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Areas in Deep Creek

Billy Wall 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Enema Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Main Wall Boulder 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Main Wall, The 0 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Mushroom Rock 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pit, The 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Upper Bench 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

Description [Suggest Change]

Basalt sport climbing about 20 minutes north of Spokane. Probably the best sport climbing in the area, and some of the hardest, mostly overhanging, some vertical routes. Slabs are pretty much non-existent here.
Watch for loose rock on the less traveled routes, the bassalt can be weak in spots. This is especially true of the routes to the north of the Pit.

Most of the routes are well protected and not run out, many of them also have 'biners to lower off of on the chains.

Plan on Climbing in the Pit (South-west of the parking area) if you want to climb before June as the main wall and lower lying areas are really wet. (It's called Deep Creek for a reason)

Early in the year the mosquitoes will suck you dry and the stinging nettle is tall, after about July things are much nicer in the canyon. By August the bugs are gone.

Another nice thing, the main wall stays dry in the rain except for the tops of a few routes.

Also, there are no bathrooms here, the nearest are at the gas station on 9 mile road at the bottom of the hill.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

From The Division Street Exit:

Go north on Divison to Francis.
Take a left onto Francis and follow it until it splits, bear right onto Nine Mile Road.
Stay on Nine Mile until you come to Seven Mile Road, take a left.
Follow Seven Mile a few miles to State Park Drive. Go right, follow the dirt road to the parking area.

If you hit the town of Nine Mile Falls you've gone too far. The whole way is pretty well signed until you get to State Park Drive, it's just after a sign that says "Welcome to Riverside State Park" and just before a bridge over a small draw.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Deep Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
The Roach
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
Pit Lizard
Sport
Pit
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Overhangus Interruptus
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
Flogging a Dead Horse
Sport
Pit
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Red Hair
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Naked Man
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Opiate for the People
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Belly Rubber
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Dump Truck
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Spineless
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Mental Warfare
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Flip a Bitch Bear
Sport
Pit
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Bitten
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 5
The Masochist
Sport
Pit
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Quiver
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Roach Main Wall
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pit Lizard Pit
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Overhangus Interruptus Main Wall
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Flogging a Dead Horse Pit
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Red Hair Main Wall
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Naked Man Main Wall
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Opiate for the People Main Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Belly Rubber Main Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dump Truck Main Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Spineless Main Wall
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Mental Warfare Main Wall
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Flip a Bitch Bear Pit
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bitten Main Wall
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Masochist Pit
 5
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Quiver Main Wall
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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David Stephens
Superior AZ/Spokane WA
David Stephens   Superior AZ/Spokane WA
Discover Pass is now needed for parking. Apr 15, 2012

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