INCO has permits and can conduct courses at all the areas listed above. See below for descriptions of each area.
The Tumtum Tombstone is located on private property owned by Inland Northwest Climbing Outfitters. This area provides a great teaching/learning environment with few distractions. Routes range from 5.7+ to 5.11 with an even mix of Sport and Trad Routes, on great granite rock.
McLellan offers incredible climbing, with routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.13 on granite rock. The area has a good mix of sport and trad climbing. Most courses will be run at Hummel's Landing (aka The Cove). Hummel's Landing is a sub-area within McLellan. It's a popular cliff jumping destination; however, it also has very safe climbing, in moderate grades, ranging from 5.5 to 5.10a, in a beautiful setting on the Spokane River. This would be a great place to choose if you're ok with some people being nearby during your course. It's also a nice way to get familiar with an area that can be a bit confusing to explore on your own.
Deep Creek has Spokane's most difficult sport climbs on basalt rock. While most of the climbs at Deep Creek are 5.11a and up, the Billy Wall (a sub-area within Deep Creek) offers some great moderates from 5.6 to 5.10. There are no trad routes at Deep Creek, and it's not a good location to work on top rope anchors. As such, we can only offer the Sport Lead Climbing Course and Custom Courses at Deep Creek. Deep Creek is a beautiful setting and offers unique climbing on really cool rock. If you're looking to get familiar with one of Spokane's best sport climbing destinations, this may be a good pick for your sport lead climbing course.
Vantage offers phenomenal climbing on Basalt Pillars. Climbs range from 5.easy to 5.12. Vantage has about a 50/50 mix of trad and sport routes. It's one of the only areas in Washington that offers year round climbing opportunities. You'll see climbers sending at Sunshine Wall and the Feathers in January and February if it isn't snowing. INCO can guide trips at Vantage year round; however, if the temps are below 40 degrees on the date you select for the trip; we will request that you reschedule. Vantage is a 2 hour 30 minute drive (one way) from the Spokane area, and a Discover Pass is required. You will need to provide your own transportation. Vantage sees a lot of climbing traffic, if you don't want a crowd around during your course, this may not be the best area to choose.
Inland Northwest Climbing Outfitters
7292 V Highway 291 Tumtum, WA 99034
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