Deep Creek is a steep sport area just west of Spokane in Riverside State Park. Development of the area began in the mid-1990s. Unlike the other primary crags in the region, Deep Creek climbing is on basalt entablature. The climbs are up to 85 feet long and are generally featured, but pumpy. Most of the climbing is in the upper grades, with a high concentration of 5.12 and 5.13 routes.
Ownership/Management: Deep Creek lies on land managed by Washington State Parks (Riverside State Park).
Climbing at Deep Creek is regulated under a climbing management plan for Riverside State Park.
Brian Raymon on Mental Warfare, 5.12c/d, Deep Creek.
Photo by Marty Bland.