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).

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



Leading on Bolts Field Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Leading Bolted Routes
The culminating outdoor field trip for the course.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 8, 2019
No Prerequisites
1 participant 1 instructor
Registration closed May 1
Seattle 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
0 participants 3 instructors on waitlist
Registration closes Jun 16
Seattle Branch

Sport Climbing Course FT3 - Vantage - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Sport Climbing Course
A weekend of climbing, camping and good company.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - Sun, Aug 11, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 5 instructors
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
Everett 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
23 participants 22 instructors
Registration opens Aug 1; 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
Sun, May 17, 2020
No Prerequisites
23 participants 22 instructors
Registration opens Aug 1; Instructor registration open now
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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