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
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

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
1 participant 3 instructors on waitlist
Registration closes May 18
Olympia Branch

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Climbing - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth Youth activity
Join the Pathfinders and Nomads for a weekend of climbing in Eastern Washington!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, May 26, 2023 - Sun, May 28, 2023
Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes May 24
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Tacoma Explorers Camping & Climbing Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Youth & Climbing Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
A car camping trip with some climbing and hiking!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 27, 2023 - Sun, May 28, 2023
Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration closes May 25
Tacoma 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
Sun, May 28, 2023
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 26
Seattle Branch

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

Climbing Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Intensive Basic Climbing Course Lectures & Field Trips - Seattle
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Tue, Jun 6, 2023 - Wed, Jun 7, 2023
No Prerequisites
16 participants
Registration opens Feb 13
Seattle 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.

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