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Deep Creek

Dozens of routes await the experienced climber in the Deep Creek area. Check out the April 1998 issue of Rock and Ice for detailed descriptions of the Deep Creek routes. Be aware that this area is considered a challenge to advanced climbers, both traditional and sport, with difficulty of 5.11 and UP.  Beginning and Intermediate climbers will find great bouldering and some easier short practice climbs.

Deep Creek lies one mile south of the Carlson Trail head along the Centennial Trail, or about a one-half mile walk north of the State Park Road access near the ORV area. Both access points require a short walk; direct vehicle access is not available, but the approach is a breeze. 

Deep Creek is a very special place. A deep and narrow canyon is surrounded by basalt walls and pillows. In addition, a seasonal creek echoes through the canyon even in the heat of summer, as it surfaces, falls over rocks, and again disappears throughout the canyon. A network of hiking and mountain bike trails explore the area, with a fantastic view from "the benches" atop the coulee walls, and a series of awesome hoodoos (some great for bouldering) filling the canyon as it approaches the river.


McLellan Rocks at Fisk Property




McLellan Rocks (a misnomer due to confusion between the County Conservation area nearby) are a wonderland of Granite Formations that weave their way through an Old Pine Forest. Two hundred plus acres owned by the Washington State Parks at the Fisk Property, an undeveloped part of Riverside State Park.

The climbs are short 15' to 60' but the rock makes for high quality climbing. There is everything to climb; Sport, Trad, and Sprad with Twisted Cracks, Tech Slabs, Steep Jug Hauls makeing up Insane Sport Climbs from 5.7 to 5.12. There is also quite a bit of bouldering that been done, but the possibility for more bouldering seems just about endless. More info
here and here.