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. 

guidebook

  • Frenchman Coulee: A Rock Climbers' Guide, 4th ed by Brenden Sullivan & Jim Yoder (Vertical Press 2019).

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).
  • The 2020 Vantage Internal Lottery results are now final. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2020, please check this 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 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
Map
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Outdoor Field Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Sport Climbing
Practicing sport climbing outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 - Sun, Sep 29, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Sep 26
Tacoma Branch

Adventure Club - Climbing Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
We'll spend both days this weekend climbing with a big campfire and cookout Saturday night.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 - Sun, Oct 13, 2019
Prerequisites
19 participants 1 instructor 5 chaperones
Registration closes Oct 10
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
[Jared Pearce & Patty Cokus] SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel,
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 7, 2020 - Sun, Mar 8, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Jan 12; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Beyond Basic Rock- Field trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Beyond Basic Rock
Field trip
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 9, 2020
No Prerequisites
10 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Nov 3; Instructor registration open now
Olympia Branch

BC Field Trip #6: Rock Weekend - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Rock Weekend
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 16, 2020
No Prerequisites
17 participants 13 instructors
Registration closes Jan 23
Olympia Branch

BC Field Trip #6: Rock Weekend - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Climbing Course
Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Rock Weekend
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, May 17, 2020
No Prerequisites
22 participants 17 instructors
Registration closes Jan 23
Olympia Branch
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Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • The Sunshine Wall
  • The Feathers
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