Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Vantage, more correctly known as Frenchman Coulee, is a climbing area that has sport and trad routes from 5.4 to 5.12. There are several different areas to climb including The Feathers, Sunshine Wall, Riverview Park, Fugs Wall, etc.

GETTING THERE

Take Exit 143 for Silica Rd. off the I-90.  Take a left onto Silica Rd., and then in 0.8 mile take a left onto Vantage Rd.  The Feathers climbing area is about 1.3 miles down Vantage Rd. on the left, and the main parking area for the rest of the Vantage climbing areas is just a little further on the left. 

INFORMATION for leaders

INTERNAL CLIMBING LOTTERY

  • This is a very popular climbing area. If you are listing a trip, please check the Vantage Internal Lottery Results document before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling, or that there is no other course that already has priority in the internal climbing lottery for your date(s).

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips below to see if there is another group already booked on the day you are booking and coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and dividing yourself into small groups at different crags.
  •  Please write the crags you plan to be at in your summary, so that they show up in the overview.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
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Activities

Upcoming Activities



MAC Climbing and Camping Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Practice our climbing and rope skills, with car camping
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 - Sun, Mar 3, 2019
No Prerequisites
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 28
Tacoma Branch

Top Rope Rock Climb - The Sunshine Wall

Climbing Trip
SIG FT for Vineeth Manisha SIG
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 - Sun, Mar 3, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Feb 28
Seattle Branch

Top Rope Rock Climb - The Sunshine Wall

Climbing Trip
SIG FT for Vineeth&Manisha SIG
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 2 leaders
Registration opens Dec 15
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) This is the
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Mar 7
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Taylor / Eades -- SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, &
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 9, 2019
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes Mar 7
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Rock Field Trip for Brown/Clitherow SIG.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Mar 7
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) Feathers & low-5th
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Mar 14
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Dec 14
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Lalonde SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019
No Prerequisites
11 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Mar 14
Seattle Branch

Seattle Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
A car camping trip with some climbing and hiking!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 30, 2019 - Sun, Mar 31, 2019
Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor 5 chaperones
Registration closes Mar 24
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Aid & Big Wall Field Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course
Aid & Big Wall Field Trip
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 30, 2019 - Sun, Mar 31, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Mar 28
Seattle Branch

Y-WE Climb - The Feathers

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Young Women Empowered
Climbing with Young Woman Empowered
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 - Sun, Apr 7, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 4
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Field Trip 4 - Anchors and Leading on Bolts - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Anchors & Self-Rescue Unit
Test your climbing abilities, crag anchors, and cleaning techniques.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Apr 7, 2019
No Prerequisites
16 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Mar 4; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants 11 instructors
Registration opens Feb 25; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Beyond Basic Rock- Field trip - The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Beyond Basic Rock
Field trip for Beyond Basic
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 11, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Nov 4; Instructor registration open now
Olympia Branch

Rock Weekend - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Rock Weekend. Students will choose either Saturday or Sunday to attend.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 18, 2019
No Prerequisites
15 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes May 16
Olympia Branch

Rock Weekend - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Rock Weekend- Vantage. Students will select either Saturday or Sunday to attend.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, May 19, 2019
No Prerequisites
13 participants 7 instructors
Registration closes May 17
Olympia Branch

Intermediate Field Trip 4 - Anchors and Leading on Bolts - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Anchors & Self-Rescue Unit
Test your climbing abilities, crag anchors, and cleaning techniques.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 25, 2019
No Prerequisites
16 participants 6 instructors
Registration opens Mar 4; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

Intense Basic Climb Course Lectures & Field Trips - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Intense Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Intense Basic Day 4 - Rock Field Trip to Vantage
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
No Prerequisites
16 participants 10 instructors
Registration opens Feb 15; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
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  • The Sunshine Wall
  • The Feathers
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