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.

Temporary Closure

SPIRE Rock is closed for renovations that are expected to be complete in 2024. Please visit the SPIRE Rock web page for more info.


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

Tacoma Scrambling Activity - Rock ONE - SPIRE Rock

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Rock ONE
Sat, Mar 9, 2024
No Prerequisites
35 participants 8 instructors
Registration opens Nov 27; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch
Shawn Raybell
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