Tum Tum

The Tum Tum cliffs are a collection of slabby domes and boulders approximately 30 miles west of Spokane, in a rural setting on the north side of the Spokane River. The roped climbing generally follows slabby cracks and faces in the 5.8-5.10 range. A number of pitches are over 100 feet long and one climb is reported to be Spokane’s only two-pitch route.

Although the first recorded route at Tum Tum was done in 1970, climbing exploration increased in the early 1980s. A second wave of routes were established in the early 1990s. Most recently, the area has seen a surge in bouldering exploration and features a number of very difficult problems.

Watch for poison ivy and rattlesnakes.

Ownership/Management:
The Tum Tum crags and boulders lie largely on land managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Current status:
All crags on DNR land are open. Some historically explored crags near Tum Tum lie on private property and are closed.

Access considerations:
No known access or environmental concerns.

Tum Tum

Dmitry Kalashnikov on a Tum Tum V10.
Photo by Matt Lemere.

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:18+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Climbing areas, Eastern Washington, Spokane|Comments Off on Tum Tum

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