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Rock Climbing in Spokane

Rock Climbing

Thank you ancient lava flows and glacial ice floods! Today, the Spokane region is filled with fascinating rock formations. For climbers, the unique geology serves as the perfect playground. Just 10 minutes from downtown Spokane at John H. Shields Park, Minnehaha Rocks features a 70-foot granite outcropping along the beautiful Spokane River. The Deep Creek area of Riverside State Park offers challenging 100-foot volcanic rocks. Q'Emiln Park located in Post Falls is noted for its stellar climbs below 5.10. And Rocks of Sharon is well worth the twenty minute hike through Dishman Hills Conservancy.

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Deep Creek - Riverside State Park

Deep Creek is an advanced climbing canyon with traditional and sport routes of 5.11 and up. There are also bouldering and short practice climbs for beginning and intermediate climbers.

McLellan Rocks - Riverside State Park

  • 4427 Aubrey L. White Parkway
  • Spokane, WA 992005
  • Area: Spokane County
  • (509) 456-3964

McLellan Rocks, located in Riverside State Park’s Fisk Day Use area, offers a variety of sport, trad and sprad climbs ranging from 15’ to 60’. Difficulty ranges from 5.7 - 5.12.

Rocks of Sharon

Rocks of Sharon are located in the Dishman Hills Conservancy atop Krell Hill overlooking the Palouse. To reach the granite outcroppings, climbers must hike about 1 mile in from the Stevens Creek

Minnehaha Rocks

The Minnehaha Rocks, located in John H. Shields Park, are an outcropping of granite along the Spokane River near Upriver Dam. Known as a rock climbing destination, beginners and experts alike will

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