SPIRE Rock

A man-made rock formation at Sprinker Recreation Center outside of Spanaway, Washington. It was built by volunteers and the Army Corps of Engineers to promote rock climbing. It is a great facility for rock climbing education and training.

GETTING THERE

Take Exit 127 (SR-512 east towards Puyallup/S Tacoma Way) off of I-5.  Use the left three lanes to stay on SR-512.  Take the Steele St exit and use left two lanes to turn onto Steele St. The road continues as 116th Ave and then Spanaway Loop Rd.  Turn left onto Military Rd. The parking area for Sprinker Recreation Center is on the left.

  • Land Manager: Sprinker Recreation Center
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 65
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 65
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Pierce County Parks - Climbing - SPIRE Rock

Youth & Climbing Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Pierce County Parks
Climbing clinics for youth through Pierce County Parks
Sat, Jan 7, 2023
No Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jan 5
Tacoma Branch

Pierce County Parks - Climbing - SPIRE Rock

Youth & Climbing Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Pierce County Parks
Climbing clinics for youth through Pierce County Parks
Sat, Feb 25, 2023
No Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Feb 23
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Scrambling Activity - Rock ONE - SPIRE Rock

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Rock ONE
Sat, Mar 11, 2023
No Prerequisites
25 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Mar 1
Tacoma Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - SPIRE Rock

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock Course - Kitsap - 2023
A field trip to a cragging location suitable for practicing single or multi-pitch lead climbing
Sun, Mar 12, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 8 instructors
Registration closes Mar 11
Kitsap Branch

Pierce County Parks - Climbing - SPIRE Rock

Youth & Climbing Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Pierce County Parks
Climbing clinics for youth through Pierce County Parks
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
No Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 13
Tacoma Branch

BC Field Trip #5: Rock Fundamentals - SPIRE Rock

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Rock Fundamentals
Sat, Apr 29, 2023
No Prerequisites
6 participants 5 instructors
Registration closes Apr 27
Olympia Branch

BC Field Trip #5: Rock Fundamentals - SPIRE Rock

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Rock Fundamentals
Sun, Apr 30, 2023
No Prerequisites
21 participants 17 instructors
Registration closes Apr 28
Olympia Branch

BC Activity: Rock Climbing Practice - SPIRE Rock

Climbing Lecture: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
This will be an additional practice opportunity before evaluation at the Rock 2 Field Trip.
Sat, May 13, 2023
No Prerequisites
7 participants 11 instructors
Registration closes May 11
Olympia Branch
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