Climbing areas

Dishman

The Dishman crag is located on the southeast side of Spokane, across the valley from Minnehaha. The 30 or so routes are generally steeper and harder than at Minnehaha, ranging from 5.8 to easy 5.13. Most of the routes are in the 5.11-5.12 range. Bolted face climbing on gently overhanging granite is the norm, [...]

Dishman 2018-04-20T15:47:57+00:00

Minnehaha

Minnehaha is Spokane’s oldest and most popular area Located on the northeast edge of the city, the area offers an assortment of short (20’-80’) routes on featured granite generally ranging from 5.4 to easy 5.12, as well as a nice circuit boulder problems. There are relatively few pure crack climbs and few true sport [...]

Minnehaha 2018-04-20T15:45:56+00:00

Banks Lake

Located a long way from anywhere (except Electric City), the granite domes and boulders at the north end of Banks Lake have long flown under the radar. Perhaps inevitably, the area is now becoming discovered. In 2001, the first guidebook information to the area appeared, documenting nearly 50 routes. Two guides published in 2006 (Rock Climbs [...]

Banks Lake 2018-04-20T15:42:52+00:00

Peshastin Pinnacles

Peshastin Pinnacles is a sandstone area known for slabs and oddly rounded cracks. Before Frenchman Coulee, Peshastin was the most popular "off season" climbing area in Washington. It is often dry when rains drench Western Washington, or even Leavenworth 15 miles west. Peshastin climbs range from one to four pitches, with many ending on narrow [...]

Peshastin Pinnacles 2018-04-20T15:41:44+00:00