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Q'Emilin Park Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: JacobD on Jun 30, 2006
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This area has surprisingly good granite and fun routes. A mix of trad and sport with easy approaches.

Getting There 

From Downtown Spokane, get on I-90 going east and head to the Idaho State Line which is about 16 miles away. Take Exit 5, The Spokane Street/City Center Exit, and take a right and head south on Spokane Street across the bridge to Parkway Road. Take a right here, and head down about 400 yards to the Q'emiln Park entrance. This pay station is open seasonally, and you can usually get in past a closed up station in the spring and fall. If you don't wish to pay during the summer months, park here and walk in. Once in, you will see a sign for the Q'emiln Park Trail System. The crag is directly west of the sign. (Directions taken from

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

109 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',53],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Q'Emilin Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Q'Emilin Park:
Mad Max Crax   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Outback Wall
Tossed Salad   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Garden Wall
Wall O.B.   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Outback Wall
LSH   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 50'   Upper Fifth Canyon
Didgerdoo   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Outback Wall
Alpha one   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Alpha Wall
Organic 1   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 40'   Garden Wall
Billy Goat   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Post Wall
Lost Arrow Spur   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Fifth Canyon
Sherman   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Garden Wall
Barrier Reef   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Outback Wall
White Whale   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Outback Wall
Eat Your Roofage AKA Sandra Bullock   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Garden Wall
Stingray Steve   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Outback Wall
Gyno Boy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Upper Fifth Canyon
War   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Post Wall
Fearless Leader   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Rocky Wall
Death Fall   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Death Fall Wall
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Featured Route For Q'Emilin Park
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the climb.  Crux is bolt 2-3.

Fearless Leader 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Idaho : North Idaho : ... : Rocky Wall
Very well protected, crimpy route. Crux is about halfway up. A straightforward, fun route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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By Nielsonru Nielson
Mar 21, 2014
This page could use a little updating for newer routes and overall clarity. A lot of the area's routes only list them alphabetically, and are missing some of the routes. Adding more information to be able to use the Left to Right tool would make some of these areas that have a lot of routes close together more discernible. This page is already 70% there compared to the local guide book (which is already out of date). If the trouble has been taken to put this information on the web, might as well update and refine it.

Also, I'm pretty sure its "Q'Emiln" not "Q'Emlin"
By Rusty Baillie
Jul 8, 2014
The "official" name is Q'emiln (rapids, whitewater) which marks an ancient salmon spearing site at the nearby Post Falls --- but anytime you try to express a native american word in roman text it's a craspshoot.
The local guide is out of print -- it was just too expensive -- but there is an excellent state-of-the-art, online version at
There's phone reception most places in the park so you can smart phone it on the spot --- or download for free if you wish. Enjoy..........
By DanielHouston
Jul 10, 2014
This was a great climb, easy approach, great location and solid anchors. You can walk up to the top of the walls and set up rappelling or a top rope if you don't want to lead climb. Really enjoyed it, happy we found it!
By Dmadison
From: Logan, UT
Jul 18, 2014
How are the crowds here? Do people climb here enough so that it would be likely to meet partners by just showing up in the parking area? I'm here for a month, I have a rope and a rack but no partners yet.
By Sharon Lind
Apr 21, 2017

This is the most updated info for Post Falls. It is straight from the City of Post Falls web site. Follow Kootenai Climbers on Facebook for more information.
By Chris Maher
From: Post Falls, ID
Jun 9, 2017
I live 3 minutes from the parking area and have all gear and lead upper 10's. Call me when U need a partner: chris @ 208-773-3831

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