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



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) For students in
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - Sun, Mar 1, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Jan 6; Instructor registration open now
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
3 participants on waitlist 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Mar 5
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 for Daniel Weaver's SIG
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
No Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Mar 12
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
KD's SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors). Email at
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Mar 15, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 4 instructors
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
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 21, 2020 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020
Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor 9 chaperones
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle Junior MAC Camping & Climbing Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
A car camping trip with some climbing and hiking!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 21, 2020 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020
Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor 10 chaperones
Registration opens Jan 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course
Aid & Big Wall Field Trip #6
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 28, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Mar 26
Seattle Branch

Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
This is an experience building trip open only to those MAC members who have attended
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 - Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 1 instructor 2 chaperones
Registration opens Feb 28; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course
Aid & Big Wall Field Trip #7
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Mar 29, 2020
No Prerequisites
3 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Mar 27
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, Apr 4, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants
Registration opens Apr 1
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
The Feathers & Sunshine Wall SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel,
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 - Sun, Apr 12, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - for Foothills SIG. Feathers
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Apr 10
Seattle Branch

Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Rock Climbing Module
A field trip to a cragging location suitable for practicing single or multi-pitch lead climbing
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 16
Kitsap Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Skye Stoury & Garrett Arnold - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

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

Youth Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Practice our climbing and rope skills, with car camping
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor 2 chaperones
Registration closes Apr 16
Tacoma Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors) - for Foothills SIG. Feathers
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
13 participants 6 instructors
Registration opens Mar 2; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Intro to Rock - Field Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Rock Climbing Course
Intro to Rock - Field Trip to local crag
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 2, 2020
No Prerequisites
12 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Jan 1; 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
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 7
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
11 participants 6 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
20 participants 12 instructors
Registration closes Jan 23
Olympia Branch

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, May 30, 2020 - Sun, Jun 28, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed Nov 17
Seattle Branch

Intensive Basic Climbing Course Lectures & Field Trips - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Intensive Basic Climb Course Lectures & Field Trips - Seattle
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Tue, Jun 9, 2020
No Prerequisites
20 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jun 7
Seattle Branch
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Titles

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  • The Sunshine Wall
  • The Feathers
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