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 first review the relevant Internal Lottery Results document below
    • The 2022 Mountaineers Internal Lottery results are now final. Please select the Vantage tab to view the results for this location. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2022, please check this spreadsheet before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling and that there is no other course that already has priority.
    • The 2023 Mountaineers Internal Lottery results are now final. Please select the Vantage tab to view the results for this location. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2023, please check this spreadsheet before listing your trip to be sure your course has priority for the field trip date(s) you are scheduling and that there is no other course that already has priority.

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

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage/The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Englund SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Mar 10, 2023 - Sat, Mar 11, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 6 instructors
Registration opens Jan 2; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage/The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
This is a one-day SIG Rock Field Trip for the Dittig/Metz SIG
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 11, 2023
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration closes Mar 9
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
McCarthy-Johnson-Mathiesen SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Mar 12, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration closes Mar 10
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage/The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) for Barb Motteler
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Mar 17, 2023 - Sat, Mar 18, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Jan 2; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Vantage/Sunshine Wall

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Join MAC on a spring climbing trip to the Frenchman Coulee AKA Vantage! We will
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Mar 17, 2023 - Sun, Mar 19, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
18 participants 2 instructors 3 chaperones
Registration opens Feb 6; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - 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 18, 2023 - Sun, Mar 19, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Mar 16
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Frenchman Coulee

Climbing Field trip: Alpine Rock Course
Field Trip to practice advanced alpine rock skills.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 18, 2023 - Sun, Mar 19, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 2 instructors
Canceled
Seattle Branch

Field Trip - Frenchman Coulee

Climbing Field trip: Alpine Rock Course
Field Trip to practice advanced alpine rock skills.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 18, 2023 - Sun, Mar 19, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 2 instructors
Canceled
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock Course - Kitsap - 2023
A field trip to a cragging location suitable for practicing single or multi-pitch lead climbing
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 25, 2023 - Sun, Mar 26, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 8 instructors
Registration closes Mar 23
Kitsap Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course
Aid & Big Wall Field Trip. Day 1 of a two day field trip.
Difficulty: Aid Climb
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
No Prerequisites
3 participants 7 instructors
Registration closes Mar 23
Seattle Branch

TAC MAC Climbing/Camping Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth & Climbing Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Practice our climbing and rope skills, with car camping
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 25, 2023 - Sun, Mar 26, 2023
No Prerequisites
14 participants 1 instructor 2 chaperones
Registration closes Mar 23
Tacoma Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage/The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Dittig/Metz SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration closes Mar 23
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course
Aid & Big Wall Field Trip. Day 2 of a two day field trip.
Difficulty: Aid Climb
Sun, Mar 26, 2023
No Prerequisites
3 participants 7 instructors
Registration closes Mar 24
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage/The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Englund SIG Only! SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Mar 31, 2023 - Sat, Apr 1, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
8 participants 6 instructors
Registration opens Jan 2; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG Field Trip - SMCG SIG rock field trip (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 1, 2023 - Sun, Apr 2, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Mar 30
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Cairnes SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 8, 2023 - Sun, Apr 9, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Apr 6
Seattle Branch

Seattle Junior MAC Climbing - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join us for a weekend of climbing at a Vantage!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Apr 28, 2023 - Sun, Apr 30, 2023
Prerequisites
7 participants on waitlist 2 instructors 3 chaperones on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 26
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Leading On Rock 2, Everett Intermediate Course - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading On Rock
In this field trip students build efficient omni-directional anchors, mock lead trad routes and transition
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 6, 2023 - Sun, May 7, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 6 instructors
Registration closes May 4
Everett Branch

TAC PAT - Activity - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
Monthly field trips that enable Pathfinders to practice newly learned skills.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 20, 2023 - Sun, May 21, 2023
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration closes May 18
Tacoma Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Rock Weekend
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 20, 2023
No Prerequisites
5 participants 2 instructors on waitlist
Registration closes May 18
Olympia Branch
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Titles

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  • Vantage
  • Frenchman Coulee
  • Vantage/Sunshine Wall
  • Vantage/The Feathers
  • Vantage/Fugs Wall
  • Vantage/Riverview Park
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