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Areas in Spokane Area

Cliff Drive 0 / 15 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Deep Creek 0 / 63 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 63
Dishman 1 / 29 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
Dishman Bouldering Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Eagles Nest Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Liberty Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Linkin Park 0 / 2 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 6
Little Dishman and Tiny Dishman 0 / 8 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
McLellan Rocks 17 / 73 / 1 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 101
Minnehaha 41 / 21 / 27 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 67
Mirabeau Park 1 / 12 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
New Dishman 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Rocks of Sharon 9 / 44 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 53
Tum Tum 4 / 41 / 3 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 57

Description

Spokane climbing: hardly world class, but hard to beat! What other metro area has nine climbing areas within a twenty minute drive? Here is a list of the crags with distance from town and whatever else I think is pertinent.

Minnehaha: Decent trad and poorly protected sport climbs, on granite, right in town / 70+ routes, 100+ boulder / most are within 50 yards of parking lot / kid friendly / Popular toprope area.If you climb here long enough you may see someone LEAD A ROUTE!!. Props to the hardmen that put them up- some really bold 11's and 12's were put up back in the day!

Dishman: Mostly 5.11 and 5.12 sport climbing on slightly overhanging granite right in town / 38 routes / 2 minute approach/ The terrain is kid friendly and Dishman has cleaned up quite a bit in the last 5 years. The water tower leak was fixed, which got rid of the standing water and the mosquito problem.

Mirabeau: Small sport area with some excellent 5.7 to 5.12c climbing right next to the Valley YMCA (join the Y, put the crumb-snatchers in free daycare and go climbing, you're pretty much close enough to get away with it for years- or so I hear). The crag is really kid-friendly too. Well bolted for safe leads, most are also top-ropeable.

Cliff Drive : Very short but pumpy, well-bolted routes, on basalt, right in the heart of town. / 20 routes / 1 minute approach. It's like a free climbing gym.

Liberty Park: 4 or 5 steep boulder problems in a basalt cave in the 'hood / 1 minute approach / it's a nice park, just not the best part of town.

Rocks of Sharon: 60 + routes and some pretty good scenery on Tower Mountain./ 5 miles from the south end of town / 15 or 20 minute approach (great for kids if they can handle a steep 15 minute approach hike).

Deep Creek: 60+ great sport routes on steep basalt 4 miles from the Nortwest edge of town/ 5-15 minute approach / kid friendly / You can climb main wall on a rainy day. No toprope routes, but safely bolted for leading.

McLellan: 80+ trad, sport, and boulder problems on granite with lots of new route development / 16 mi. from the Northwest edge of town.

Tumtum: 23 mi. Northwest / 25+ routes- / 5-20 min. approach/ mostly trad and some bouldering and runout sport, 5.0 to 5.12. Hard to find your way around and some scrambly approaches;

Post Falls (Q'Emiln Park): 80+ sport routes and a few trad climbs on granite /17 miles from the East end of town / Very kid-friendly/ best 5.10 and below sport climbing. Death Fall Wall has rainy day climbs. Beware the Pernicious Grade Creep! With grades as soft as a baby's bum, you're sure to climb harder in no time!


Buy Inland Northwest Rock Climbs by Marty Bland at Mountain Gear to check out good hard sport climbing just a little further north in Marcus, Metaline Falls, and China Bend. The climbing at Lake Koocanusa (Stone Hill) is also worth checking out. Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) is only a couple hour drive on I-90 and offers something like seven hundred routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Spokane Area

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Delayed Adolescence
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
The Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 19
Rat Run
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
A Perfect Storm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Don Quixote
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
The Roach
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Pit Lizard
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Free Installation
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Cuss and Fight
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Naked Man
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Chronic Rookie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 19
Dump Truck
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Mental Warfare
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 6
The Masochist
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Quiver
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Delayed Adolescence McLellan Rocks > Hood
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Dihedral Minnehaha > Main Wall
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Rat Run McLellan Rocks > Pack Rat Cave
 19
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
A Perfect Storm Rocks of Sharon > Big Rock > W Face
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Don Quixote Minnehaha > Don Quixote Face
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Roach Deep Creek > Main Wall
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pit Lizard Deep Creek > Pit
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Free Installation Dishman
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cuss and Fight Tum Tum > Pitbull Wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Naked Man Deep Creek > Main Wall
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chronic Rookie Rocks of Sharon > Rookie Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dump Truck Deep Creek > Main Wall
 19
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mental Warfare Deep Creek > Main Wall
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Masochist Deep Creek > Pit
 6
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Quiver Deep Creek > Main Wall
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Rouslan Haracherev
Lander, WY
Rouslan Haracherev   Lander, WY
Anybody that is looking to get outside and crush some rock I will be coming through town and my wife needs a break from belaying me so I am looking for a partner. Should be in town by 11/23. 8287733053 Sep 19, 2017

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