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Elevation: 1,722 ft 525 m
GPS: 47.83818, -117.75658
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Jun 17, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Zachary Winters, Mitchell McAuslan

Description Suggest change

Good solid granite cracks and slab, this place holds the best trad routes within an hour drive of Spokane. There is also plenty of room for development, both trad and sport.

There is incredible bouldering and some excellent lines that have not yet been posted to mountain project.

Some of the best multi-pitch/adventure climbing within an hour of Spokane

WARNING: There are rattlesnakes in this area and abundant poison ivy. 

Getting There Suggest change

30 miles from downtown Spokane. These directions assume you are coming from the city.

  • Head out Northwest Blvd. It turns into 9-Mile Road, and eventually Corkscrew Highway. All are still the same road (Hwy 291).
  • Past the town of Tum Tum, you will go through a switchback up and to the north, then around a bend back south towards Long Lake.
  • Soon, you will pass some amazing looking granite cliffs with houses and mobile homes in front of them on your right. These, unfortunately, are not your destination.
  • Continue until you see the dark colored slabs on the right that come very close to the road. There will be a parking lot, and a boulder with a chainlink fence around it (the pictographs). Park here (Discovery Pass Required).

There are trails here that go up to the smaller and higher domes, or head east back down the road to a clearing for the Apron and the Banana Split Dome.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tumtum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 9
Thrutchy Madness (15)
Boulder
V6 7A
 9
The Prow
Boulder
V9 7C
 8
Collective Mind
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Banana Split
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Black Widow
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 6
Don't Fall for Stray Dogs
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Jasmine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Captain America
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Value Pack
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Chimney Route
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 7
Desire and Discipline
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Lightning Line
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Cuss and Fight
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Bolt Gun
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Jacob's Ladder
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thrutchy Madness (15) Bouldering
 9
V4 6B Boulder
The Prow Bouldering
 9
V6 7A Boulder
Collective Mind Bouldering
 8
V9 7C Boulder
Banana Split Banana Split Dome
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Black Widow Banana Split Dome
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Don't Fall for Stray Dogs Pitbull Wall
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Jasmine Banana Split Dome
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Captain America Banana Split Dome
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Value Pack Terminal Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Chimney Route Twin Pines Buttress
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Desire and Discipline Twin Pines Buttress
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Lightning Line Twin Pines Buttress
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Cuss and Fight Pitbull Wall
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bolt Gun Little Matterhorn Rock
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Jacob's Ladder Banana Split Dome
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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