Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)


Crag Rock Climb - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Intent is to allow both experienced and inexperienced leaders to practice on short pitches in low key environment (Riverview) with lots of sun.

  • Sun, Mar 20, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Please meet by 8:30 Sunday morning at a parking area on your left as you drive into Frenchman's Coulee (the one ringed by Jersey barrier blocks.)  Here are the driving directions:

While traveling east on Interstate 90, take exit number 143, which is about ten minutes east of Vantage.  Turn left under the freeway onto Silica Road for 0.8 miles.  Then at the intersection of Silica and Vantage Roads, turn left (west).  Approximately 2.8 miles from the intersection is a parking area on your right where the coulee opens up.

You will need a Discover Pass.  Google it.

Riverview is mostly sport, but there are trad climbs, so, if you are so inclined, bring your gear.  There are a lot of climbs along the wall and we will probably end up being spread out quite a bit.  There are easy, moderate and harder climbs available so no one will run out of things to do here.   This activity is for people who want to lead; no belay bunnies (except me!)  Experience indicates that we will probably be done around 4pm.
Bring sunscreen and water.


Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Harness
  • Helmet!!!
  • Rockshoes
  • Belay Device
  • Rope
  • Personal Anchor
  • Alpine or Sport draws (e.g. 6 sewn runners with 12 wiregate carabiners)
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