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 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).
  • The 2021 Vantage Internal Lottery results are now final. If you are scheduling a course trip here for 2021, 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
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

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, Jul 11, 2020
Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Jul 13
Kitsap 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
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes Jul 10
Kitsap 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, Aug 18, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closed Jun 7
Seattle Branch

Crag Rock Climb - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Trip
Riverview Park one pitch leading practice. Not a top roping outing. Will provide more information
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration opens Sep 1
Seattle Branch

Y-WE Climb - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Young Women Empowered
Climbing with Young Woman Empowered at Vantage
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, May 16, 2021 - Mon, May 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration closes May 14
Seattle Branch
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Titles

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  • The Sunshine Wall
  • The Feathers
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