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.
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.
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