1.9 mi. Euclid will turn into E. Upriver Dr. Look for John H. Shields Park on the left just after the road begins following the Spokane River.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.4 miles from here

59 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',4],['5.8',7],['5.9',5],['5.10',16],['5.11',7],['5.12',6],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Minnehaha

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Minnehaha:
Tarantula Traverse   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Other Rocks
Maginot Line   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Main Wall
Main Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Main Wall
Starbabies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, TR   Main Wall
Jam Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Main Wall
Bat Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Main Wall
Smokey Overhang   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Main Wall
The Dihedral   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Main Wall
The Prow   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 30'   Secondary Face
Hot Licks    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport   Main Wall
Don Quixote   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Don Quixote Face
The Hooker   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Secondary Face
Romancing the Stone   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, TR   Don Quixote Face
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Featured Route For Minnehaha
Rock Climbing Photo: warming up on this great route

The Dihedral 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : Main Wall
Arguably the best route at Minne, Dihedral is often TR'd, but is an excellent lead. You'll lieback, jam, stem, crimp and smear up this one. The Crux is at mid-height, after moving left from a good rest in the corner. sustained from this point. Many consider it hard for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Minnehaha Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The main wall, center at Minne: 1. main crack (5.4...
BETA PHOTO: The main wall, center at Minne: 1. main crack (5.4...
Rock Climbing Photo: Found these two bolted lines up on the hill past t...
BETA PHOTO: Found these two bolted lines up on the hill past t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't know need of this rock, really fun climb tho...
Don't know need of this rock, really fun climb tho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another 4 bolt route found up on the hill behind t...
BETA PHOTO: Another 4 bolt route found up on the hill behind t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Calcium Fortified Rock located just past the secon...
BETA PHOTO: Calcium Fortified Rock located just past the secon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Two bolted routes up on the hill behind the second...
BETA PHOTO: Two bolted routes up on the hill behind the second...
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't know need of this rock, really fun climb tho...
Don't know need of this rock, really fun climb tho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Freeing South Africa on the left, unknown route on...
BETA PHOTO: Freeing South Africa on the left, unknown route on...
Rock Climbing Photo: Secondary face, 5.7
Secondary face, 5.7

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By Scott Coldiron
Administrator
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 11, 2009
DIRECTIONS: From I-90 take exit 283 B (Freya St/Thor St) go North on Freya St, drive 2.4 mi. Take a right on Euclid Ave. and drive 1.9 mi. Euclid will turn into E. Upriver Dr. Look for John H. Shields Park on the left just after the road begins following the Spokane River. The main face is obvious from here.
By milehimaddy
Jul 7, 2014
Looking for a climbing partner at Minne in Spokane WA during any morning from July 11 - 15th. Email me, rewireapplications@gmail.com. Thanks!
By Melissa Teoh
Apr 9, 2015
Hello I'm a portlander coming into town for a project! Looking for a post work climbing partner for April 13 - 17th. Flying into town for work, so packing light. I'll have draws, harness, and climbing shoes.

Email if you want a partner - mzteoh@gmail.com

Cheers,
Melissa =)
By Forrest Edwards
Jan 25, 2016
What's the most complete guidebook for the routes in this area? If there is one it'd be nice to have a book in hand when out there! Thanks a lot, new to the area and stoked about the ease of access.
By Anthony Sandoval
Jun 19, 2016
Sorry I forgot the name of this guide book. I even bought one, but moved and can't find it yet. Made my purchase last year at Mountain Gear and went to REI to find another to be told it was out of print. Here is the only pic I have of it for Secondary Face which is a nice shady spot to climb on those sunny days.
Rock Climbing Photo: Secondary Face at John C. Shields park, commonly k...
Secondary Face at John C. Shields park, commonly known as Minnehaha.


One other thing, I know it is common to call this park Minnehaha, but it is John C. Shields park named after an officer who I believe was killed in the line of duty. Would be respectful if the name was changed on here.

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