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.


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

Upcoming Activities

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - SPIRE Rock

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading on Rock
A field trip to a cragging location suitable for practicing single or multi-pitch lead climbing
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
6 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Mar 10
Kitsap Branch

Tacoma Scrambling Class - SPIRE Rock

Scrambling Lecture: Alpine Scrambling Course
Tacoma Rock School Field Trip - Spire Rock
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
32 participants 5 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

BC Activity: Rock Climbing Practice - SPIRE Rock

Climbing Lecture: Basic AlpineClimbing Course
This will be an additional practice opportunity before evaluation at the Rock 2 Field Trip.
Sat, May 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
15 participants 22 instructors
Registration closes May 5
Olympia Branch
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