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 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).
  • 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.

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

CBC 4 - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Compressed Basic Alpine Climbing
Field trip for the Compressed Basic Alpine Climbing course
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closed May 11
Olympia Branch

Sport Climbing FT #3 - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Sport Climbing
We'll take everything you've learned so far and put it to practice by going cragging.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jul 10, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes Jul 8
Foothills Branch

CBC 4 - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Compressed Basic Alpine Climbing
Field trip for the Compressed Basic Alpine Climbing course
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closed Jun 11
Olympia Branch

Sport Climbing Course FT3 - Vantage - The Feathers

Climbing Field trip: Sport Climbing Course
A weekend of climbing, camping and good company.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 - Sun, Sep 12, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
12 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Jun 26; Instructor registration open now
Everett Branch

Traditional Climbing Course - Field Trip #3 - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Field trip: Traditional Climbing Course
Push yourself and work on perfecting your new skills
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Sep 18, 2021 - Sun, Sep 19, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Sep 16
Olympia Branch

Traditional Climbing Educator Assessment - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Clinic
MEA Certification Assessment. Reserved for volunteers who have applied for MEA Educator status.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Oct 2, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 2 leaders
Registration opens Sep 30
The Mountaineers Branch

Sport Climbing Educator Assessment - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Clinic
MEA Certification Assessment. Reserved for volunteers who have applied for MEA Educator status.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Oct 3, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 2 leaders
Registration opens Sep 30
The Mountaineers Branch

Sport Climbing Educator Assessment - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Clinic
MEA Certification Assessment. Reserved for volunteers who have applied for MEA Educator status.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Oct 9, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 2 leaders
Registration opens Sep 30
The Mountaineers Branch

Traditional Climbing Educator Assessment - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Climbing Clinic
MEA Certification Assessment. Reserved for volunteers who have applied for MEA Educator status.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Oct 10, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 2 leaders
Registration opens Oct 7
The Mountaineers Branch
Trip Reports
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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