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Deep Creek  


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Description 

Basalt sport climbing about 20 minutes north of Spokane. Probably the best sport climbing in the area, and some of the hardest, mostly overhanging, some vertical routes. Slabs are pretty much non-exsistant here.
Watch for loose rock on the less traveled routes, the bassalt can be weak in spots. This is especially true of the routes to the north of the Pit.

Most of the routes are well protected and not run out, many of them also have 'biners to lower off of on the chains.

Plan on Climbing in the Pit (South-west of the parking area) if you want to climb before June as the main wall and lower lying areas are really wet. (It's called Deep Creek for a reason)

Early in the year the mosquitoes will suck you dry and the stinging nettle is tall, after about July things are much nicer in the canyon. By August the bugs are gone.

Another nice thing, the main wall stays dry in the rain except for the tops of a few routes.

Also, there are no bathrooms here, the nearest are at the gas station on 9 mile road at the bottom of the hill.

Getting There 

From The Division Street Exit:

Go north on Divison to Francis.
Take a left onto Francis and follow it until it splits, bear right onto Nine Mile Road.
Stay on Nine Mile until you come to Seven Mile Road, take a left.
Follow Seven Mile a few miles to State Park Drive. Go right, follow the dirt road to the parking area.

If you hit the town of Nine Mile Falls you've gone too far. The whole way is pretty well signed until you get to State Park Drive, it's just after a sign that says "Welcome to Riverside State Park" and just before a bridge over a small draw.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

59 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',15],['5.12',18],['5.13',9],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Deep Creek:
The Roach   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Main Wall
Pit Lizard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   The Pit
(13) Overhangus Interruptus   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Main Wall
(7) Flogging a Dead Horse   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Pit
(6) Naked Man   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Main Wall
(7) Belly Rubber   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Main Wall
Being Inferior   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   The Main Wall
(9) Dump Truck   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Main Wall
Bitten   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   The Main Wall
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Featured Route For Deep Creek
Pulling through the lower section of Naked Man

(6) Naked Man 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : The Main Wall
This brilliant route begins with a steep polished section followed by a nice rest before moving slightly left into a "c" shaped shallow corner system. Difficult slopers and small crimps lead to a tricky to clip 5th bolt. Working out the sequence through here is key to the send. Pull through a small and juggy bulge continuing on jugs to a nice rest (routes original finish). Now move right onto some nice face climbing finishing by pulling over a small roof. * *Note: Naked Man was Deep Cree...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Apr 15, 2012
Discover Pass is now needed for parking.